Rules of Rotation
Rules of Rotation as per memo and arts – Board members are not required to retire by rotation but Fíbín has implemented a 5 year rule which has been agreed by the board. We are in the process of updating our articles of association to reflect same. We feel that this is a good period of time to get to know the company and to be effective and avoid the board becoming self perpetuating. This will ensure good corporate governance.
FÍBÍN BOARD MEMBERS
Stephen is a theatre director. Having acted professionally for 15 years, he has a broad range of experience in theatre, TV and film. He directed “Jeramee, Hartleby agus Oooglemore” by Tim Crouch and Garry Owen, which toured nationally around Ireland in autumn 2018. He assisted Dominic Hill on his production of “Endgame” at the Citizens in Glasgow in early 2016. He will also direct a new play, which will tour Ireland nationally after Easter 2019. For many years I have developed new writing with dramaturge Lloyd Trott at RADA.
Brendan Murray is an actor/director/tutor with over 20 years experience working in theatre/TV. He trained at the Gaiety School of Acting under Joe Dowling (1988-90)and also holds an M.A.(hons.) in Modern Drama Studies from UCD (2002). With Teatre du Soleil he studied the art of mask performance. In his professional career Brendan has performed with the Abbey, Fíbín, An Taibhdhearc, Town Hall Theatre, Project, Island, Players, Andrew’s Lane, Macnas, Flying Pigs and Opera Ireland. He toured Ireland and abroad with Ken Bourke’s one man show on the life of James Connolly, The Tide Can Wait, which was also adapted for radio. Throughout the 1990’s Brendan was a director of the multi-award winning Punchbag Theatre Co. in Galway. He has also directed for An Taidhbhearc and the Town Hall and has adapted/directed An Triail and Cearrbhach MacCaba for Fíbín.
Over the years Brendan has appeared in a number of films and was an original cast member of TG4’s Ros na Rún. He is credited in many other TG4 productions including Aifric, Trí Scéal, Seacht, Síol, Rásaí na Gaillimhe and Corp agus Anam. He has also directed Ros na Rún. Other work has been for BBC, Disney, RTE and Canadian TV. He has created street spectacles for Galway Early Music Festival and National Heritage Week.
As a tutor Brendan has taught acting techniques in UCD, Gael Linn, Alliance Francais and established a main performance module for NUIG when it initiated its MA course in theatre studies a few years ago, where he still works on contract as teacher and dramaturg. He is also a member of the Association of Drama Adjudicators Ireland.
Barbara de Barra (Member)
Formerly a professional actor with Graffiti, Fíbín, Ros na Rún and Catastrophe among others, she did an MA in Drama in the National University of Ireland, Galway. She founded a drama school in Galway for young people called The Drama Den. Bairbre is now a full time primary school teacher in Galway.
Mac Dara Hosty (Member)
MacDara Hosty is an internationally respected manager, marketer, leader, educator and business developer with a strong local, national and international network of social, commercial, community and political entrepreneurs.
On graduating from Sligo RTC (now Sligo IT) in 1992 having spent the last year of his studies completing a higher-level national diploma in International Marketing at the Kempten University of Applied Sciences in Germany, MacDara worked in various Marketing and Management roles in Germany, Austria and Ireland before establishing his own bespoke marketing and management consultancy firm in 1997.
MacDara’s main area of interest is the creation and execution of commercially viable business centric marketing strategy that significantly contributes to the achievement of the organisations overall goals and objectives and has done significant work in this area for Fáilte Ireland, Shannon Heritage, Rezidor, Galway City Council, Hilco Capital, Dundalk BiDs, Corrib Oil Company and Clare County Council.
In addition to his consulting and teaching work MacDara is an accomplished speaker and executive educator and has worked in this capacity in Cyprus, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Austria, England, Malta, Japan, Iceland and The United States.
MacDara earned his MBA at the National University of Ireland, Galway and is also a graduate of the Franklin Covey Institute programme for Highly Effective Managers.
Breandán Ó hEaghra (Member)
Breandán Ó hEaghra established the marketing company, MeasMedia in 2012 to serve companies and organisations’ needs who want to develop their services through Irish or bilingually (in English and Irish). The company has developed significantly since then – offering marketing services for companies all over the country. Breandán spent some time as Deputy Director of Galway City Museum and as an Irish language officer in Galway City Council before he decided to establish, Meas Media. He now employs 6 fulltime staff in the company in Carraroe in the Connemara Gaeltacht.
Fíbín has a policy of democratic pay for everyone on stage. Fair and equitable payment of artists is a priority in our overall arts strategy, and in our partnerships and working relationships.