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Cahal Clarke

cahalweeyarn@gmail.com

Co-Artistic Director & Founder

 

Graduating from Ulster University with a First-Class Honours in Drama, Cahal went on to complete an MA in Contemporary Performance Practice. Co-founding Wee Yarn Productions, Cahal sees the company as platform to deliver an excellent standard of work for audiences both locally and internationally.

 

Having worked as an actor and musician for a number of years he is no stranger to performing; however, his attention has now turned to writing, directing and producing work. He has developed and worked on projects across the arts from social efficacy theatre to children's theatre, as well as writing and performing for stage.

After returning home to Belfast, Cahal is determined to build on the company's success in Australia. He is excited to produce work across Ireland and the UK. Looking at different avenues of making work in the current climate. 

With live performance on hold, Cahal has turned his attention to literature projects for Children and Adults. He is focusing on creating work outside of the theatre and is determined to keep creating during this period of uncertainty for the arts.

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Aoibh Johnson

aoibhweeyarn@gmail.com

 

Co-Artistic Director and Founder

Aoibh graduated from Ulster University with a First class honours, and was added to the Dean's List for her outstanding contribution to creative practice. She then went on to complete her Masters in Contemporary Performance Practice and specialised in creating female-focused work using historical archives. 

Over the past four years, Aoibh has focused on developing her skills in solo performance, writing and performing her own original work.  She has performed in numerous prestigious venues and festivals, such as the Playhouse, Derry and Stendhal Festival. Aoibh also had the opportunity to tour with Sole Purpose Productions in their one woman show Every Move You Make for over two years.

Aoibh performed her one woman show The Daughters of Róisín at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe to rave reviews. Receiving praise by several critics and spectators for her outstanding performances.  

She has also worked as a leading youth theatre facilitator and is passionate about making drama and theatre accessible to all members of the community. Through her work with young people, Aoibh has seen firsthand the benefits of theatre to encourage, enlighten and empower. 

Back home in Coalisland, Co Tyrone, Aoibh is excited for this new chapter of Wee Yarn Productions. Returning from Australia to a world where live performance is put on hold, she is determined to find other avenues to create and share her work. Focusing on her writing and taking this opportunity to showcase her illustrating skills, Aoibh is very excited about Wee Yarn’s current project.