Meet the Team

The Committee

Alex McKenzie

Alex MacKenzie

Alex is an internationally recognised actor & director having worked most recently in Ireland, The Netherlands and France.Alex has been seen acting for Firedoor Theatre for a number of their online productions during the pandemic including Tina in Hotel Quarantina by Stephen Ryan and many roles in the Laytown Hotel series by Brian Quinn. Previously she played Juno, Bessie Burgess & Mrs Henderson in the Dublin Trilogy for the Badhuis Theatre and Cairo in Murder at Café Noir & Laura in Still Life for InPlayers International in Amsterdam.
She has directed for Firedoor Theatre including The Invitation by Simon Murphy which was adapted into a radio play during the pandemic, Fast Forward by Jason Coburn and the Lovers Guide to Losing your Mind by Jason Coburn. Other events directed include the Worldcon Opening Show and Retro Hugo Ceremony (2019) and plays include Venus in Fur by David Ives for Feu de Joie Theatre (toured The Netherland & France), Murder at Café Noir by David Landau and Tonight at 8.30 by Noel Coward for InPlayers International. She has trained in acting, directing and before the pandemic became accredited for unarmed stage combat and armed combat: Rapier & Dagger. She has also worked on various productions taking sound, stage management and production roles.

Marta Callava

Marta has been involved with amateur drama virtually since she could walk and talk. She joined Firedoor in 2015 as she started to train as an actor — her latest course being a Musical Theatre intensive in RADA in 2022.

Marta has featured in a number of Firedoor productions, her most relevant role being the evil Rosario in Mother’s Little Treasure (August 2018). Outside Firedoor, she put her acting and singing skills at the service of the Actors Touring Company for The Suppliants (performed in the Gaiety Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2017), and the musical Dragon for its premiere at the Scene and Heard festival 2019 in the Smock Alley Theatre.

Marta is a versatile creator, and there is no task too big or small for her when it comes to making stuff happen on stage. 

With Firedoor, she produced God of Carnage, which was staged at the Smock Alley theatre in August 2021. She has also written and directed her own short plays, which include The Anniversary (performed in the Firedoor´s Uncut 2019) and, most recently, Brexit, a musical fable (performed in the Uncut 2022).

 

Alan O'Connell

Alan O'Connell

Alan has been with Firedoor since 2015 and has featured in a number of productions including but not limited to “Mother’s little treasure” (2018), “The Lover’s Guide to losing your mind”(2017) and “Paint”(2018).

He starred in Judder theatre’s production of Chekhov’s “The Bear”(2019) while he is also a regular member of the Peareshakes, a improv group that creates Shakespearian plays from scratch (not nearly as highbrow as it sounds!).

Alan has facilitated several workshops for Firedoor over the past number of years as well as coordinating the recent Acting studios.

Sanja Vodovnik

Sanja Vodovnik is a performer, director and dramaturg, originally from Slovenia, and currently residing in Dublin 8. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she lived, loved, and worked for the past couple of years. Her artistic pursuits aim to address connections between art, science and technology, and their influence on the everyday experiences of people from all walks of life. Her research focuses on science fiction in theatrical and extra-theatrical performance spaces and investigates the roles that science fiction plays in contemporary technologically saturated worlds. She is particularly interested in events that contribute to the production of SF experiences such as immersive theme parks, world fairs and online fan communities.
Sanja is thrilled to join Firedoor and excited to collaborate with its members in their ongoing pursuit to create great theatre.

Keith Byrne

Keith Byrne

Keith joined Firedoor Theatre Company in late 2018. He has been actively involved in film and theatre acting for nearly 20 years and has been cast in some awarding winning Irish films including Pilgrim Hill, directed by Gerard Barrett, Once, directed by John Carney, as well as the RTE series on the 1916 Rising, Rebellion, directed by Aku Louhimiesr.

Keith first started his theatre training in Dublin at the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School with Speech & Drama Cert & Performance Acting. He has also trained under Mark Travis, well known US film director and has completed all levels of acting for camera to an advanced level.

Keith is also an active participant in the weekly workshops/events organized by Firedoor Theatre. He recently played the part of Paul in an online performance of the play, Hotel Quarantina by Stephen Ryan. In 2019 Keith played the part of Brodir the Viking in a performance at the International Convention Centre Opening Ceremony directed by Alex McKenzie.

Outside of acting, he’s mad about dogs!:)

In August 2021, Keith will be playing the part of Michael in Yasmin Reeza’s play, God of Carnage. The play is scheduled for a 5 day run at Smock Alley Theatre commencing on 23rd. August.

Members

Jason Dowdall

Jason Dowdall

Jason joined Firedoor Theatre in 2018. He trained in a year long adult part time course from 2015 – 2018. Credits include: John in Oleanna, Aaron Mckinney, Jedadiah Schultz, Father Roger Smith in The Laramie Project, and Barman in an original piece The Barman

LeeAnne Heneghan

LeeAnne Heneghan, originally from Galway, found her feet in acting while obtaining her grade 5 in Speech and Drama. LeeAnne acted in a number of productions in the Helix and Olympia Theatre during her time in DCU Drama. Having joined Firedoor in January 2016, she has played various roles during their Uncut productions, Julie in the devised production Perceptions in The Five Lamp Festival, Selina in The Lover’s Guide to Losing Your Mind, and Nicky in Fast Forward.

Terry Kenny

Terry Kenny

Terry began studying acting in 2017, completing several evening courses at the Gaiety school of acting. He has since been a regular member of the No Drama group where he has taken part in workshops and a number of short plays. He is excited to join the Firedoor theater, and take part in this year’s production.

Caroline Montgomery

Caroline Montgomery

Caroline has acted in many theatre productions over the years. She has previously worked with Taney Drama Society in Dundrum, her own theatre group Black Box to Red Carpet, and various musical productions in her home town Dundalk.

She has completed the Performance year at the Gaeity School of Acting, has dabbled in writing her own plays -one of which was put on in the Boys School- and loves to act in both film and stage productions.

The upcoming God of Carnage production will be her third time performing in Smock Alley, but her first appearance with Firedoor Theatre since joining the group