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Ros Scanlon

Rosalind is a Professional Playwright, Theatre Director and Producer, she is also a producer of Irish arts festivals and events, including the acclaimed festival ‘A Sense Of Ireland’ at The Riverside Studios. From 1995 she was the Irish Centre’s founding Artistic Director. She left in 2009 to pursue her theatrical career. Since January she has been the Centre’s Creative Associate.

Rosalind has her own theatre company ‘Irish Repertory Theatre and Film Co. UK’. She has scripted and directed many new Irish plays including the hit show ‘Dance Hall Days’ at The Riverside Studios. She has also directed many plays by Ireland’s leading playwrights, Brian Friel, J.M. Synge and John B. Keane. During the summer, as part of the ICC’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Rosalind produced the engaging and hilarious sell-out production, ‘Lovin’ Daniel’ about the fans of Daniel O Donnell. Rosalind currently facilitates drama workshops for Older Irish Women (aged 55plus;) and for young aspiring Irish actors. She established the ‘Older Irish Women’s Drama Workshop’ and also Act Your Age, Drama, which creates new community plays with older people. Rosalind said 'Its great to be part of this new and exciting phase of the Irish Cultural Centre - and it's an honour to have the opportunity to be part of The ICC Board and to work with Collette Mackin, to play a role in creating a centre for the Irish Community, full of creative and cultural possibilities’.

Rosalind is currently working with our General Manager, Collette Mackin, on plans to mark the centenary of 1916 in the New Year. Collette said 'I am delighted to be working with Rosalind. I welcome her artistic experience at such an important time in our centre's history as well as our country's'.