Team Members

Sarah Bragg-Bolger

Executive Director

Sarah is an experienced leader in the arts. She moved to Ireland from Canada to study Drama and English at Trinity College Dublin. She also has an MA from King’s College London in Shakespeare Studies. Sarah has worked with the Lambert Puppet Theatre, the Gate Theatre (Dublin), Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Prior to joining the DYT Team, Sarah worked in operations at the largest English language school in Dublin, the Emerald Cultural Institute. She was delighted to combine working with young people and theatre when she joined Dublin Youth Theatre as General Manager in 2017. She completed a level 8 Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education at NUI Maynooth in 2023. For correspondence related to the management of DYT, please contact Sarah at [firstname@dublinyouththeatre.com]

Davey Kelleher

Artistic Director

Davey is a creative arts professional with over ten years experience as a director, producer, dramaturg and facilitator across Theatre, Opera, Musical Theatre, and Arts Education. He is a creator of new and reimagined artistic work, and continually supports the artistic development of others across a range of disciplines. He is a core mentor and production director with TENDERFOOT, an award winning arts apprenticeship programme for transition year students, run at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, mentoring aspiring young playwrights, devising new work, and directing productions written by and for young people, as well as delivering a programme of interdisciplinary theatre workshops. He is a regular guest tutor, and production director for the Lir Academy, Dublin; Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art; for the BA Acting Programme, as well as designing content for and facilitating a number of short courses, workshops, and outreach programmes. Between 2011 and 2014, he worked with the UK charity, Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, delivering the Shakespeare Schools Festival, the world’s largest Youth Theatre Festival. As a Festival and Workshop Coordinator he designed and delivered programmes of workshops and performances for diverse groups of young people across the UK, including those with disabilities and special needs. He also ran facilitation and training programmes for The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, London’s Institute of Education, and the Arcola Theatre. He is a member of the Dramaturgs Network of Ireland, and regularly mentors and supports the development of new work of practicing and emerging theatre artists. As a theatre maker, he has directed and produced award-winning work nationally and internationally, including with Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Cork Opera House, The Gate Theatre, The Abbey Theatre, Lyric Belfast, VAULT London, Edinburgh Festival, and the European Theatre Festival of Lebanon. He works regularly with Irish National Opera, in production, as well as outreach and youth work projects, and is a studio member of the INO ABL Aviation Studio (2020-2022). He works regularly with the Cork Opera House in their development of new work, musical theatre, and interdisciplinary outreach. He is an Associate Artist at the Civic Theatre, Dublin; a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College; and holds an M.F.A in Theatre Directing from The Lir Academy, Dublin. For queries regarding our artistic programme please contact Davey at [firstname@dublinyouththeatre.com]

Luka Costello

Programme & Communications Manager

Luka Costello is a performer and theatremaker from Dublin. She is an alumni of Dublin Youth Theatre, having been a member from 2013-2019. During her time, Luka worked on multiple productions as a performer, writer, director, deviser, and assistant director. After her years as a member, Luka served as an intern for DYT, ran workshops, and worked as assistant director on the 2022 Big Show: The Spanish Tragedy. In 2019, she graduated from Theatre Performance Studies at Inchicore College of Further Education, and was awarded distinctions in ATCL Speech and Drama from Trinity College London. Since graduating she has been invited back to assistant direct and write excepts for several shows. In 2021 and 2022, Luka toured with PanPan as a performer in their production The First Bad Man. Luka was one of the Axis Assemble Artists of 2022, where she presented her work-in-progress project 'Susan the Gentle'. In 2023, she and Conrad Jones-Brangan found the Prima Donna Collective and presented a showcase of their first project 'If You Think This Show is About You, It Probably Is'. For queries about joining DYT, booking tickets to a show, casting calls/event opportunities, DYT membership and Garda Vetting please contact Luka at [firstname@dublinyouththeatre.com]