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Sinéad is a theatre director and acting coach.


She is artistic director of Creative Actor Training and Lead Acting Tutor at RADA. For 12 years she was Senior Lecturer in Acting and Movement on the innovative Acting CDT course at Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She is the author of Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide (Bloomsbury 2019) and co-translator into French of four plays by Howard Barker (Editions Théâtrales). She is co-director of Michael Chekhov UK, Faculty Council member of Michael Chekhov Association USA (MICHA) and patron of Living Pictures theatre company in Wales. She gives masterclasses and talks worldwide on acting and the Michael Chekhov technique and offers regular training at Creative Actor Training.


Sinéad’s theatre directing credits include:

  • Othello, Riverside Studios London, with Iago played by an ensemble of 3 actors (Offie Nominee 2023 for Best Performance Ensemble).

  • AntigoneNOW, a performance film created as Granada Artist-in-Residence, UCDavis, USA, selected for Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, School of Sound, Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, SPE Media Film Festival.

  • Loaded, Old Rep Birmingham, developed at Choreodrome Residency, The Place Theatre London.

  • Concert, The Pit, Barbican, Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York & international tour (Gradam Comharcheoil TG4 2018 Award-Winner/New York Bessie Award Nominee).

  • Night Just Before the Forests, Macau Arts Festival, China (Festival commission); Diary of a Madman, Sherman Cymru, Wales & international tour (Welsh Theatre Critics Best Actor/British Council Award).

  • Out of Time, The Pit, Barbican, Baryshnikov Arts Centre & international tour (Olivier and Dance Critic’s Circle Award Nominee).

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Born in Newry, Northern Ireland, Sinéad studied English and French at Trinity College, Dublin. She won a scholarship to do a D.E.A. in Theatre and Choreography Studies at Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm, Paris and University of Paris VIII-St.Denis. She subsequently trained as an actor at Central School of Speech and Drama.


Sinéad's Book

Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide 

Train with Sinéad

Coaching and classes at
Creative Actor Training


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