Marcus is a writer and theatre maker based in West Cork. He has been writing plays and poetry since he was sixteen, when he joined a local drama group. Since then he has studied Drama and English Literature in Trinity College Dublin, and his work has been staged in various venues around Dublin. His work tends to focus on queer narratives, exploring the relationship between mental health, loneliness, capitalism and LGBT identities.
Katerina Bortsova | Quarantine time
At present time Kateryna Bortsova is a painter – graphic artist with BFA in graphic arts and MFA. Works of Kateryna took part in many international exhibitions (Taiwan, Moscow, Munich, Spain, Macedonia, Budapest etc.). Also she win silver medal in the category “realism” in participation in “Factory of visual art”, New York, USA and 2015 Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Romana Testasecca & Karen Killeen | Outside Inside
Romana Testasecca is an actor, director, maker and fitness instructor. Karen Killeen is an actor and director based in Dublin, currently studying the MFA in Acting at Yale University, CT. Romana and Karen founded the theatre company Rosebuds, and created devised shows such as S Y R I U S and Click to Subscribe.
Ella-Rose Mills | Landing + Self Portrait
Ella is currently in her final year at Trinity College studying World Religions and Theology. Art and theatre have always been a passion of hers; she learnt to read by practising scripts and used to draw the magazine covers I found round the house. She was drawn to Theology not for the spirituality but for the art, the history and the ritual.She discovered that the way religions address those nagging thoughts on the nature of life and what it means to be human fitted well in what draws her to art in the first place; an attempt to express and understand ourselves, others and the world.
Zoë Jackson McGrath | Fireworks
A law graduate currently avoiding a direct career progression by quarantining in an attic room in Dublin 8 and living her manic pixie dream girl fantasy. Zoë has been writing since school but not doing all that much with any of the work until a couple of months ago. Since then she posts the odd essay and maybe a bit of notes app poetry if she’s feeling brave. A couple of lil magazines have been kind enough to post a piece or two of hers and hopefully that trend will continue.