Kate is a versatile musician dedicated to the performance and exploration of all new music. She is cellist and Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble and a member of the Taquin experiments, Yurodny and electro-folk group Fovea Hex.
Kate has toured and broadcast in Australia, the USA, Europe and China, performing at the Canberra International Music Festival, Bang on a Can Marathon (NYC), Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Centre, Shanghai EXPO, Istanbul Akbank Jazz Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival.
Kate has collaborated with, commissioned and recorded works by composers including Steve Reich, David Lang, Nico Muhly and Donnacha Dennehy and has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Iarla O Lionaird, Gavin Friday and Karan Casey to name but a few.
This is Maree’s fourth collaboration with CoisCéim Dance Theatre; previous designs have been AGNES, PAGEANT & FAUN/ AS YOU ARE.
Other work includes OPERA BRIEFS (RIAM), MONSTERS, DINOSAURS & GHOSTS (Peacock), MOLL (Gaiety Theatre), DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (Corn Exchange), THESE HALCYON DAYS (Edinburgh Fringe First 2013), MOMENT(Landmark/Tall Tales), FAR AWAY FROM ME & ZOE’S PLAY (The Ark), IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, TROILUS And CRESSIDA (the Lir Academy), HAMLET, KING LEAR, ROMEO & JULIET, MACBETH & DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Second Age), ANGLO THE MUSICAL(Verdant), THE FACTORY GIRLS ( Millennium Forum), FAITH & GODDESS OF LIBERTY (Gúna Nua), PLASTICINE (CorcaDorca), and THE DEAD SCHOOL & OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME (Irish Times Best Set Design 2009) (Nomad Network). Maree lectures in theatre design in the Drama Department of Trinity College and is the MFA Design Course Director in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin.
Sinéad has designed THE WOLF AND PETER, AGNES, PAGEANT AND SWEPT for CoisCéim. Theatre designs include: RICHARD III and UNCLE VANYA (West Yorkshire Playhouse), JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, THE GIGLI CONCERT, THE MARINER, THE PRICE, AN IDEAL HUSBAND AND PRIVATE LIVES (Gate Theatre Dublin); HOWIE THE ROOKIE (Best Lighting Design Irish Theatre Awards), GREENER, OCTOBER, LAST DAYS OF THE CELTIC TIGER, BLACKBIRD (Landmark Productions); OTHELLO, ARISTOCRATS, QUIETLY, ALICE IN FUNDERLAND, THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES, THE BURIAL AT THEBES, HOWIE THE ROOKIE, FINDERS KEEPERS (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM (Druid), FAMISHED CASTLE, TRAVESTIES, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, IMPROBABLE FREQUENCY (New York Drama Desk Best Lighting Design for a Musical nomination 2009), THE PARKER PROJECT, LIFE IS A DREAM, ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE and DREAM OF AUTUMN (Rough Magic). She has also designed for Lyric Theatre, Corn Exchange, Decadent, Thisispopbaby, and Siren Productions and for opera companies including. Malmo Opera House, Opera Theatre Company and Opera Ireland.
evin Gleeson is a sound designer and composer from Cashel, Co. Tipperary. He has designed sound for companies such as Anu Productions and Dead Centre. Following his studies in Windmill Lane Studios and later, Trinity College, Gleeson moved to the southwest coast of Ireland to take up a role as the Kerry County Council’s Composer-in-Residence for 2014. It was out of this role that he began working in the area of live performance and theatre. Since returning to Dublin he was been involved with a number of exciting projects. Gleeson was part of the team that won best sound design at the 2015 Irish Times Theatre Awards for CHEKHOV’S FIRST PLAY.