Our Tethered Kin play has a cast full of incredibly talented and experienced people. The mix between this whole bunch of actors and actresses will provide an amazing and unique experience to the audience.
Claire (she/her) is an interdisciplinary dance artist. Her work, while mainly focusing on dance, spans vocal and sonic art, digital, site-specific and performance art. She has performed and co-created events dedicated to expanding the boundaries of presence and performance and has presented solo and collaborative work both as a choreographer & creator and as a performer nationally in Ireland and across the UK and Europe.
Dylan’s credits include Katie Roche (Abbey Theatre), Hansel and Gretel (The National Theatre), Philadelphia Here I Come (Donmar Warehouse), Peter Pan (National Theatre of Scotland), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), All Over Town (Project Arts Centre, Dublin), Romeo and Juliet, Mid Summer’s Night’s Dream (Antic Disposition), Forever House (The Drum, Plymouth), Autumn Fire(Finborough Theatre). Dylan is also co-founder of Red ‘n Blue Theatre Company where his directing credits include Lovesong (Garter Lane) and The Flags (Cork Arts Theatre).
Emily Kilkenny Roddy
Emily Kilkenny Roddy is a dance artist who has been working in Ireland after graduating from the University of Chichester (UK) in 2016. Emily has trained in numerous styles but for the most part works as a contemporary dancer, choreographer and facilitator. She has worked with companies and artists which include Loosysmokes (IRE), Lea Anderson (UK), Sibeal Davitt (IRE), Junk Ensemble (IRE), Laura Murphy Dance (IRE), Theatre Lovett (IRE) Nacera Belaza (FR), Justine Doswell (IRE), & Femme Bizarre (IRE).
As a choreographer she works in both contemporary and commercial fields. Previous commercial roles include: choreographer/performer for numerous festival shows across Ireland, TV shows (RTE, TG4, Choreographer for Body Brothers on RTE jr) and Music Videos (Nnic, Bonneymen). Her first full length contemporary show, supported by the Arts Council, will premiere in June 2023.
Emily showcased her acting skills in her debut performance in Short Film BRUISE (2022, premiere GFF), in which she was nominated for Best Actor at Louth International Film Festival. Recently signed by the Lisa Richards Agency after completing the 6 month screen acting course in Bow Street (2022), Emily is set to make her TV debut in The Vanishing Triangle (2023).
Emily first worked with Broken Crow Theatre in 2020 in their development period of Our Tethered Kin and is delighted to be part of the show today.
George is an awarded actor and member of BrokenCrow Theatre Company since its inceptiont. She is developing two pieces for young audiences Little Seed,Tall Tree and ERIK, an ambitious suite of work ERIK anticipated to be an illustrated book, an animation and a live event.
George is also an early years artist and director of BEAG, the first early years arts programme of its kind in Ireland hosted by Graffiti Theatre with partners HSE, Cork City & County Arts Offices.
George trains with Tom Kibbe; Techniques in Modern Realist Acting.
Theatre credits include Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz dir. Wayne Jordan; Ida in Levin&Levin BrokenCrow (Everyman Theatre premiere, Dublin Fringe Festival), Dark Kingdom a selection of short stories by Kevin Barry adapted for BrokenCrow (Cork Midsummer Festival); Neon Western by Conflicted Theatre & Peter Power(Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival)
Film and television credits include Penny Dreadful, Fair City, independent award winning shorts;’Fiona’ in Heart, Partly Cloudy (Best Actress) & The Handsome Shadows, title role in The Beauty of Ballybrack (Best Actress). Lead role of Meg Daly in her debut feature The Randomer winning Best Actress Toronto International Independent Film and Screenplay Festival.
“Where Have You Been” in which George plays the lead female role of ‘Clara; Best Actress for psychiatrist “Lorraine Butler” in Shaun O’Connor’s multi-awarding winning short film “Disappear“, the supporting role of ‘Ellen’ in Niall Owens new feature film “Gateway“, ‘Grainne’ in Shaun O’Connor’s IFB Funded short film “Mary”, the lead role of ‘Victoria’ in Enrique Carnicero’s short “Shot-Hit-Spank”.
Graham Butler Breen
Graham is an Irish performer, theatre maker and artist based in both Ireland and the UK. He is a graduate from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) where he was awarded with his Master’s Degree in Theatre Lab. He is an alumnus of University College
Dublin (UCD) and the UCD Ad Astra Performing Arts Academy.
His recent credits include a 2022 Autumnal tour of The Kaspar Hauser Experiment with Animikii Theatre and previously an original self-directed solo performance titled The Pure Narcissist (2021 & 2022). Graham is a co-founder of Luna Collective, a new wave theatre collective in Dublin. He has performed in several Luna productions including Samovar (2020) by Frank McGuinness and AGOG (2020). He has written and directed several projects with Luna Collective including AGOG, Legos, and has co-writing and co-directing credits on 100 Shades of Being.
Graham’s radio play Pertransiit Benefaciendo: (He) Went About Doing Good (2020) was performed as part of Porcelain Theatre’s Ghost Light series. He has montaged and directed devised works; Lights Up, Heads Down (2019) Additionally, he has facilitated and directed work
as part of the Erasmus+ programme in Spain (Speechless, Teatrel On&Off) and Catalonia (Play the Change 2, Pirineus Creatius).
Raymond is a founding member of multi award winning Barabbas Theatre Company. www.barabbas.ie.
Raymond’s work as clown, actor, writer and director has appeared in almost every Irish Theatre and on international stages from the back of a truck to the Brooklyn Academy of Music – London, Edinburgh, Wales, France, Denmark, Africa (Zimbabwe and Zambia), Japan, New Zealand and U.S.A. (New York, Washington, Kansas, Chicago, New Hampshire, Colorado and Connecticut).
He has collaborated with Sarah Jane Scaife (Company SJ) on her ‘Beckett in the City’ project that continues to tour nationally and internationally. So far, this work has been presented at Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, Enniskillen and Paris Beckett Festivals, Barbican Beckett Festival London, River to River Festival New York and Tokyo.
Most recent performances include Beckett’s short novel Company directed by Sarah Jane Scaife at Dublin Theatre Festival 2018, Ulysses at The Abbey 2018 & 2019, Theatre Lovett/Irish National Opera/Abbey Theatre’s production of Hansel & Gretel, winner Best Opera and nominated Best Lighting Design, (Sarah Jane Shiels), Irish Times Theatre Awards (ITTA) 2022. Laethanta Sona (Happy Days) by Samuel Beckett with Bríd Ní Neachtain as Winnie under the direction of Sarah Jane Scaife – Company SJ performed on Inis Óir and at Dublin Theatre Festival in October 2021. Bríd won Best Actress ITTA and Ger Clancy was nominated for Best Design.
Most recent directing includes the award winning How To Square a Circle at Dublin Fringe Festival and subsequent national tour, More Rope by Billy Roche for Abbey Theatre’s 14 Voices From A Bloodied Field, NASC for Infinite Pants Co. The Long Christmas Dinner, Abbey/Peacock Stage – ITTA 2021 nominated in five categories Best Director, Best Production, Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actor, Máire Ní Ghráinne, and (winner) of Best Lighting Design, Stephen Dodd, and No Magic Pill by Christian O’Reilly at Dublin Theatre Festival 2022
He is a performer in John Gerard’s Mirrored Pavilion – Galway International Arts Festival.
Film and television appearances include Pajo’s Junkbox, The Whole Shebang, Scratch Saturday, Fair City, The Boy From Mercury, St. Patrick, Bloom, Sweety Barrett, The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, Procession, The Island of The Saints, To The Moon and Game of Thrones.
He teaches Theatre of Clown at Gaiety School of Acting Dublin, The Lir Academy of Dramatic Arts Dublin and The Samuel Beckett School of Dramatic Arts Trinity College Dublin – where he is Adjunct Teaching Fellow. He regularly mentors theatre artists.
Rosie is a member of BrokenCrow, a freelance Actor, an Early Years Artist with Graffiti theatre and a member of Outlaw Studios art collective. She is coached by Tom Kibbe in Techniques of New Modern Realist Acting and attends the open class at Dance Cork Firkin Crane. Rosie writes poetry, recently completed her first poetry film, awaken, and is inspired to create with nature re-connection in mind. She has acted in productions by BrokenCrow, Conficted theatre, the Everyman, Corcadorca, Meridian and Cyclone.
Katie is a graduate of the Lir Academy, Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art. Theatre work includes: Abbey Calling, The Ridleys, Let The Right One In, Seven Jewish Children (Abbey Theatre), Refuge (The Space, London), Gym Swim Party (O’Reilly Theatre), Vardo, Beyond Barricades, Sin Eaters (ANU Productions), Murder of Crows (Project Arts Centre/Garter Lane Arts Centre/The Lyric), Neon Western (Cork Midsummer Festival), The Secret Garden (Everyman Palace), Poor Little Boy With No Arms (Project Arts Centre and National Tour), Hostel16, The Windstealers (Dublin Fringe Festival), Sleeping Beauty (Cork Opera House), Wizard of Oz (National Concert Hall, Wexford Opera House), Fiddler on the Roof (Gaiety Theatre). Film/TV work includes: BAFTA Rocliffe (BAFTA), Robin (Four Quadrant Films), Braid (Short Film, Galway Film Fleadh), Kaleidoscope (Lir Academy), Over The Rainbow (BBC). Katie received an Irish Times Theatre Award Best Actress Nomination for her role in Let The Right One In and a BroadwayWorld Best Actress Nomination for her role in The Ridleys. In 2022, Katie’s debut play as a writer How To Fall Flat On Your Face premiered in Garter Lane Arts Centre and she was awarded in the RTÉ Radio 1 PJ O’Connor Awards for her new radio play HURL.