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Padraic McIntyre

Padraic has previously tutored at Gormanston Drama Summer School

Padraic McIntyre - Gormanston Drama Summer School

PADRAIC MCINTYRE is a native of Bailieboro, Co. Cavan and trained as an actor at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. He has an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU.

Padraic is Artistic Director of Livin’ Dred Theatre Company based in The Ramor Theatre in Virginia. He has directed their first fifteen productions The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Belfry, (both of which were nominated for Irish Times Theatre Awards) The Tale of the Blue Eyed Cat, The Snow Child and The Little Dance Girl, which he wrote for the company. In 2007 he directed The Tinkers Curse by Michael Harding which was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play and Conversations on a Homecoming for Livin’ Dred/NOMAD which was nominated for The Judges Special Award. He has also directed The Children of Lir, Shoot the CrowA Christmas Carol and The Good Father. Livin’ Dred/NOMAD’s production of The Dead School by Pat McCabe was regarded as one of the theatrical highlights of 2008 and was nominated for three Irish Times Theatre Awards including Best Production. It completed a three-week sell-out run at The Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival in September 2009 and the Tricycle Theatre, London in 2010.

Padraic directed the Irish Premier of There Came a Gypsy Riding, for Livin Dred and the critically acclaimed Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme for NOMAD/Livin Dred both by Frank McGuiness. His most recent production was Ride On by Seamus O’Rourke for Livin Dred. He is currently working on a new play with Pat McCabe, The Bridge Below the Town due to tour in April 2013.

He has worked as an actor throughout the UK and Ireland. Recent Theatre as an actor includes: The Ballad of Pat McNab by Pat McCabe (Livin Dred Theatre Co.) Talking to Terrorists (Calypso Productions), The Green Fool, (UpState Theatre Company, National Tours) Two Houses (Upstate Theatre Company) Winter Came Down (Quare Hawks Theatre Company) Howie the Rookie (Library Theatre, Manchester) Shagnasty & Duck (Guilded Balloon, Edinburgh), Loves Labours Lost (English Touring Theatre, National Tour) Big Maggie (New Vic Theatre) A Skull in Connemara (Rocket Theatre, Manchester) The Ballad of Pat McNab by Pat McCabe (Livin Dred Theatre Co.)

He has appeared in LOVE/HATE and the feature film The Ballad of Honky McSwaine due for release later in 2013.

Writing Credits include: The Little Dance Girl (Livin Dred) Carnival at Glenaduff (Ramor Players) Going and Letting Everyone Down (Caomhnu Literary Festival) The Voice (Roscommon Youth Theatre) A Holy Show (Ramor Players) The King of Ireland’s Son (Aishling Children’s Festival) The Lost Weekend (Ramor Players). The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down (Glenaduff Productions) has been a huge hit in theatre’s around the country and selling out four runs in The Olympia Theatre, Dublin where it is due to return in November 2014.

He recently toured A Night in November by Marie Jones and has just completed filming Charlie for RTE due for release in September 2014.

Padraic’s 2015 Course: Who am I Now? with Padraic McIntyre