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)

Iarlaith Ni Fheorais

Iarlaith Ni Fheorais

Independent Producer

Iarlaith Ni Fheorais (she/her) is an Irish Independent and London based curator.

As Curator-In-Residence at VISUAL Carlow, she is currently producing Speech Sounds, a learning, research and commission programme exploring how communication, language and bodily difference are represented through speculative devices with artists Joey Holder, Jonah King, Kumbirai Makumbe, Jennifer Mehigan, Maïa Nunes and Ebun Sodipo. In winter 2021 she will present commissions by Day Magee, Panteha Abareshi and D Mortimer for Pathology of Energy as part of Arts and Disability Ireland’s Curated Space programme. She also makes work as part of Liquid, exploring expressions of intimacy through exhibitions, live events, discussion and text, and co-host of the Montez Press Radio show Decolonise Our Genitals.

She is currently undertaking research into slowness as an access methodology in the production of exhibitions and commissions by disabled and chronically ill artists, testing the possibility of flexible deadlines and outputs, centring the health and capacities of artists, curator and audience throughout.



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1. Body Without World, performing image, by Day Magee, commissioned by Arts and Disability Ireland for the Curated Space online exhibition Pathology of Energy curated by Iarliath Ni Fheorais (2021)

2. 1667: Not Alive, Just Living, performance, by Lou Lou Sainsbury, performed at The Future Is Not Near at Tate Modern. Photo credit: Denisha Anderson (2019)

3. Miraculous Thirst how to get get off in days, exhibition by Emma Wolf Haugh and Eimear Walsh, supported by Basic Space, at Galway Arts Centre. Photo credit: Tom Flanagan (2018)




She is formerly an Assistant Curator, Young People’s Programme at Tate, where she has co-produced programmes around Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Takis, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol and Olafor Eliasson with Tate Collective Producers. She is the former Co-Director of Basic Space from 2016 – 2018, where she presented work by Emma Haugh, Eimear Walshe, Kian Benson Bailes, Olivia Sparrow, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Ali Kirby, Conor O’Sullivan, Joanna Reid, Barbara Knezevic, Christopher Mahon and Sibyl Montague across a multi-site residency, learning and exhibition programme. Throughout 2020 – 2021 she has collaborated with curator Sara Greavu on Special School, a crip queer learning programme for Outburst with Kat Hawkins, Riasa Kabir, Marlo Mortimer, Laura Lulika, and Hang Linton.

She is currently studying MA Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute and is a graduate of BA Visual Culture, at National College of Art and Design.

Tilly Taylor

Tilly Taylor

Independent Producer

Tilly (she/her) is an Independent Producer working across theatre, dance, interdisciplinary performance and festivals. She prioritises and develops work that playfully traverses form and genre, reimagining the ways that artists engage with audiences.

Having worked at Headlong Theatre in the UK from 2019 – 2020, Tilly has recently returned to Dublin and to her independent producing practice. At Headlong she led on artist development, community engagement and access programmes, and from this brings a set of priorities to her independent producing practice: developing artistic practice over time and creating accessible spaces for both audiences and artists.

Tilly works with Murmuration, a Dublin-based collective of theatre artists, making live, narrative sound installations in unconventional spaces. She also produces interdisciplinary work with choreographers and performers Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ni Bhraonain, and is developing new modes of digital storytelling with writer and performer Emer Heatley.

Other companies she has worked with include Dublin Dance Festival, Landmark Productions, 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. Robyn Byrne in Glimmer (work-in-progress), costume designed by Molly O’Cathain. Photo credit: Lucy Dawson (2021)

2. Rehearsals for Acts of Resistance, a Headlong Production directed by Rob Watt. Photo credit: Jack Offord (2019)

3. Rachel Ní Bhraonáin in Glimmer (work-in-progress), costume designed by Molly O’Cathain. Photo credit: Gareth Byrne (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.

After completing a degree in Economics & Geography at UCD in 2012, Killian made a quick pivot back into his lifelong passion with full-time Actor training at the Gaiety School of Acting, which he graduated from in 2015. As an Actor, Killian has had an extensive career spanning over a decade — recent credits include Call The Midwife (BBC1 / Netflix) & Endeavour (ITV / PBS). 

He is represented by the Lisa Richards Agency in Ireland for both acting and voice, Conway Van Gelder Grant in the UK for acting, and Anthea Represents in the UK for voice.

Killian began his producing career soon after graduating from the GSA with an adaptation of Donal Ryan’s critically lauded debut novel, The Spinning Heart, which began it’s life at Smock Alley in 2016 before transferring to the prestigious Gaiety Theatre in 2017. That same year, he joined Reality:Check Productions and worked with the company to produce plays such as the Irish Times Theatre Award-winning Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin by Enda Walsh, Debris by Dennis Kelly, Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (adapted by Harry Gibson) and the Irish premiere of the critically acclaimed Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen.

★★★★

“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)

Today, Killian works with a variety of different independent artists and companies, making work across both theatre and film. 2022 saw a lot of firsts for Killian — the fire-cracking Privilege: The Musical! with Louise White Performance; a 9 venue national tour of the award-winning Making A Mark, an autobiographical piece that places the voice and lived experience of an artist with an intellectual disability front and centre stage, with Talking Shop Ensemble and Run of the Mill Theatre; his first move into film with short film Headspace with Run of the Mill & Arcade Film; the site-specific Sing Your Failures with Louise White Performance for Cork Midsummer Festival; a radical interpretation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Animals, with Louise White performance for Dublin Theatre Festival 2022; a first time collaboration with internationally renowned Dead Centre on their new production Good Sex, written by best-selling author Emilie Pine and directed by Ben Kidd, for Dublin Theatre Festival 2022; amongst various other exciting developments for 2023 and beyond, including Shaun Dunne’s next production, This Solution (working title) which explores the porn industry within an Irish context.

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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)

Karen Miano

Karen Miano

Independent Producer

Karen (they/them) is a Producer, DJ, artist, writer and all round creative soul based in Dublin, Ireland.

Karen is Co-founder of Origins Eile, a grassroots community responsive organization dedicated to creating safe spaces & platforms for QTIBPOC (Queer Trans Intersex, Indigenous Black & People of Colour). Origins Eile recently ran an array of events with the theme: Queer Afro Futurism: DESTINY programmed in the Dublin Fringe Festival 2020. Origins Eile have also put together an important publication to highlight the vast narratives of Queer Black people, in association with Black Pride Ireland, entitled – ​TONGUES.

Starting out as a photographer Karen Miano has always had their sights on the bigger picture. Named as one of the People To Watch in 2018 in the media category of the Irish Times & GCN, their entrepreneurial work to date has always been to uplift their community.

In 2015 Karen started working with musician, producer & filmmaker Sal Stapleton (aka Bad Bones) interned with Goldmoth Media as an assistant then working as a web designer & producer for small commercial projects and music videos.

Making the switch from film & design to the music industry was an easy transition as Karen grew up with musician’s in their friend group and regularly offered advice and oversight, and has also worked as artist liaison with festivals such as Body & Soul and Electric Picnic. 2016 saw Karen managing Blackfish Collective & Tour Managing Bad Bones. With Blackfish winning AFROPUNK’S (2018) highly sought after slot in London, they are currently roundhouse resident artists.

After a stint as Bad Bones manager they made the move to tour manager. Both have since started a co-op record label DIAxDEM with Karen acting as A&R and management, ​catch​ DxD’s DDR​ monthly mix!​ ​They also DJ under the pseudonym KARMA all of their sets are a conscious effort to play 87% sonics/tracks with PoC or Queer artists.



Previously Karen has written for GAL-DEM & GCN, and is currently working on an immersive sound piece called RENN IN UTERO as part of LIVE COLLISON.

With nearly 10 years of creative work behind them, outspoken, unequivocal, resourceful, and empathetic in their approach to community work through arts, ​Karen Miano is an artist and creative with a focus on inclusion and uplifting marginalised voices.