Deirdre Dwyer adapts and directs theatre for young audiences. She also designs sets and costumes for theatre, opera, dance and film.
She is based in Waterford, Ireland.
Her training includes an M.A. in Theatre Design from the RWCMD Cardiff, a first class honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies and English from UCC and participating, as the Designer, in Rough Magic SEEDS3.
She was awarded the first Pat Murray Bursary in 2009.
She is a member of BrokenCrow, an ambitious production company fueled by the joy and possibilities of collaboration, for whom she has created two shows for children, Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, which played as part of Cork Midsummer Festival in City Libraries and The Secret Garden which had a national tour October 2017.
BrokenCrow are Theatre Company in Residence in the Everyman, Cork.
She is incoming Theatre Artist in Residence in Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford where her residency will focus on making theatre work for children.
She teaches design, and related theories, to students in University College Cork and in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, where she was Theatre Artist in Residence since 2017 - 2020.
Previous work includes set and costume designs for nationally, The Everyman, Cork Opera House, Ulysses Opera Theatre, Rough Magic, Junk Ensemble, Graffiti and internationally for LAMDA, London, RWCMD, Cardiff, RCS, Glasgow.
She has also worked with Waterford Youth Arts, Dublin Youth Theatre, Carlow Youth Theatre, Activate Youth Theatre, Cork, Little Red Kettle and Tenderfoot, Tallaght.