Ready, Steady, SHOW! Team
Associate Producer for Children and Early Years
Over the past twenty years Hannah has worked in a variety of producing and curatorial roles. Currently she works as a freelance Creative Producer with clients such as The Civic Theatre,
Dublin and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. She was Creative Producer for the award winning ANU Productions and WilllFredd Theatre before leaving to work for VISUAL, Carlow and The Courthouse, Tinahealy.
She received funding from The Arts Council of Ireland to participate in Robert Wilson’s Watermill Centre Residency Program and was sponsored by the Asia
Europe foundation to take part in the European Festival Association’s Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Singapore. After moving to Belfast in 2018 she took up the role of Business Development Manager with Young at Art. In 2019 she became Associate Producer for The Civic, Dublin where she curates and manages Ready Steady SHOW! Originally conceived as a scratch festival showcasing new work for children and young audiences, over the last two years, Ready Steady SHOW! has grown and evolved into a bespoke Commissioning and Artist Development Programme which has a specific focus on creating transformational arts experiences across both a live and a digital platform for young audiences.
Hannah received a bursary from The Arts Council, Ireland for 2021 to explore artist development initiatives and examine the role of new technologies, including VR, in the making of live and digital work for the YPCE sector. In 2021 she was awarded one of the Live to Digital commissions from The Lyric, Belfast for which she produced her first VR work, Macbeth VR which fused first
folio text with cutting edge immersive technology using Animotive with RETínìze Studio, Belfast.
In 2022 she received funding from Arts Council of Northern Ireland to explore the impact of new technologies, including XR, on the practice and production of performing arts sector in NI. She was also lucky enough to receive funding from the Arts Council, Ireland’s Agility Award to take part in the Common Purpose Emerging Leaders Programme this summer.
Line Producer & Schools Liaison for Ready, Steady, SHOW!
Sophie is a freelance producer who works across theatre, dance and theatre for young audiences. Her work with The Civic Theatre includes line producing Freshly Ground Theatre’s This is a Blank Page in Autumn 2021 and Candlelit Tales’ Cruthú in Spring 2022. Sophie is currently the line producer and schools liaison for Ready Steady SHOW! at The Civic Theatre.
Production Manager for Ready, Steady, SHOW!
Sinéad Purcell is a Dublin based Production Manager, Stage Manager, and Set Designer. In 2015 she graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, Sculpture. Upon graduating she was awarded a Certificate of High Commendation from the Undergraduate Awards in the category of Visual Arts and Design. Since graduating, Sinéad has been working as a freelance theatre maker, transferring her knowledge of fine art to the stage.
Recently Sinéad worked for the National Gallery of Ireland’s Community Outreach Programme designing wheelchairs for children in LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, to be used in a production titled The Much Much More Magnificent Seven which took place on The Abbey Theatre’s main stage, with musical accompaniment from the National Concert Hall.
Other recent Theatre credits include : Set Designer for 48 by Gemma Kane, Stage Manager for Brendan Galileo for Europe by Fionn Foley, Set Designer & Stage Manager for All honey by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, and Production Manager for multiple Gaiety School of Acting Grad Show productions.
Sinéad also works as Programme Officer for Dance Ireland.