Riders to the Sea, by J M Synge

Directed by Mary Tynan

December 2020


Mary Tynan (Maurya) is the artistic director of Notes From Xanadu. As an actor, she has appeared in more than 50 theatrical productions in genres as diverse as comedy, drama, musical theatre, physical theatre and site-specific, receiving critical acclaim for her roles in Conversations with Mary, A Galway Girl, Down Bottle Alley, A Belfast Boy, Regent's Canal ‐ a Folk Opera and Athold Fugard's Statements. She has also featured on radio and in several films. More information is available at her actor website marytynan.ie.
Ash Reddington (Cathleen) studied Shakespeare at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Stage credits include Lady Macbeth (Macbeth, Zoom Theatre) Hilda Moriarty (Kavanagh, by Tom O'Brien, touring with London Irish Theatre) and Hero in Shakespeare's Much ado about nothing. Ash has also appeared on screen in various film and television roles as well as commercials, and films comedy under the alter-ego Svetlana. She currently resides in New York, working as an actress and writer bilocally in both the United States and Europe.
Ryan Cooper (Bartley) is a Brooklyn-based actor and playwright. Select credits include Howl From Up High (Gingold Theatrical Group), Inside Siberia (Root Beer Occasion), Life is a Dream (Heartwood Regional Theater Company), Midsummer Night's Dream (Toms River Shakespeare Company), The Tempest (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), and Hal, Roberto Zucco, 99 Histories, Sueño, A&Z's Escapades in Moonstruck City, and Pony Up with The New School for Drama, from which he has an MFA in Acting. ryannicholascooper.com
Pamela Flanagan (Nora) originally hails from Dublin. She studied Theatre, English Literature and Russian(!) at the University of Glasgow before completing a post grad in acting at the Academy Drama School in London. She has toured extensively throughout Europe and the UK, playing roles in; Two (London Production Co), Come on Jeeves (Ian Dickens Productions), The Playboy of the Western World (Coyote Productions), and Measure for Measure (Fortune's Fools). Pamela has also appeared in various films, commercials, radio plays, and podcasts.
James Keaney (Colm) is a highly-talented pianist, who was the first winner of the Junior Musician of the Year competition at the Galway Music School in 2016. As such, he featured in our launch concert in September. He is also a skilled bass player, guitarist and composer. James is making his acting debut as Colm in Riders to the Sea.
Suzanne Ledwith (Singer) is a multimedia artist from Mullingar. She was introduced to the acoustic guitar in her youth, and initially was a singer and guitarist with the band Dreams of ID, followed by a career as a solo artist. For the past number of years she's been developing a different style from the early pop/rock focus of the band. Her style reflects an interest in Irish music, world music, folk and classical music. She's currently working on an album with Irish folk legend Donal Lunny.

Sea sound effect courtesy of freesfx.co.uk.