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Michael McCabe is a graduate of the presdiguous Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, Paris, and The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin.
His theatre appearances include: ‘The Drowning Room’ (Project Arts Centre), ‘Borstal Boy’ , ‘The Risen People’ (The Gaiety Theatre), ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘The Ginger Ale Boy’ (Corcadorca Theatre Company), ‘Lives Worth Living’ (Graffiti Theatre Company), ‘Good Evening Mr. Joyce’(Samuel Beckett Centre), ‘Diarmuid agus Grainne’, ‘An Bradan Feasa’, The Libertine’, ‘New World Order’ all with (Iomha Illdanach Theatre Company), ‘Promises, Promises’ (Project Arts Centre), ‘A Day With Daghdha’ (Daghdha Dance Company), ‘Macbeth’, ‘Six Characters in Search for an Author’, ‘St. Joan’, ‘Ariel’ (all The Abbey Theatre), ‘Wheel’, ‘Jeckyll and Hyde’ (Dublin and Prague Fringe Festivals), ‘Resist /Surrender’ (Dublin Dance Festival), ‘Where The Shoe Pinches ’ (The Pavilion Theatre).
His television and film appearances include ‘Aristocrats’ (BBC), ‘Ireland:1848’, (RTE), ‘Window’ (IFI),‘ ‘All God’s Children’ (RTE/IFI), ‘Nationwide’ (RTE). This year, Michael will appear in ‘Bean Sidhe’ , ‘Sweetcake’ , and ‘Sodium Party’, a new feature film directed by Michael McCudden.
Michael has an M.A. (Honours) in Dramatherapy, (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), an M.A. in Modern Drama Studies (University College Dublin), and a B.A. (Honours) in Communication Studies (Dublin City University). He has directed theatre work in the HSE, the Dyspraxia Association of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, St. Michael’s house, other special needs organisations and schools as a means to developing the potential of theatre.
Michael has been working as a Movement Director and teaching extensive movement classes for actors at the Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin Institute of Technology, Rathmines, the Dundalk Institute of Technology, the NAYD, Ringsend Institute, the Department of Performing Arts , Bray Institute of Further Education, and The Gaiety School of Acting (full time course).
His theatre company, Ruaille Buaille, is building a physical theatre ensemble style based on the techniques of Jacques Lecoq, Anne Bogart, and Arianne Mouchkine.
Michael was movement director on ‘The Merchant of Venice’ , at Mermaid Arts Centre, and on the World premiere of ‘Guerilla Days in Ireland’ World premier in Cork last year, due to open in The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on September 3rd.
He was clown co-ordinator for 35 clowns and appeared in Barabbas Theatre Company’s latest production, ‘City of Clowns’, at the Dunamaise, Junction and Eargail Arts Festivals, and The Complex, Smithfield. He has most recently appeared in ‘Pagliacci’ at The Everyman Place Theatre, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival.