Niall Cleary is the Artist Director and CEO of Graffiti Theatre in Cork and Chairperson of Youth Theatre Ireland. For Graffiti he has recently directed “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” by Finegan Kruckemeyer, ‘Holiday Inn” by Cillian Sheehan (CMF) and he Co-Directed and devised “Trasna” a new play for young audiences with Sile Ni Bhroin and a fab creative team. He’s also directed numerous productions for Activate Youth Theatre. He has many years of experience in professional theatre, as an actor and company manager, principally with Decadent Theatre Company, of which he was a founding member. Niall has also worked with companies including Fishamble, The Town Hall Theatre Galway, and festivals including; Cork Midsummer Festival and Galway International Arts Festival along the way. He was a former board member of the Galway Theatre Festival and is a current committee member of TYAI.