ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

Since March 2020, we have maintained our employment of over 150 artists despite the dramatic shift within our industry. We have also taken on 3 Associate Artists, 6 Emerging Artists (for digital work) and we currently have five students/graduates on placement with the company.

Associate Artists

Sinéad Owens

Sinéad Owens

Associate Artist

In Nov 2016 Sinéad started her career as a freelance stage manager and luck/ karma/ good fortune/ coincidence led her straight to Big Telly Theatre Company. Since then she has worked with numerous theatre companies and production teams across the UK and Ireland but has consistently worked alongside the Big Telly team to stage manage their performances, games and most recently digital theatre. Sinéad is really interested in innovative work that allows her to learn new skills and inspires her to stay creative. She is a huge fan of the work Big Telly creates and is absolutely delighted to now be one of the Artistic Associates of the company.
Nicky Harley

Nicky Harley

Associate Artist

Nicky Harley is an actor and theatre maker originally from Derry and now living in Belfast. She is a regular on stages across the UK and Ireland, also performing for TV and radio. More recently she has adapted her practice to online production, becoming the first recipient of 'Best Individual Performance' for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth at the online Red Curtain International Festival.
Latest works have included: Macbeth (Big Telly Theatre Co) Blink (Tinderbox Theatre Co) Alice: A Virtual Themepark (Creation Theatre) The Dogs in the Street (BBC Radio4) Denouement (The Lyric Theatre/ Traverse Theatre)

A drama graduate of University of Ulster she has further trained under practitioners Philippe Gaulier, Joe Dieffenbacher, Mooky Cornish, Patsy Rodenburgh, John Wright and Fiona Shaw.
Nicky is represented by The Production Exchange Management.

CHRIS

Chris Robinson

Associate Artist

Chris is an Actor, Writer and Director who has worked in the industry for over twenty years. During that time he has worked all over the world and in Theatre, TV and Film. It is this variety that has helped him stay open and playful in his work and most importantly that has drawn him to the work of Big Telly.
Some career highlights include: Brendan At The Chelsea ( Lyric Theatre & Off- Broadway), Carthaginians (Irish Tour), Over The Bridge (Finborough, London), Bouncers (Big Telly/ MAC) and The Tempest (Creation Theatre, Oxford)
Chris’ latest short play, Duet For One, will soon be released as part of the On The Street Where We Live audio series (MAC ,Belfast)
He has worked with Big Telly on stage, in games and online and is really delighted to now be an Associate Artist with the company. Their work is exciting and they push boundaries but always keep their audience at the heart of everything that they do. This is how it should always be.

Early Career Artists Brick Moon

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Alison Martin

Writer/Theatre Maker

“I am a massive fan of immersive, participatory and online theatre and Big Telly Theatre are leading artists in the field. To get to work with them and learn from their considerable experience, as well as the fellow residency recipients, will be of massive benefit to my practice as a theatre maker. I can’t wait to get started!”
Pearse Donaghy

Pearse Donaghy

Musician

As a young music student this is my first commission and so I am very excited to begin work with a professional theatre company that I have admired for years. launching a career in the creative industry can be daunting, I am very grateful for the opportunity to get my career of the ground by getting involved in such an exciting project.
Caitlin Kearns

Caitlin Kearns

Writer/ Director

Big Telly have been pioneers in the digital theatre realm, and I am so excited to be able to make new work with them and a bunch of other multi-talented emerging creatives.
Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross

Audio Engineer

This project came at the perfect time. After a world-changing year away from production, this is a much needed opportunity to use my creative skills. My ears have never been so rested, so they’re ready for work!
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Emily Foran

Director

This commission will enable me to progress further in my artistic development in creating theatre for the digital age. I am elated to be given the opportunity to be collaborating with artists from alternative specialialities and can't wait to see what we'll make together.
Eoin Robinson

Eoin Robinson

Video Designer

As a Video Designer, having the unique opportunity to not only push the boundaries of what can be achieved through live digital experiences, but also have the opportunities to work with and be mentored by one of the leading theatre companies in the field, is an absolute privilege
Internships and Work Placements

We invite students/graduates who are interested in working with the company to contact Linda at  linda@big-telly.com