Experience

Lir Academy Training
  • MFA Stage Design - 2022
Other Experience

Sophie Cassidy is a Lighting Designer and Technician from Drogheda, Co. Louth. They graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies, during which they specialised in lighting design and devising. During their time in Trinity, Sophie designed shows in both the Samuel Beckett Theatreand the Dublin University Players Theatre. They served as the inaugural Festival Technician for the Trinity Arts Festival.

Recently Sophie has designed: "Shakers" at Smock Alley Boys School, directed by Claudia Kinahan; "Gaia" at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, directed by Jade Silk Featherstone; and "Nine Weeks" alongside Ciaran O’Melia as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. As well as designing, they have been working as a lighting technician in various venues throughout Dublin, Drogheda and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sophie's other pursuits include production management, youth work, and playwriting, Most recently their play "Tech! The Musical" was selected by Youth Theatre Ireland as one of their new plays for Playshare 2021.


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