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Aisling Gallagher


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

What I do

  • Dramaturgy
  • Music - Can Read
  • Music - Plays Instruments
  • Music - Singing
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Working with Deaf non-professional adults / children
  • Working with Deaf artists
  • Working with disabled non-professional adults / children
  • Working with disabled artists
  • Working with learning disabled adults / children

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