The voluntary Board of Directors is made up of alumni members, professionals and artists.

Board Members

Matthew Cullen

Members' Representative

Matthew has been a member of DYT since 2019. Within this time he has partook in Writer's Group, acting in the DOAFs, Assistant Directing and more. Matthew has been involved in drama for over 10 years and has performed in various external productions as well as examinations with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. As Members Rep of DYT, Matthew wishes to facilitate members recommendations and assist in any way he can.

Neil Douglas

Neil was a member of DYT and currently works in education in the UK.

Angie Gough

Angie is CEO of Helping Irish Hosts. She was also DYT's General Manager- Maternity Cover in 2020.

MP Guinness

Company Secretary

MP was called to the bar in 2005 having previously worked as a solicitor. She specialises in employment law and speaks regularly at conferences on various aspects of employment law including discrimination. She has had an interest in the theatre since she was a child and is particularly interested in diverse rather than mainstream theatre. She was a member of the Collapsing Horse theatre group from its inception.

Gráinne Hallahan

Gráinne was a member of DYT and is currently a theatre-maker and facilitator.

Linda Hartsema


Linda is a self-employed consultant and has worked with many small creative businesses. She is currently working as a Financial Controller with a Dublin based brand agency. Originally from the Netherlands, she has lived and worked in the US, Ireland, China, and Australia and is now happy to be back in Dublin. Linda has a post-grad in Accountancy & Controlling from Nyenrode Business University and completed a tax technician qualification with the Irish Tax Institute in 2016.

Lily Lee

Lily was a member of DYT and is currently working in the area of policy related to higher education. Having studied French and Italian for her undergraduate degree, she has lived and worked in France and Italy, but is now based in Dublin.

Ailbhe Mc Caughey

Members' Representative

Ailbhe has been a member of DYT since January 2021 and since then has taken part in a multitude of varying workshops along with participating in DOAF 2021’s ‘Cucumber Sandwiches’ and MOAF 2021’s ‘Goodbye’.

Róisín McGann

A communications and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience, Róisín McGann is currently the Communications and Media Manager at the Abbey Theatre – Ireland’s National Theatre. Róisín has previously held communications roles across a range of Ireland’s leading arts organisations, including Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Dublin Fringe and Science Gallery. Her background spans public affairs, arts and science communications, audience engagement, digital communications, media relations, brand development, promotional marketing and advertising campaigns and stakeholder engagement. Róisín has a degree in English and Anthropology from National University of Ireland Maynooth and a professional qualification in Strategic Communications from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. Róisín completed Youth Theatre Ireland’s ArtsTrain, with qualifications in Youth Arts Practice and Facilitation and worked as a drama facilitator and theatre producer for various youth theatres and Irish theatre companies in the past.

Gerard McIntyre

Gerard is a shareholder and Managing Director of a construction and development company for the past 19 years. He holds a degree in Construction Economis from Trinity College Dublin and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in property and construction related matters. Previously he has worked with a leading Construction Cost Consultancy company in Dublin. Gerard has a keen interest in the arts and creativity and in the past has been involved in Restoration of “Franis Bacon Studio” Hugh lane Gallery and Birr Theatre and Arts Centre.

Deirdre Molloy


An ex member of DYT and NYT, Deirdre has directed and facilitated extensively in Youth Drama, most recently Show Me Love, DYT’s Big Show 2016. She devised and directed Wake Up Sleeping Beauties and directed Red Ball for Dublin Youth Theatre. For Waterford Youth Arts, she directed The Pilgrimage (chosen from 150 productions to play at the Royal National Theatre, London as part of BT Connections Festival). She facilitated on Calipo Theatre and Picture Company’s Sharp Focus film project and has worked as project manager on many events for Youth Theatre Ireland including NYT and their annual National Festival of Youth Theatres. Deirdre has also directed numerous award winning pieces of new writing including Phillip McMahon’s Danny and Chantelle (Still Here) for THISISPOPBABY - winner of Spirit of the Fringe Award 2007. As an actor, she has performed throughout Ireland and the UK, most recently in one of The Abbey’s Dear Ireland monologues. She has produced a number of national theatre tours, including the award winning How to Square a Circle. She was also producer of THISISPOPBABY’s hit show RIOT and company manager for its international tour. Deirdre has worked extensively behind the scenes on many of Ireland’s top festivals including Bram Stoker Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Waterford Harvest Festival, Body & Soul, Electric Picnic and Vodafone Comedy Festival.

Naoise Nunn

Naoise Nunn is a director of Schweppe Curtis Nunn, a producer of cultural festivals and events.