We thought it was about time we introduced our management committee! We are very fortunate to have an experienced board from a variety of professional backgrounds to advise and guide us through our first project and the future plans for Paradosso Theatre. Their help and support has been invaluable. Here is a little more about them:
Eileen Branagh (Chair) is CEO/Artistic Director of Open Arts, an arts and disability organisation that engages with disabled people in delivering high quality activities and events across a range of art forms, engaging nearly 150 people per week.
Laura McKeown (Treasurer) oversees the day to day accounting and financial management of the Belfast Film Festival. She is currently in the final year, studying to achieve a professional qualification with Accounting Technicians Ireland.
Emma McKenna works in the Science Shop, at Queens University Belfast, a public engagement initiative based in Academic and Student Affairs, supporting community organisations in developing research projects which are carried out by Queens’s students as part of their degree programme.
Susan Brennan is a practicing Solicitor for the past 18 years, a committee member of Belfast Solicitors Association for 10 years and Chair of the organisation in 2011.
Emily Dedakis has extensive experience of the arts as a teacher of creative writing, and as dramaturg and producer with Accidental Theatre. She earned an MA (with distinction) and a PhD in creative writing at Queen’s University Belfast, where she has taught on the undergraduate programme and is also a board member for the Northern Ireland Theatre Association.