Bernadette is an actor, theatre maker, and co-founder of Gaitkrash Theatre Company. She has trained both in western Stanislavski-influenced approaches to actor training, and eastern approaches that train the performer’s ‘bodymind’. She holds a Diploma in acting from LAMDA, is a qualified Linklater voice teacher (KLVC Orkney, UK / Fraueninsel, Germany) and a yoga instructor (HYVC Goa, India). Recent performance work includes Anna in Killing Stella (Everyman 2018, Belltable 2019), On an Island, (West Cork Islands Festival 2017), ‘Solange’ in playing ‘the maids’ (Wales tour 2015), May/Amy in Beckett’s Footfalls, and W1 in Play (Beckett Project in Ireland, dir. Phillip Zarrilli), Beckett at the Factory, (National Sculpture Factory, and Play it again Sam Festival, Cork Opera House), and Beckett on Barracka . She holds an MA from UCC (adaptation – novel to film script), a PhD (contemporary postdramatic theatre) from the University of Exeter, and a Diploma in Translation (German/English) from City University London. She teaches in the Department of Theatre, UCC.