Margaret Cronin

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Maggie is  a professional actress, writer and director currently in her third year of a Practice as Research PhD investigating The lived experiences and unique challenges facing female theatre practitioners living and working in Northern Ireland.

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Maggie's interests include Playwriting and Solo Performance.

To date, her produced solo work includes A Most Notorious Woman which has toured extensively across the island of Ireland, UK and USA, and was published in 2004 by Lagan Press, Belfast. Her second show, Greenstick Boy, premiered at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, was performed at festivals in Dublin and Belfast and at The Bozar, Brussels, as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Brussels Platform.

      Maggie is interested in the creative process behind the production of scripts - particularly improvisation, devising and how a cross-art form, collaborative process affects the production of solo work.  

        Other interests include the work of Malague and Carnicke in the reclamation of Stanislavskian technique and its application to feminist theatre making, the promotion of gender equality within the arts and the working relationships between freelance theatre practitioners and theatre companies, venues, funding and advocacy organisations. 

          As a member of Waking the Feminists Northern Ireland, Maggie was part of the research team collecting, collating and analysing data on the gender breakdown of eight Arts Council of Northern Ireland core funded theatre companies. The report was launched at a presentation she gave on November 29th, 2021, as part of Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland's, New Reads series co-hosted between QUB's Arts Management and Cultural Policy department and the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD. The report and presentation can be accessed here.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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