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Collette Farrell


Collette has worked in professional theatre since 1986, as an actress initially and then as a drama facilitator in the first Community and Education Department in the Abbey Theatre. She set up a successful children’s theatre company, Tell Tale Theatre in the late 80’s with actor Sean Campion and she also taught in the Gaiety School of Acting from 1988-1994. From 1994 - 2000 Collette worked in the City Arts Centre, Dublin, as General Manager, and then in 1998 she was appointed Programming Manager. As Programming Manager, she co-founded and managed the very successful late night Comedy Club - Stiryfry, and was also responsible for programming all the various exhibitions, festivals and theatre/music events. Since 2002 she's been the Director of Calipo.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Company Manager Calipo Theatre Company

Venue Jobs

Job Title Venue
Director Droichead Arts Centre

Festival Jobs

Job Title Festival
Co - Chair Drogheda Arts Festival

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
Tall Tales Sean Campion Collette Farrell Jim O'Keefe

Stage Manager

Play Title Playwright
A Show of Hans! Fergus Fay

A musical adaptation of two Hans Anderson Tales, "The Red Shoes" and "Big Claus and Little Claus." 

Sea Urchins Aodhán Madden


Play Title Playwright
Pineapple Phillip McMahon
Wunderkind Darren Thornton

Stage Director

Play Title Playwright
The Birdtable Brendan Gleeson