Theatre The Dolmen Rowen Gillespie

Thursday 5th April |  8pm

Ali Hardiman

Meg O’Brian

Siofra O’Meara

Wesley O’Duinn

Louis Deslis


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Ali Hardiman: Ali is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting (2017) and Bow Street Academy (2018).

As an actress Ali will feature in film Metal Heart directed by Hugh O’Conor for Treasure Entertainment due to be released this year. Other credits include Fizzy Drinks With Two Straws (Theatre Upstairs), Leave To Remain (RTE and Treasure Entertainment) and Breastfriends (an IADT Graduate Production by Eleanor Rogers) 

A writer and performer, Ali’s debut play Disconnected directed by Olivia Songer premiered at the Scene + Heard festival, Smock Alley Theatre with a sold out run in the Main Space.

Her second play Electric directed by Clare Maguire will premiere in Theatre Upstairs on the 20th April and run until the 5th May.

Meg O’Brian: Meg graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting in 2016 where she was awarded The Gaiety Bursary.

Her theatre credits include:”Everything on Paper” as part of this years Scene + Heard festival, “Hostel 16” as part of The Dublin Tiger Fringe Festival, "Seriously though.." a piece of her original writing as part of Ragamuffin Collective's 'En Masse', "Proclamation", Fishamble's "Inside the GPO" and "Gulliver's Travels" which toured to both The Peacock and the The Everyman Theatre. She also collaborated with Raymond Keane with her piece "Hardcore St" as part of the Manifesto programme during her studies.

Siofra O’Meara is a Dublin based actor and writer. Most recently seen in Efficacy 84(Dublin Fringe2017/Nominated for Best Performance), This Looks Bad (The Axis, Smock Alley) and her film collaboration with Pale Rebel Pro which she also wrote will be released later this year.

Louis Deslis is an actor based in Dublin. He graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2016. He previously attended the Conservatoire Jean-Philippe Rameau in Dijon. As a student his credits include Inside the GPO (Fishamble; the new play company), Taming of the Shrew (Fortune’s Fool Productions), as well as various Gaiety productions including Tales from Ovid (Narcissus) and Marsyas the Hippest Satyr (Dionysus). Since graduating he has toured nationally with Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), and The Merchant of Venice (Lorenzo). He also performed in International Relations as part of Smock Alley’s Scene + Heard festival.

Louis Deslis: His acting screen credits include, The Young Offenders, Vikings and Fair City. Wes’ stage credits include Measure for Measure, a series of short plays with Fishamble and The Critic with Rough Magic.

Wesley O' Duinn: His first play Pathways debuted in Smock Alley’s main space last year. Wes has directed 3 film projects, Summon Her Children is a multi award winning film, which has featured in festivals in more than 10 countries. He recently directed the horror/comedy From Mamma With Love and the romantic comedy Limitless Love, both due out this summer.

Jessica Leen: Jessica graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting Full Time Actor Training course in July 2017 and is represented by Ronnie McCann at The Brennan Acting Agency. In March 2017 Jessica performed a piece of original work, “Jellyfish”, directed by Raymond Keane. She made her professional Theatre debut at Theatre Upstairs in The Nth Degree's THE WORDS ARE THERE. Jessica plays the part of ‘Jo’ in short film ‘The Package’ directed by laura way (Bodecii Film). She was the understudy at The Gaiety Theatre in September 2017 for The Spinning Heart (Verdant Productions). Jessica played the part of “Poll” in her debut play Two Of Clubs at Theatre Upstairs last December 2017, which will next play at the 2018 Listowel Writers Festival in Kerry. Her most recent work was playing the part of ‘Maggie’ in her new one woman play Waiting For WIFI at Smock Alley Theatre for the Scene + Heard Festival of New Writing 2018. After I Go is a new piece of writing that Jessica has developed for “Moments” at The Dolmen Theatre. It features actor Gerard Howard playing the part of “Jack”

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