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Meet The Team

Director – Patrick Sutton –

Director of Smock Alley Theatre, for the past ten years he has been working with a dedicated team to bring this culturally significant project to fruition. He is currently a board member of The Lisa Richards Actors agency, The Arts for Peace Foundation, The Gaiety School of Acting and Smock Alley Theatre. He regularly teaches in the USA and is also the director of COMMUNICATE, a communications company working at a senior level in politics, industry and the arts, and is a former Government appointee to the board of The Irish Museum of Modern Art.

patrick@smockalley.com

Director of Programming & Finance – Cliona Dukes –

Clíona is Director of Programming & Finance here at Smock Alley but also keeps herself busy as Smock Alley’s Producer and with freelance producing. Previously Cliona was General Manager of The Gaiety School of Acting and General Manager & Producer with Storytellers Theatre Company. She has worked in PR with GM Publicity, Box Office, Front of House and Marketing with The Civic Theatre; Administration with Theatre Forum and First Call Management; and Production with The Olympia Theatre. With Storytellers she produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Turn of the Screw, Mushroom, The Crock of Gold, and The Dream of a Summer Day touring all shows nationally, was Co-Producer on The Red Hot Runaways and Assistant Producer on Hard To Believe, Rashomon, and Hansel & Gretel. She was also Assistant Producer for the Olympia’s Cinderella. Recent productions include Smock Alley Players She Stoops to Conquer, Ramblinman’s True West and Iphigenia In Orem, WithanF Productions Our Father, and Solpadeine is my Boyfriend, Gúna Nua’s Pondling and Smock Alley Theatre’s The Playboy of the Western World, Waiting for Godot, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Christmas Carol, and Pygmalion. She is co-creator and co-programmer of Smock Alley’s new work festival Scene + Heard and its newest training programme for Creative Producers Smock Generator.

cliona@smockalley.com

Box Office & Marketing Manager – Osgar Dukes –

Osgar has worked in various box-offices over the past 14 years, most extensively in the Civic Theatre in Tallaght and The Old Vic Theatre in London. He has been with Smock Alley since 2012. He graduated from The London College of Music with a degree in Music Performance and also works as a sound designer.

osgar@smockalley.com

Technical Manager – David Halpin –

David is the Technical Director of Smock Alley Theatre and before this he was the Assistant Technical Manager at The Dunamaise Arts Centre. He has toured shows throughout Ireland, holds an MA in Modern Drama and leads the technical issues regarding, theatre performances, stage lighting and sound, Audio visual, crew staffing, hiring of equipment, maintenance contracts, on- going building works, corporate events and performances.

dave@smockalley.com

Catering and Bar Manager – Paul Clune

Paul has been with Smock Alley since it reopened in 2012; playing an integral role in the development of Smock Alley’s creative and seasonal menus. After studying Culinary Arts in Dublin Institute of Technology, Paul has gone on to work as a Chef, and Bar Manager in a number of establishments in both Ireland and the South of France.

catering@smockalley.com

Events Manager – Conor Byrne –

Conor Byrne is the Events Manager in Smock Alley Theatre. Since graduating with a BA in English Literature, Drama and Psychoanalysis from the Dublin Business School and a MA in Drama and Performance studies from UCD Conor began a career in Telecommunications. After several years
in that sector which included a secondment to the Middle East he returned to his first love which is theatre.
events@smockalley.com

Front Of House Manager – Emily Elphinstone –

Emily was promoted to Front of House Manager, after joining the team in 2012. She has previously worked as a Venue Supervisor for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, and as a Box Office Assistant during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Emily holds a BA (hons) in English from Goldsmiths (University of London), and is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting.

foh@smockalley.com


Technical Team

Donnie O’Meara, Barry Brown & Brian Nutley

Box Office

Alisun Fox, John Dennehy and Olga Criado Monleon

Front of House Team

Katie McCann, Olga Criado Monleon, Clodagh Mooney Duggan, Gemma Kane, Lorcan Strain, David Donovan, Ceara Carney, Ashleigh Dorrell, Sinead Purcell, Grace Corry, Emily Fox, Maya Petrovic and Ian Toner

Housekeeping Team

Leinster Cleaning Services