Acting

Sinéad Rushe CV 

Theatre

Sinéad Rushe Actress CV 2020

Sinéad Rushe on SPOTLIGHT

PLAYS
NIGHT JUST BEFORE THE FORESTS, Macau Arts Festival, Macau, China, directed by Sinéad Rushe
DIARY OF A MADMAN, Sherman Cymru Theatre (Cardiff)/Mannheim Theatre
Festival (Germany)/British Council showcase & tour to India, directed by Sinéad Rushe
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Belgrade Theatre (Coventry), directed by John Wright
THE HAPPY PRINCE, Polka Theatre/Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), directed by Annie Wood
THE POSSIBILITIES, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris), directed by Sarah Hirschmuller

DEVISED THEATRE
SOMETHING OR NOTHING, The Place Theatre/Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells & tour, directed by Sinéad Rushe
BLAST, Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), directed by Liz Ranken
LUCRÈCE PTSD,Tron Theatre (Glasgow), directed by Gregory Thomson
AFTERMATH, Battersea Arts Centre, directed by Barnaby Stone/Rachel
Davies
NIGHT-LIGHT, Oval House/OMAC (Belfast)/Bristol Old Vic/Ustinov
Theatre Royal Bath & tour, directed by Sinéad Rushe
THE FOLLOWING STORY, Battersea Arts Centre, directed by Sinéad Rushe
PRONOUNCING CINOC, Neumarkt Theatre (Zurich), directed by Sinéad Rushe
CALVINO: AN EXPERIMENT, Battersea Arts Centre, directed by Steve Tiplady/John Hegley
LIFE A USER’S MANUAL, Lyric Hammersmith, directed by Leslie Ann Wells

DANCE-THEATRE
CONCERT*, Baryshnikov Arts Centre (New York)/The Pit, Barbican &
international tour, directed by Sinéad Rushe
OUT OF TIME*, Baryshnikov Arts Centre/Kennedy Centre DC (USA)/The Pit,
Barbican & international tour, directed by Sinéad Rushe
LOADED*, Old Rep Birmingham/Jacksons’ Lane, directed by Sinéad Rushe
LIFE IN THE FOLDS/Plume Battersea Arts Centre/Bristol Old Vic/Ustinov Theatre
Royal Bath & tour, directed by Sinéad Rushe
FOUR SEASONS, Clore Theatre, Royal Opera House, directed by Máire Clerkin
CENTENARY KNEES UP, Purcell Room & tour, directed by Máire Clerkin

*Concert was the winner of Gradam Comharcheoil TG4 2018 Award Ireland
*Out of Time was nominated for an Olivier Award and Dance Critic’s Circle Award
*Loaded was the winner of Choreodrome Award, Unity Theatre Trust and Ernest Cook Award

IMPROVISED THEATRE
ON AIR, St. Botolphe’s/Whitechapel Arts Gallery/V&A Museum, directed by Graeme Miller, produced by ArtsAdmin
INWARD OUT, Nottdance Festival: Nottingham ContemporaryGallery/Chelsea Theatre/Musse Festival: The Orangerie (Germany), directed by Guy Dartnell, produced by Dance4
OOGLY BOOGLY, Sadler’s Wells Theatre/Melbourne International Festival/
Centre National de la Danse (Paris) & tour, directed by Tom Morris, produced by Emma Gladstone
CONJUNCTION, Toynbee Studios/Battersea Arts Centre, directed by Graeme Miller, produced by ArtsAdmin

film & television

ANTIGONENOW*, UC Davis USA/online, directed by Sinéad Rushe/
Margaret Kemp
TWEENIES, Tell Tale Productions/BBC, directed by Ian Lachlan
MEDEA, BBC Open University, directed by Fiona Shaw

*I was the recipient of the Granada-Artist-in-Residence Award Spring Quarter 2020

training and skills

Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London
Highly skilled: Irish dance (All-Ireland and Ulster Irish dance champion), animatronic puppeteering, Meyerhold’s Biomechanics
Music: Piano (Grade 8)
Languages: Fluent French, good Spanish. Native Northern Ireland
Other:

  • Sinéad is the author of Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide (Bloomsbury 2019). She is a master teacher for Michael Chekhov UK and Michael Chekhov Association, USA
  • She is the co-translator into French (with Sarah Hirschmuller) of five plays by Howard Barker, all published with Editions Théâtrales
  • She has made many appearances on BBC Radio Ulster, including The Ticket, Arts Extra and the John Toal show
  • Sinéad is a regular director at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Productions include: The Government Inspector, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing