KATE FINEGAN

Actor | Aerialist | Theatre Maker

ACTOR

Kate Finegan works as a theatre maker, actor and aerialist based in Dublin, Ireland. 

Kate is co-director of award-winning aerial dance theatre company FemmeBizarre. This year, Kate has been awarded one of the Next Generation artists by The Arts Council, Ireland.

Kate holds a BA in Drama Studies and Modern Irish from Trinity College Dublin and has also completed the part time professional programme for screen acting at Bow Street Academy. 

Since graduating, Kate has worked with and toured nationally/internationally with companies and directors such as Mikel Murfi, Jennifer Jennings ( THISISPOPBABY), LUXe Performance, Fidget Feet, Fíbín Theatre company and Fatale Events.  

As a successful voice over actor, Kate has voiced campaigns for FlyeFit, ESB Networks, Enterprise Ireland and An Post Mobile among others. Kate is represented by Volcanic – booking details can be found here:  Kate is also a fluent Irish speaker and has been voicing Irish animations for TG4 since 2015.

TV credits include Fair City,  RTÉ 2 ( Mia Murray),  2017 -2020 and Ros na Rún ( Janice Ní Churraoin), TG4 2014 – 2016.

 

Other than theatre and acting, Kate has worked as a presenter and researcher for RTÉ Young Peoples Programming / RTÉjr & TG4. ( IMEALL Arts Show, An Fear Bréige 2016 / 17 ). 

Kate is also co-founder/director of award-winning aerial/theatre company FemmeBizarre with Jade O’Connor – Details of this company are below.

AERIALIST

KF Performance provides a range of high-end aerial performance for top quality corporate and bespoke events.

Previous aerial work includes: The Chinese New Year Festival 2020,  RTÉ Christmas Panto 2019,  Dance Macabre Film Fatale RDS 2019,  ALDI Christmas Press Launch 2019.

Kate delights in providing extravagant and outstanding performances at a competitive price.

Further information can be received by emailing kfinegan@tcd.ie.

Aerial Champagne Pour
Hangabout Aerial Silks / Cocoon
Hangabout Aerial Cocoon
Aerial Champagne Pour
Outstanding Solo Aerial Performance
Tóraíocht, directed by Mikel Murfi, Black Box Theatre, Galway. 2017
Outstanding Solo Aerial Performances
Outstanding Solo Aerial Performances
Outstanding Solo Aerial Performances
Doubles Aerial Performance

THEATRE MAKER

FemmeBizarre

FemmeBizarre was founded in 2017 by Kate Finegan and Jade O’Connor.  Their work is a multidisciplinary explosion of aerial dance, original song composition, music, and text presented through a feminist lense.

Previous credits include Electric Picnic, THISISPOPBABY’s Where We Live 2018/2020,  CAGED  Scene & Heard 2018, 10th Year Anniversary of Irish Aerial Dance Festival in An Grianán 2019,  TheatreClub’s Theatre Machine Turns You On,  Project Art’s Centre and 5 Lamps Festival 2020.

The full length production of  CAGED  directed by Jennifer Jennings was nominated Best Production & Winner of Judge’s Choice Award/Best Duo at Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 and was proudly supported by The Arts Council Project Award.

CAGED  will go on a nationwide tour in 2020 with thanks to The Arts Council, more details of each venue will be released in mid 2020.

FemmeBizarre are associate artists of The Solstice Theatre, Navan, Co. Meath.

Next Up: HAUS OF FASH HUN 2020 ( Supported by Project Award 2019, The Arts Council Ireland)

CAGED 2018:
Created by Kate Finegan & Jade O’Connor with Jennifer Jennings.
Supported by The Arts Council Circus Project Award.
Assistant Director: Kim McCafferty
Producer: Carla Rogers
Lighting Design: Kevin Smith
Sound Design: Michael Stapleton
Set Design: Aine O’Hara
Photography: Josh Roxby

CONTACT KATE

If you wish to contact Kate Finegan please complete the form. Your message will be emailed directly.

kfinegan@tcd.ie

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