The Adjudicator – 2014
Geoff O’Keeffe works as a professional theatre director and actor. He holds an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU and in 2010 he completed further training at The Focus Theatre Actor’s Studio. He has trained under the tutelage of a wide range of theatre practitioners, including, Chrissie Poulter, Blue Raincoats, Nick Philippou, Wayne Jordan and extensively with Geoff Colman, Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
Geoff’s recent credits as a director include: Big, Big Trouble with The Santa Claus Double; Frank Pig Says Hello; Macbeth; Santa’s Cracking Christmas Adventure; Wilde about Williams: An Evening of short work; Sharon’s Grave; A Christmas Carol and Saveus Maveus and the Santa Claus Rescue, all for Mill Productions at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum; At The Black Pig’s Dyke for Cavan Culture Theatre Project; Assistant Director and Set Designer, Tarry Flynn, Mill Productions; Lost Weekend at The Axis Theatre, Ballymun.
He has worked as an actor for stage, film, T.V. and radio. Personal highlights include, Paul in My Second Self for No Tears Productions; David/Divina in Aul’ Divina and Me/I for Biscuits for Breakfast Theatre Company; James in Dinner for One for Offaly Drama Project; Mikey in The Highest House on the Mountain for Tavistock Arts Theatre Company at Smock Alley Theatre; Ms. Kitty in Billy Redden for IYT at The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, 2010, where he received the Michael Mac Liammoir Award for Best Male Actor.
Geoff had been adjudicating since 2009 and has been in great demand. He adjudicated the All Ireland One Act Drama Finals in Roscommon last December. He is honoured and delighted to be adjudicating the All Ireland Confined Drama Final in Claremorris. Geoff is a member of the Association of Drama Adjudicators and its current P.R.O.