Lisa Mahony

Lisa Mahony  

Head of Production

Lisa studied Drama and Theatre studies at Trinity College, Dublin and has worked for more than a decade as a freelance production manager and technician. 

She also worked for several years at the Project Arts Centre and was the first Head of Lighting at The Lir Academy. Companies she has worked with include Corn Exchange, Teac Damsa, Coiscéim, Theatre Lovett, Cahoots NI, Pan Pan, Liz Roche Company, Junk Ensemble, Brokentalkers and Field Day, and she has toured nationally and internationally with many  of these. She has also worked for Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Galway International Arts Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, and at far too many Edinburgh Fringe Festivals to remember. She is delighted to be working with field:arts. 

Rebecca Roche

Rebecca Roche

Company Producer

Rebecca is a Creative Producer from Cork. 

She works with a diverse range of festivals and events towards the creation of inspiring, exciting and meaningful work.Her valuable input to these projects ranges from project management, producing, graphic design, marketing, social media, photography and everything in between. Rebecca has a unique way with people and cultivates deep and fruitful relationships with artists, directors, team members and stakeholders.  She brings a creative, vivacious and nurturing energy to her work and takes great pride in everything she does.

She works with many events and festivals around the world including Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival (Cork) 37d03d label and events (International) Eaux Claires Festival (Wisconsin/US) MusicNOW (Cinciinnati/US) ANU Productions (Dublin) and Body&Soul Festival (Ireland). 

Matt Smyth

Matt Smyth

Senior Associate Producer

Matt Smyth (he/him) is an Obie-award winning theatre producer and festival organiser from Ireland.

He has worked over the years with companies ANU Productions, Collapsing Horse Theatre and Dead Centre, three of Ireland’s leading theatre companies producing work in some of the most globally important festivals and theatres. These include Manchester International Festival, Brisbane Arts Festival, the Young Vic, and the Schaubuhne in Berlin to name a few.

As a curator and programmer he has run Ireland’s oldest and largest comedy arts festival The Kilkenny Cat Laughs for 5 years, as well as the Theatre Stage at Electric Picnic for the last 6 years for Dublin Theatre Festival. He curated the Pitchonomics strand at Kilkenomics (Ireland’s first comedy and economics festival) and programmed and hosted Ireland’s first conference on Massive Open Online Universities (MOOCs) for the Higher Education Authority of Ireland as part of the UA Award Summit (of which he was Summit Director of for 4 years).

As well as forming boards for ANU and Collapsing Horse, he is chair of the board of directors for Project Arts Centre, Dublin – Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centre and Matt is on the board of directors of Macnas – Ireland’s leading street theatre and spectacle company. Matt is formerly a Dublin hub Ambassador for the global network Sandbox.

Matt is also a qualified career coach working with arts practitioners around Ireland and the UK.

Last and least, he also ran the official pub crawl at the Dublin leg of the international MuseumNEXT conference after his success at running the unofficial one at the Geneva leg of the same conference.


1. Dylan Tighe, Rebecca O’Meara, Liam Carney and Breffni Holahan in Chekhov’s First Play by Dead Centre. Photo credit: Jose Miguel Jimenez (2015)

2. Requiem for the Truth by Collapsing Horse and Stomptown Brass. Photo Credit Ste Murray (2017)

3. Natalie Palamides in NATE at The Kilkenny Cat Laughs. Photo credit: Allen Kiely (2018)

Lynnette Moran

Lynnette Moran

Senior Associate Producer
Director and Co-Founder

Lynnette (she/her) is a Creative Director, Arts Producer and Festival Director specialising in Live Art, Theatre, Visual Art and Digital platforms; with distinct experience of producing collaborative and socially engaged arts practice and public art commissions.

Lynnette is a Creative Producer with ANU Productions and Louise Lowe since 2013. In 2019, Lynnette and Louise Lowe co-created Faultline, an ANU and Gate Theatre co-production. Developed as part of Live Collision International Festival 2018 and presented by Dublin Theatre Festival 2019, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council. She is one of two core producers on all productions at ANU to date including The Party to End All Parties, Hentown, The Sin Eaters (Dublin Theatre Festival); The Anvil (Manchester International Festival), The Lost O’Casey (The Abbey Theatre and Dublin Theatre Festival), TORCH (Arts Council England Ambition and Excellence Award), Hawknest (The Gate Theatre), Zero-Hour, These Rooms (London International Festival of Theatre), Pals – the Irish at Gallipoli (Dept of Arts and Heritage and National Museum of Ireland), Vardo, Angel Meadow and many more.

In 2009 Lynnette established Live Collision, Ireland’s leading annual curated festival of Live Art and Ireland’s first independent Creative Producing House working with exceptional artists nationally and internationally. Live Collision has produced the work of several independent artists and artworks outside of the festival which include Amanda Coogan’s Talk Real Fine, Just Like A Lady; You Told Me To Wash and Clean My Ears and Amanda Coogan, LONG NOW (Film Doc); Lisa McLoughlin’s The Kindness of Strangers; Athletes of the Heart, Anna Furse – An Anatomy Act and I AM NOT A PIECE OF MEAT (Digital Artwork); The Prosperity Project by Jesse Jones (OPW commission). FAST TRACK TO DANCE is an annual shared audience development initiative between Live Collision and Dublin Dance Festival.

Lynnette was co-founder and Lead Producer for CAPP (Collaborative Art Partnership Programme), an unprecedented four year transnational partnership across six European countries and nine partner organisations co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, focusing on collaborative and socially engaged practice and commissions across Europe between 2014 – 2018. She was also Associate Producer at Create for six years.

She has directed over 25 works for theatre and gallery spaces, as well as for screen and digital media. Together with Kate Craddock she co-founded mouth to mouth, an international performance collective based in eight countries around the world, rehearsing and devising online before the performances took place in real time across multiple locations. Noted as the first performance company in the UK to use Skype and other domestic technology as ‘an integrated element of the creation and presentation of performances’, as outlined by Greg Giesekam in ‘Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Video in Performance.’

A brilliant antidote to all those packaged, commodified and commercialised cultural experiences that make up much of today’s landscape, Live Art is a chance to dip your toe into exciting and sometimes dangerous waters. Yes you run the risk of being alarmed, maybe occasionally bored, discomforted or dismayed. But you may also be exhilarated, excited, enthused, and you just might never look at the world, or yourself in the same way again. — Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times

Lynnette began her career in London, cutting her teeth with some of the UK’s leading arts organisations including LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) and BAC (Battersea Arts Centre) where she developed her practice as a Creative Producer. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art from Wolverhampton University and an MA in Performance Art from Goldsmiths College, London.

Lynnette Moran is alumni and member of the EFA (European Festival Association) since being selected in 2012 for the EFA Atelier Programme – an international mentoring programme for the ‘next generation’ of festival directors mentored by pioneering festival directors such as Nele Hertling and Hugo De Greef. Live Collision International Festival is an EFFE label recipient for several years.


1. Nandhi Bhebhe in Faultline by ANU Productions. Photo credit: Pat Redmond (2019)

2. Amanda Coogan in COWARDS at Live Collision International Festival. Photo credit: Abigail Denniston (2017)

3. NU ROOTS by Fried Plantains Collective at Live Collision International Festival. Photo credit: Louis Haugh (2019)

4. UXO by Split Britches Live Collision International Festival. Photo credit: Theo Cote (2018)