Our Writers

Students

Clare Bonnyman: Hello, I’m Clare and I was born in Toronto, Canada. I am currently halfway through my Journalism degree with a minor in English Literature from Carleton University in Ottawa. I enjoy creative writing as well as journalistic writing for print, and am a complete self-titled radio-junkie, with a major passion for NPR, the CBC and the BBC. I spend too much of my time working and getting lost in the woods, and am probably far too Canadian for my own good. Sorry eh?

Daniel Corrigan is currently attending Doane College where he is pursuing of a Bachelor of Sciences in Theatre pending May 2015. After finishing up he intends to go to graduate school to continue learning new and innovative ways to tell stories as well as pursuing the edge of what is possible. Dan is primarily a lighting, property and projection designer with an interest in special effects and engineering. His favorite recent projects include designing projections for Doane College’s production of Jerusalem and building a 3D printer for props and scenic models.

Corinne Rhode is a senior journalism student at The University of Iowa, but is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. After graduating, she would like to work in entertainment journalism or travel journalism, preferably in front of the camera. She has a passion for storytelling, and enjoys writing about her experiences in other countries. She is very excited to be part of this adventure!

Mateo Hurtado hails from Chicago,IL and will begin his third year studying Theatre at the University of Illinois. Besides Mateo’s recent work with research on New Play Development, he is a newly realized playwright who put together two short works this past spring. With strong roots and experience in comedy, Mateo loves improvisation, storytelling, and writing skits. Some of his creative influences include: John Leguizamo, Kanye West’s latest solo album Yeezus, and eating Flautas, his favorite Mexican dish. He is elated to write overseas and fully experience the 2014 Armagh Project. In the Fall, Mateo will also have his dramaturgical debut as he works on a student production of West Side Story. Twitter: @ON2THENEXTTWEET

Kelly O’Brien is originally from Markham, Canada, but spends most of her year in Ottawa while she attends Carleton University. This September she will be starting her third year towards her Bachelors of Journalism degree with a minor in English Literature. With a love of writing and travel, she hopes to one day pursue a career in reporting. She also plans to gain further experience in filming and photography to hopefully integrate that into her potential journalism career. While she has had the opportunity to travel quite a bit as a child, Kelly’s bucket list of travel destinations continues to grow, and she hopes that one day she will be able to cross off every country and city on that list.

Maureen Sullivan is a graduate of the University of Baltimore in Simulation and Design Entertainment. She likes making arts and crafts, including hair hats and peanut costumes. She is currently a graphic designer and has been props designer for local films, including The Call Girl of Cathulu. She is planning on writing a play in Armagh.

Faculty

Terri Ciofalo (Program and Site Director) is a professional theatre artist and experienced Production Manager teaching graduate and undergraduate theatre at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. She earned her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and has toured theatrically both in the United States and overseas.

Doug Cumming (Journalism) Doug Cumming is an associate professor of journalism at Washington & Lee University with 26 years experience at metro newspapers and magazines. Since getting a Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill in mass communications, he has taught multimedia reporting and feature writing at Loyola University-New Orleans and at W&L in Virginia. Earlier, he worked at the newspapers in Raleigh, Providence and Atlanta; was editor of the Sunday Magazine in Providence; and helped launchSouthpoint monthly magazine in Atlanta. He won a George Polk Award and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.

Kimberley Lynne (Playwriting) A published author and playwright, Kimberley has had over 30 works staged and presented in professional, community, and university theatres.  A staff and faculty member of the University of Baltimore, she has worked in theatre as an actor, director, scenic designer and producer.  Her professional affiliations include Actors’ Equity Association and the Dramatist Guild. Kimberley’s published books include Something With a Crust, Dredging the Choptank and her play A Dickens of a Carol. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Design from University of Baltimore.

Nessa O’Mahony (Creative Writing) lives in Dublin, where she works as a freelance teacher, editor and administrator. She teaches creative writing as an associate lecturer with the Open University, and also teaches at Oscail, the Dublin City University distance learning programme. She is a regular facilitator of creative writing classes for the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin. She was Writer in Residence at the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, University College Dublin, in 2008-2009.  She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Bangor University. She is the recipient of literature bursaries from Arts Council of Ireland and received the Simba Gill Fellowship in 2005. She has published three volumes of poetry; a fourth is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry.

Rachel Wooley (Teaching Assistant) is a writer, artist, and editor originally from Michigan. She transplanted to Baltimore in 2010 and recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Design at University of Baltimore. An avid reader, book hoarder, and Doctor Who fan, she is amazed by all there is to explore on this planet and must travel at least once every few weeks or she starts to become mentally unsound. Rachel is an Armagh Project alum; she participated in the 2012 pilot.

WE BLOG (and have websites)!

Clare Bonnyman's blog is http://www.newsatarian.wordpress.com

Dan Corrigan’s site Dancorrigantheatre.wix.com/home And instruction sets.

http://www.instructables.com/member/The+Props+Monster/

Kimberley Lynne’s short story collection site http://somethingwithacrust.wordpress.com

 

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