Arts Forms: Theatre and Visual Art
Areas of Interest:
National Diploma in Art – wide experience of creating and exhibiting visual art.
Geoff is keen to further his experience in Visual Art and Theatre, through examination of the potential of Performance Art, in both public and private spaces, with particular emphasis on the areas of mental health and body image.
Having worked with Cavan Culture and a large cast and crew of theatre practitioners and community actors, he is keen to build on this work and to further harness the creative talent that exists in the county.
Geoff O’ Keeffe is a native of Cavan Town. He initially trained in Visual Art and holds a Diploma in Fine Art and a Diploma for Art and Design Teachers. His interest in collaborative arts, brought him to the theatre, where he uses a strong visual aesthetic in his theatre practice. Geoff now works as a professional theatre director and actor. He holds an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU and in 2010 he completed further training at The Focus Theatre Actor’s Studio. He has trained under the tutelage of a wide range of theatre practitioners, including; Chrissie Poulter, Blue Raincoats, Nick Philippou, Wayne Jordan and extensively with Geoff Colman, Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
Geoff’s recent credits as a director include: God Of Carnage, Othello, Frank Pig Says Hello, Macbeth, Wilde about Williams: An Evening of short work; Sharon’s Grave and A Christmas Carol, all for Mill Productions at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum. At The Black Pig’s Dyke for Cavan Culture Theatre Project, Assistant Director and Set Designer, Tarry Flynn, Mill Productions; Lost Weekend at The Axis Theatre, Ballymun. He has written and directed four highly successful plays for young audiences, Red Riding Hood’s Dangerous Christmas Adventure, Big, Big, Trouble With The Santa Claus Double, Santa’s Cracking Christmas Adventure and SaveUs MaveUs and The Santa Claus Rescue.
He has worked as an actor for stage, film, T.V. and radio. Personal highlights include, Paul in My Second Self for No Tears Productions; David/Divina in Aul’ Divina and Me/I for Biscuits for Breakfast Theatre Company; James in Dinner for One for Offaly Drama Project; Mikey in The Highest House on the Mountain for Tavistock Arts Theatre Company at Smock Alley Theatre; Ms. Kitty in Billy Redden for IYT at The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, 2010, where he received the Michael Mac Liammoir Award for Best Male Actor.
Geoff is a member of The Association of Drama Adjudicators and has extensive experience adjudicating on the drama circuit, most notably at the ADCI/DLI All Ireland One Act Drama Final in 2013 and The ADCI All Ireland Confined Drama Final in 2014. He also facilitated theatre workshops for drama groups around the country.
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