Ciaran is a London-based actor and theatre-maker. Further to his graduation from The Rose Bruford College’s (BA) Hons European Theatre Arts course, Ciaran has received intensive training in various styles of performance including Meisner technique, clowning, physical theatre and interactive and immersive theatre. As well as performing, Ciaran has a strong base for working as a deviser and director of theatre. For three months, Ciaran trained at partner institute EAMT in Tallinn, Estonia.
Ciaran is a founding member of physical and visual theatre company Romantika in which he works as a performer-deviser. This summer, Ciaran will be touring with Romantika’s ‘The Crossing Place’; a surrealistic physical theatre piece based on the work of Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. The piece will be performed at Dreams Before Dawn Festival in Paris and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in the venues Summerhall.
Ciaran also works with international theatre company Bred in the Bone Theatre Laboratory as an actor, deviser and workshop facilitator. The company’s focus is on developing new methods of actor training from a Grotowskian background. Ciaran currently performs in two of the company’s productions, Clios and The Ship, which will both be performed this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
As well as working as an actor and performer, Ciaran has also worked as a fire juggler, writer and director. This spring, Ciaran directed a comedy piece called Lewis Ames Talent for his practical dissertation, which explores failure and the more unpleasant aspects of small-town schools.