Alan Stanford

Alan Stanford has over 30 years experience as a leading actor and director in the Irish theatre working with most of the major companies. For several seasons he appeared with the I.T.C. (the national touring theatre of Ireland). He was Director of Theatre at the Project Arts Centre for four years, directing and appearing in many productions. He is probably best known for his work at the Gate Theatre, Dublin over the past twenty years, as actor, director and more recently as a writer.

He has acted and directed in the Olympia and Gaiety theatres appearing in musicals as well as plays and including the direction of two Gaiety pantomimes, giving him a close awareness of the variety sector. He has extensive experience in film and television including an 11-year stint in Glenroe. He was a founder Director of Second Age Theatre Company and has extensive knowledge of management structures and the process of negotiation. As a teacher, Alan is well known in Ireland as one of the founders of both the Dublin Theatre School and the Drama course in Trinity College, Dublin.
He was the first teacher of pure theatre ever to be engaged by an Irish university. Many of Ireland’s younger leading actors have studied with him. In Equity he served for many years on the Actors’ Council, The Executive Committee and for five years as Vice President of the Union. He was also a member of the Cultural Relations Committee (CRC) for three years.
PS Listen to his October Interview with George Hook on Newstalk in which hwe talks about his voice training in London. Magnificent entertaining radio.