Writer and Director
As a theatre maker Louise makes site-specific and immersive art works within communities of space, place and interest.
Since co-founding ANU in 2009, she has directed all of the company’s multi-award winning work to date, including: The Anvil(Manchester International Festival), The Lost O’Casey (Abbey Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival) winner of 3 Irish Times Theatre Awards), Torch, St. Helens UK (Arts Council England, ambition for excellence award), Hentown (Dublin City Council / Winner of Irish Times Theatre Award), These Rooms in collaboration with CoisCeim for London International Festival of Theatre, NOW1418, Dublin Theatre Festival and TATE Liverpool, PALS in collaboration with the National Museum of Ireland, Angel Meadow(Winner Best Production and Best Ensemble Awards at Manchester Theatre Awards, Nominated for Best Director Award, UK National Theatre Awards / HOME Manchester) and the Multi Award Winning Monto Cycle encompassing: Laundry, The Boys of Foley Street and World End’s Lane.
At the LIR Academy (Trinity College Dublin) Louise teaches devising theatre and the MFA Directing Course. She was awarded the International Artist Residency at the Robert Wilson Center, New York and is on the Board of Theatre Forum Ireland.
Louise trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London) and Sam Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Gate Theatre.