Luke Casserly

International Mentorship & Bursary 2017/18
Mentor: Anna-Sophie Mahler


Luke Casserly

Luke is a theatre-maker originally from County Longford, now based in Dublin. He works as a freelance actor, designer and director.

Recently, Luke conceived and directed efficacy 84 as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2017. The piece was a caustic re-examination of the controversial Kerry Babies Case from 1984, focussing on the aesthetics of trauma and the theatre’s incapability of empathy. Other recent credits include SCHOKOLADENFABRIK (2017) and How To Install A Septic Tank: The Life and Times of Michael Costigan, Servant to the People of Galway (2016).

Luke holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.

Luke is delighted to be part of the International Mentorship for 2017/18 and will be using it to develop a new piece looking at Ireland’s relationship with traumatic events. Luke will be exploring in detail the recent Tuam Babies Case as part of the project.