Roisin is from Belfast and trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Recent Theatre credits include: The Man Who Fell to Pieces, Lally the Scut and Sleep, Eat, Party (Tinderbox) The Holy Holy Bus (Brassneck); Smiley, Little Red, Pentecost, Demented, Weddin's, Weeins’ and Wakes, White Star of the North, Dockers and Be My Baby (Lyric Theatre); Belfast by Moonlight(Kabosh); Playhouse Creatures (Bruiser); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Lyceum Theatre); The Haunting of Helena Blunden (Big Telly Theatre); The Wicked Lady (New Vic); The Bloody Chamber (Northern Stage); The Trouble with Harry(TheatreofPluck;. Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice (Glasgow Rep); Lanciatore The Juggler and The Christening (Rawlife Theatre); Stitched Up
and Love or Money (C21);
TV: Doing Money (BBC) Come Home (BBC), Paula (ITV), The Fall (BBC), Doctors(BBC)
Radio: The Not Mums, Love Letters from the Front (BBC Radio Ulster) Falling Star and Translations (BBC Radio 4) Ulster Volunteers (RTE)
Film: Made in Belfast (KGB Productions); To Loose Control (Scattered Images); Eyeline (Marine Media).
Roisin is currently developing her own theatre piece premiering in March 2019
Ryan achieved a first class honours degree in Dance from the Ulster University and studied his Masters in Dance Performance at Laban as part of a professional postgraduate company Transitions.
Since then Ryan has worked with Maiden Voyage Dance, Off The Rails, ponydance, Tinderbox, Oona Doherty Works (NI) Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Junk Ensemble, Panpan, Company Philip Connaughton, Coisceim, Liz Roche Company (IRL) Gwyn Emberton Dance (UK) and Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More in Shanghai.
In 2011, Ryan was selected by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to meet Queen Elizabeth IIatBuckinghampalace in recognition of his achievements as a young person in the Arts. Ryan is also a qualified Ashtanga Yoga teacher.
Born between the bridges of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, poet and playwright Maria McManus lives in Belfast. She is the author of Available Light (Arlen House, 2017), We are Bone (2013), The Cello Suites (2009) and Reading the Dog (2006) (Lagan Press). Her writing for theatre includes work with Kabosh, TinderBox, Red Lead, Replay, Big Telly and Off the Rails, a dance company.
Her passion is poetry in public space, and she has collaborated extensively with other artists to create Cirque des Oiseaux, DUST, and LabelLit. She has performed in Ireland, USA, the Basque Country, Portugal and Sweden. She facilitates XBorders for the Irish Writers’ Centre and Under the Skin for the Seamus Heaney Home Place. She has received numerous Arts Council of Northern Ireland awards, including ACES in 2015 and the Artists’ International Award 2016. She is artistic director and curator of Ireland’s only Poetry Jukebox.