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Aisling Gallagher

Director London

I am at the beginning of my career and also work as a caseworker and a councillor in my local authority. I am particularly interested in rediscovering queer playwrights, political work, and embedding access through the aesthetics and design of a production.

At the minute I am working on a project with the estate of Colm Clifford (Colm Ó Clubhán) to bring his work to a new generation. Other projects in R&D include Mobility (by Rachel Main, longlisted for Bruntwood 2019) and JOY 2020/21 (Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Festival, produced by Turtle Key).

I am particularly keen to work with other queer and disabled artists and would love to speak to other theatre-makers who feel similarly.

My pronouns are they/them


Director, Five Dresses I Never Wear with Rita Suszek, Camden People’s Theatre, scratch night, 2018


DaDaFest Artist Self-Development Programme, DaDaFest, 2020
Graeae Theatre Company with Discover short course with Jenny Sealy and Rose Bruford, 2019
R-E-A-D with Young Vic and Roy Alexander Weise, 2019
Visually Impaired Awareness training with Extant, 2019
My Art and I with Crying in the Wilderness, 2019
CRAE mentoring programme for autistic adults, 2019
Introduction to Directing short course, Central School of Speech & Drama, 2017
Introduction to Directing intensive course with Des Kennedy, 2008
Introduction to cinematography masterclass, Cinemagic, 2009


1-2 years


Creative Inclusion Aesthetic
Music - Can Read
Music - Plays Instruments
Music - Singing
Working with D/deaf adults / children
Working with D/deaf artists
Working with disabled adults / children
Working with disabled artists
Working with learning disabled adults / children

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We are delighted that our associate company the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS) will be curating and delivering the program for emerging directors, producers, designers and artists whilst we temporarily reduce our key operations throughout June and July 2020.  Find out what events we have planned