ANDREW FLYNN | Artistic Director
Educated at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Andrew began his theatre career in Druid Theatre. He learnt from the best during this time, being Assistant Director to Garry Hynes for three years. Andrew is also the Director of Theatre at Galway Arts Centre and a lecturer of theatre studies in NUIG. Andrew has a personal interest in classic and contemporary Irish theatre, preferring plays to be couched in the culture and accents of his native West of Ireland.
Andrew's directing portfolio is rich and varied: The Dead School, Vernon God Little, The Pillowman, Defender of the Faith, Midsummer, A Skull in Connemara, Cavalcaders, Eden, Port Authority, Doubt, Faith Healer, The Seafarer, Juno And The Paycock, Pumpgirl, Translations, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Belfast, Learning to Love Doreen Nolan, Desert Places, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Translations, The Weir, Janets Table, Tejas Verdes, Talking to Terrorists.
CARL KENNEDY | Composer & Sound Design
Carl was a founding member of Decadent and trained at Academy of Sound in Dublin. He has worked on over one hundred theatre productions, with venues and companies including The Abbey, The Gaiety, ANU Productions, The Lyric Theatre Belfast, Rough Magic, HOME Manchester, Fishamble, Prime Cut, Theatre Lovett, HotForTheatre, Guna Nua, Loose Canon, Peer to Peer, Siren, Broken Crow, Randolf SD and Theatre Makers. He has been nominated three times for the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Sound Design. He also composes music and sound design for TV and video games. Game titles include Curious George, Curious about Shapes and Colors, Jelly Jumble, Too Many Teddies, Dino Dog and Leonardo and His Cat. TV credits include sound design for 16 letters (Independent Pictures/RTE) and SFX editing and foley recording for Centenary (RTE).
GERRY BARNES | Executive Producer
Gerry Barnes is the Executive Producer of Decadent Theatre Company. Gerry was Executive Director of Cork Opera House from 1989 to 2010 during a major expansion of its artistic programme. He oversaw the development of the The Half Moon Theatre as well as a refurbished Opera House during the unfolding of the capital expenditure programme from 1993 to 2009. During his tenure Gerry worked with his Board of Directors to upgrade the artistic quality and range of a programme which included touring co-productions with Town Hall Theatre Galway directed by Andrew Flynn (The Lieutenant of Innismore, The Lonesome West, Juno and the Paycock). He has to date produced the Decadent Theatre national tours of A Skull in Connemara, The Pillowman, Vernon God Little, The Dead School, The Weir, Eden, The Thing About December and A Love Like That. Gerry has programmed and produced plays for the Cork Theatre Company, Storytellers Theatre Company, the Belltable Arts Centre, and Cork Midsummer Festival.
PETRA BREATHNACH | Costume Designer
Design credits include: masks for The Dead School, award-winning masks for Animal Farm, and costumes for The Crucible, Doubt, Faith Healer, The Seafarer, Talking to Terrorists, Crestfall, Juno and the Paycock, The Trial, Faustus, Waiting for Godot, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and Blood Wedding, for which she was shortlisted for an Irish Times Theatre award in 2008.
BRENDAN FOREMAN | Graphic Design
Brendan Foreman has many years experience designing print and digital for leading Irish agencies and the cultural sector. He was resident graphic designer with the Abbey Theatre for 8 years and a director of Graphiconies – a design studio specialising in the cultural and social sectors – for 10 years. Brendan is also involved with music promotion and production, having programmed the Guinness Temple Bar Blues Festival and organised music tours in Ireland and the UK. He designs and publishes an occasional music fanzine - Blue Navigator - and has produced albums on its off-shoot record label. www.brendanforeman.com
Decadent Theatre Company
Nominated for Special Judges Prize by the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013 for Decadent Theatre Company's contribution to the Irish theatre scene.
Nominated for Best Set Design at Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013 for the Decadent Theatre Company Production of 'A Skull in Connemara' by Martin McDonagh.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012 for the Decadent Theatre Company Production of ‘Doubt’ by John Patrick Shanley.
Nominated for Best Sound Design by the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012 for the Decadent Theatre Company Production of ‘Doubt’ by John Patrick Shanley.
Nominated for Best Director by the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012 for the Decadent Theatre Company Production of ‘Port Authority’ by Conor McPherson
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011 for the Decadent Theatre Company production of ‘The Seafarer ‘ by Conor McPherson.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2010 for the Decadent Theatre Company production of ‘Blackbird’ by David Harrower.
Winner of Best Set Design at Irish Times Theatre Awards 2008.