Tom Creed (Director)
Tom is one of Ireland’s most exciting new generation of theatre and opera directors.
Based in Dublin, Tom recently he directed Private View, a new opera by Annelies van Parys, produced by Muziektheater Transparant (Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Operadagen Rotterdam, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and European tour). He has directed Suor Angelica, Mavra and Renard for the Royal Irish Academy of Music and will direct Die Zauberflöte in January 2016. Tom has been a staff director at Welsh National Opera and completed a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship at Aldeburgh Music. He is currently developing new music theatre projects in the USA and Canada with Irish composers Donnacha Dennehy and Jürgen Simpson.
His extensive work as a theatre director includes productions for the Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, Rough Magic, his own company Playgroup and a range of independent Irish companies. He was nominated for Best Director at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2007. His production of Watt by Samuel Beckett with acclaimed Irish actor Barry McGovern has been presented at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Perth International Festival, the Barbican Centre in London, the Public Theatre in New York and on tour in the USA.
Tom was Festival Director of Cork Midsummer Festival from 2011 to 2013, and was nominated for an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award in 2012 "for original and dynamic use of local spaces at Cork Midsummer Festival". He has previously been Theatre and Dance Curator of Kilkenny Arts Festival and Associate Director of Rough Magic Theatre Company, he has recently worked as a guest curator for Dublin City Council and the British Council, and is a member of the EFFE International Jury for the European Festivals Association.