The Darn Skippy Team

Richard Lennon

Richard is a Filmmaker (Director/Cinematographer/Writer/Producer/Editor), Musician (Composer/ Performer/Producer), Actor, and University Teacher, with a career spanning decades and continents. From 2009 until 2016 Richard taught filmmaking at New York University at Tisch School of the Arts (Dublin, Ireland and New York) and NYU Abu Dhabi. Prior to his service at NYU, his studies included film theory and production as well as music education and performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Richard has been a union actor (SAG And AFTRA) since age three. His resume includes award-winning films (feature, documentary, and short), gallery installation films, music videos, session and stage musician credits, as well as a Grammy Award for scholastic group performance. 

Richard currently teaches Acting For Camera and Behind the Lens courses at the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin.

Roseanne Lynch

Roseanne trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Dublin, and Drama Centre London. She recently took part in the Gap Day programme, run by Lian Bell and Mermaid Arts Centre. In late 2020, she received a Project Award from the Arts Council to develop a new play about motherhood and climate change. In 2017, Roseanne was awarded an Emerging Artist Bursary by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office, which she used to research and develop Zandra, Queen of Jazz, a play based on the extraordinary true story of Ireland's first female saxophonist. The play premiered in 2019 to great critical acclaim.

Some highlights of her performance work include: Pop Up Picnic - a multi-sensory, immersive experience for children with complex needs (Helium Arts); a tour of the Outer Hebrides with the  Whisky Galore (National Theatre of Scotland); and an immersive production of Macbeth, in which the audience stayed the night in a tower block in East London (RIFT). She has originated roles in many new plays, including The Plot by Paula Lonergan, Sisters of the Rising by Christiane O'Mahony, Overshadowed by Eva O'Connor, and Recording Hedda by Terje Tveit.

Roseanne teaches at the Gaiety School of Acting and on Creative Ireland's Teacher-Artist Partnership Programme.



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