Niall Cleary

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Niall Cleary is the Artist Director and CEO of Graffiti Theatre in Cork and Chairperson of Youth Theatre Ireland. For Graffiti he has recently directed ‘Humans: A Robot Musical’ by John McCarthy, as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival,  ‘This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing’ by Finegan Kruckemeyer, ‘Holiday Inn” by Cillian Sheehan (CMF)  and Co-Directed and devised ‘Trasna’ a new play for young audiences with Sile Ni Bhroin and a fab creative team. He directed CITY by John McCarthy in association with The Everyman, which was part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, supported by Culture Ireland and was selected for the Origin NYC Festival in 2022. He’s also directed numerous productions for Youth Theatres nationally.  He has many years experience in professional theatre, as an actor and company manager, principally with Decadent Theatre Company, of which he was a founding member.  Niall has also worked with companies including Fishamble, The Town Hall Theatre Galway, and festivals including; Cork Midsummer Festival and Galway International Arts Festival along the way. He was a former board member of the Galway Theatre Festival and is a current committee member of TYAI.

Arts Council 70
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
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