Caoimhe Whelan

Caoimhe Whelan

Associate Producer

Caoimhe is a freelance theatre and dance producer, producing work for both young audiences and grown-ups.

She is committed to giving life to high quality theatre that is energetic, innovative, and meaningful. Caoimhe is currently producing work with MALAPROP, Jess Rowell Dance and Bombinate Theatre.

Selected Producing credits include Malaprop’s HOTHOUSE (Dublin Fringe 2023) and Jess Rowell’s Making Waves (National Tour 2024).

In 2023 Caoimhe participated in Branar’s Meitheal initiative as Emerging Producer in Residence at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. Previous to this, she lived and worked in Toronto, Canada (2018-2022) where she most recently held the position of People & Operations Manager with Luminato Festival.

Before moving to Canada, Caoimhe worked primarily as a freelance stage manager with theatres and companies in Dublin such as The Gate Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre and Fishamble. She holds a B.A Hons in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin and is fluent in Irish (Gaeilge). Caoimhe is a native Irish Sign Language user and passionate about providing access in the arts.


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Jill Murray

Jill Murray

Independent Producer

Jill (she/her) is a freelance Producer based in Galway, who works with artists across a range of disciplines, including theatre, dance and visual art. She is committed to developing and networking artists from Galway and the west of Ireland with national and international audiences, presenters and collaborators.

Jill is the General Manager with Galway Dance Project, a resource organisation for professional dance and producer at Interface Inagh, a visual arts studio in the Inagh valley, Connemara. She is company producer with Brú Theatre, a bilingual theatre company which she founded in 2018 with theatre maker, writer and performer James Riordan.

Jill worked across a range of international and European projects for Galway’s designation as European Capital of Culture; including Galway Moves, a collaborative dance project with Dansnest, Echoes Of Calling-Encounter, an International collaboration with ALB Japan and Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr, as well as supporting The Streets are Ours, a participatory dance project produced by Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in collaboration with Galway Dance Project and Arch 8.

She has produced work for Galway Theatre Festival, Galway International Arts Festival, Cairde Arts Festival, Féile Traidphicnic, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children and the Mick Lally Theatre. Jill produced the schools performances of Tom Murphy’s On the Outside for Druid Theatre Company in 2020, this initiative was part of Druid’s Galway 2020 project, and was part of a wider education strand which went on to win a Business to Arts Award for Best Small Sponsorship.




“Cleite, a deceptively simple story, told beautifully and wordlessly by Philippa Hambly, backed by stunning sean-nós songs, in Irish and English from Caitlín Ní Chualáin was among the highlights of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival.” – Connacht Tribune (for Cleite by Brú Theatre)

“…this innovative, talented company have won over audiences and critics alike.” – Connacht Tribune (for Cleite by Brú Theatre)



Jill is an alumni of Irish Theatre Institute’s ELEVATOR programme and was a participants on Agents of Change, a professional development programme funded by the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme, and managed by Irish Theatre Institute, Galway city and county councils and Roscommon County Council, which ran from 2019-20.

Jill has worked with many of Galway’s leading arts organisations and festivals, including the Town Hall Theatre, Druid Theatre, The Galway Arts Centre, Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Decadent Theatre Company and Macnas.





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1. Victoria McCormack, Anna Mullarkey & Stephanie Dufresne in Ar Ais Arís, Brú Theatre, Commissioned as part of the Aistriú project by Galway 2020, in association with NUI Galway. Photo credit: Paul Kinsella (2020)

2. James Riordan in Selvage, Brú Theatre. Photo credit: Julia Dunin (2019)

3.Stephanie Dufresne & Lewis Wilkins in After Love at Galway International Arts Festival.  Photo credit: Declan Colohan (2021)

Rachel Bergin

Rachel Bergin

Associate Producer

Rachel is Creative Producer of Dublin based theatre companies Brokentalkers and Chaos Factory.


Brokentalkers are a multi-award winning company, founded in 2001 by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan. Brokentalkers make formally ambitious work that defies categorization and have built a reputation as one of Ireland’s most innovative and original theatre companies. Chaos Factory is an emerging experimental theatre company led by Rachel Bergin, Venetia Bowe & Fionnuala Gygax. Chaos Factory’s work is physically led, putting the body at the centre of their exploration in order to make theatre that is playful, strange and beautiful.

Rachel holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin. In 2018 Rachel was awarded a Bursary for Professional Development from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Rachel has recently been awarded an Arts Council Theatre Bursary Award 2020. Rachel was an Artist in Residence at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019-2021 and is an Associate Producer at field:arts.

Rachel’s recent producing credits include: Bellow (Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre, The Everyman, Droichead Arts Centre), Manifest (Brokentalkers, Project Arts Centre), The Boy Who Never Was (Brokentalkers, Dublin Theatre Festival), Hotel Happiness (Chaos Factory, Dublin Fringe Festival), The Examination (Brokentalkers, National & International Tour 2022, 2023 & 2024), RISING (Brokentalkers, Algorithm & Dublin Theatre Festival 2021), MASTERCLASS (Brokentalkers & Adrienne Truscott, Dublin Fringe Festival 2021, International Touring 2022, 2023 & 2024), The Spider’s House (Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland Co-Production), Gym Swim Party (A Co-Production with O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival 2019), A Different Wolf (Associate Producer, Junk Ensemble), MorphMe (BITE SIZE // SCRATCH, Live Collision 2019), WOMB (First Fortnight 2019), Son of a Preacher Man (Theatre Machine 2019), Kiss Kiss Slap Slap (Dublin Fringe 2018), LUNA (Galway Theatre Festival 2018), Fierce Notions (Dublin Fringe 2017, Winner: DFF Judges Choice Award).

Rachel has produced international tours of multiple works in Australia, Belgium, England, France, Norway, Portugal, Scotland and Turkey, presenting works at leading venues and festivals including Sydney Opera House, The Malthouse, Théâtre de la Ville and many more.

★★★★★
A stunning dissection of patriarchy, privilege and performance in a forceful work about sanctified male writers –
The List 

★★★★★
Inspired interrogation of ‘the great male artist
The Stage

★★★★
No easy escapes…. an absorbing production. — The Irish Times (The Examination by Brokentalkers)

★★★★
Superbly slippery piece of theatre. — The Stage (The Examination by Brokentalkers)



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1. Fionnuala Gygax, Danielle Galligan, Venetia Bowe and Michael-David McKernan in Kiss Kiss Slap Slap by Rachel Bergin, Venetia Bowe, Danielle Galligan & Fionnuala Gygax. Photo Credit: Anthony O’Connor (2018)

2. MASTERCLASS (Brokentalkers & Adrienne Truscott, Dublin Fringe Festival 2021, International Touring), Photo credit: Ste Murray

3. Willie White in The Examination by Feidlim Cannon & Gary Keegan. Photo Credit: Luca Truffareli (2019) 


Tilly Taylor

Tilly Taylor

Independent Producer

Tilly (she/her) is an Independent Producer working across theatre, dance, interdisciplinary live performance and festivals. Her work playfully traverses form and genre, reimagining the ways that audiences connect with live work.

Across Tilly’s portfolio of work, you’ll find projects spanning a diverse array of subjects and performance modes, what unites them all is a desire to connect audiences and artists through the intimate act of storytelling (that a whole heap of play, sweat, and e.m.o.t.i.o.n.)

Tilly works with dancers and creators Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ni Bhraonáin across an array of multi-disciplinary works, from dance interventions in public space to raucous stage shows. She also established Lark with writer and performer Emer Heatley and under this moniker they develop new writing that plays with form and audience relationships to intimacy, along with director Julia Head. Recent collaborations also include site specific audio performances with Murmuration, a Dublin-based collective of theatre artists, making live, narrative sound installations in nontraditional spaces. Prior to this she worked as Assistant Producer at Headlong, the UK’s leading touring company.


Other companies she has worked with include Dublin Dance Festival, Landmark Productions, Headlong, TED Conferences, New York Live Arts, Live Collision, Amanda Coogan, Dublin Theatre of the Deaf, Sugarglass Theatre, Create Ireland (National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts in Ireland), and Trans Live Art Salon. In 2016 Tilly co-founded Bombinate Theatre, an award-winning collective of theatre makers creating work for young audiences in Ireland.

★★★★
Both earnest and true, and at just 10 minutes it offers a profound experience — The Guardian (The Ghost Caller by Headlong)

★★★★
They are entertaining and gripping, turning in unexpected directions and hitting suddenly dark, tender or heart rending notes. — The Guardian (UNPRECEDENTED by Headlong)



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1. Róisín Harten in Glimmer by Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ni Bhraonáin at Live Collision. Image Credit: Abigail Denniston (2022)

2. Susanne Engbo-Andersen in Queen of the Meadows development at Shawbrook Dance. Image credit: Gareth Byrne (2022)

3. Róisín Harten in Glimmer by Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ni Bhraonáin at Live Collision. Image Credit: Abigail Denniston (2022)

4. Hazel Clifford and Eavan Gaffney in You’re Still Here by Murmuration at Dublin Fringe. Image credit: Simon Lazewski (2021)

Killian Coyle

Killian Coyle

Independent Producer

Killian (he/him) is a Dublin born London based Actor and Independent Creative Producer working between Ireland and the UK.

Killian (he/him) is a passionate and detail-oriented Creative Producer, working alongside theatre and film makers between Ireland and the UK. With a focus on socially engaged storytelling, Killian is deeply committed to affecting change and making a difference through his work. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, from short films and site-specific performances to national and international tours, and artist development programs.

As an Actor, Killian has worked for over a decade on such titles as Call the Midwife (BBC1/Netflix), Endeavour (ITV/PBS), Normal People (Element Pictures/HULU), Krypton (SYFY), Dublin Murders (BBC1), Grabbers (Netflix) amongst other film, tv and theatre credits. It is his extensive experience as an actor across projects of scale that he brings to bear throughout his career as a producer.

Notable recent highlights of Killian’s creative producing career include the multi-award winning Oscars 2024 longlisted short film Headspace by Aisling Byrne; This Solution by Shaun Dunne for Dublin Theatre Festival 2023; Good Sex Dead Centre with Emilie Pine original production at Dublin Theatre Festival 2022, and International Tour to Noorderzon, The Netherlands, the International Summer Festival Hamburg, Germany in 2023, and Cork Midsummer Festival 2024; a 9 venue national tour of the award-winning Making A Mark with Talking Shop Ensemble and Run of the Mill; Privilege: The Musical! with Louise White Performance; and the radical interpretation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Animals, with Louise White Performance for Dublin Theatre Festival 2022.

★★★★

“a wonderfully moving, politically challenging, and powerfully unsettling experience. Prepare to beshaken out of your comfort zone.” – The Arts Review (Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen)

★★★★

There’s a dark heartbreak at the centre of “We Can’t Have Monkeys In The House” which its wild, delicious humour wonderfully underscores. Something its four strong cast dazzlingly convey, as well as delivering some laugh out loud moments. — The Arts Review (We Can’t Have Monkeys in the House by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth)

Currently Killian is continuing his work alongside Aisling Byrne on the development of several film pieces, including short film Turnaround, which is funded by Screen Ireland’s Focus Shorts Scheme, made with Arcade Film, and due to premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh 2024. In addition to this, he is exploring opportunities for This Solution to tour internationally, film development with Shaun Dunne, while also working on a suite of film, theatre, and artist development projects with Run of the Mill, backed by the Arts Council’s Arts Grants funding for 2024.

Killian is a part of Screen Ireland and the National Talent Academies EMERGE programme, which is aimed at a diverse network of new and emerging producers who want to increase their industry knowledge and upskilling, while growing their peer and industry network.
He is also part of the field:arts cohort, a new Creative Production Supports initiative supported by the Arts Council of Ireland that will cultivate growth, sustainability and ambition across the independent contemporary arts sector in Ireland by prioritising the fundamental relationship between the Creative Producer and Artist.

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1. Rachel O’Connell in Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen. Photo credit: Jeda de Brí (2018)

2. Shauna Higgins and Kate Stanley Brennan in Restoration by Shaun Dunne. Photo credit: Luca Trufarelli (2020)

3. Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne in Making A Mark by Shaun Dunne. Photo credit: Luca Trufarelli (2019)