Liz Brennan Director:
Liz has a BA in English from UCD and a Speech and Drama Licentiate from Trinity College, London. She worked for several years teaching drama in DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and was a Senior Examiner with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. She has adjudicated at various Festivals throughout the country and has examined in numerous examination centres.
As a trained singer Liz has played many leading musical roles. For her endeavours she won Best Female Singer at the Waterford Festival of Light Opera and Best Leading Actress at the Bangor Festival of Light Opera. She has also directed many musicals for musical societies and schools.
Pat has been singing, dancing and acting from a very early age and has performed in a wide range of musicals and plays. He studied drama with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama and is now a qualified drama teacher and examiner with the Board. He has also adjudicated extensively at Drama festivals around the country. In the late eighties he moved to Manchester where he studied dance and performed onstage throughout the northwest of Britain appearing on Granada and BBC television. On returning to Ireland Pat began a full time career in the entertainment industry and has worked on everything from fashion shows to television work. He was contracted for work in RTE with many different shows and acted as Choreographer on “Popstars” and “Your’e a Star”. Pat had the biggest audience for his work when he choreographed the backing singers for Irelands entry in the Eurovision for Mickey Harte some years ago.
Pat is now also a Licensed Practitioner of N.L.P (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and through this he is able to help his students with confidence and motivation.
Rachel is a professional actor represented by the Ann Curtis Agency and a signed model with Assets Model Agency as well as an active presenter with Irish Broadcaster “Irish TV” (Sky 191). Rachel trained with Crooked House Theatre Company and Kildare Youth Theatre where she toured extensively throughout Europe and the UK including performing for Councillor Angela Merkil in Berlin and receiving rave reviews in the Prague Fringe Festival.
She has worked as an actor and facilitator with Theatrino touring Italy and with Babel Labs in Turin. Rachel has run Youth Arts Programmes for the Gaiety School of Acting, Midlands Drama School, Miss Ali’s Stageschool, Starcamp and youth and community projects spanning the country, as well as holding a Higher National Diploma in Film and Media production. Rachel obtained her MA in Theatre from NUI Maynooth and The Gaiety School of Acting in 2013 and has starred in campaigns for 3 Mobile, Irish Ferries, C&A and The Powerscourt Hotel.
Sarah Jane Gordon
Growing up, Sarah Jane always had an interest in theatre and partook in musical variety shows.
Later, in 2007, Sarah Jane completed her Associates Diploma in Speech & Drama through the Leinster School of Music & Drama in Griffith College, Dublin. She was nominated for her piece playing Hester in The Bog of Cats by Marina Carr, and went on to win The Leinster School of Music & Drama Excellence Awards out of 12,000 contestants. That following year on her travels throughout Canada, Sarah Jane volunteered teaching with a non profit organisation in Toronto. Upon travelling out west to Calgary, she started working with a Canadian Irish theatre group, called the Liffey Players and undertook the role of Stage Manager.
From 2010-2017, Sarah Jane lived in New York, Hawaii and Philadelphia. After taking a hiatus from 2010 to 2013, she went back to university and graduated in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies. She moved back to Ireland in March of 2017, and since then has directed and produced musical productions, along with teaching for Midland Drama School, Mullingar Arts Centre, Westside Stage School, BAPA along with other community drama works in the Midlands.