photos by Jemima Yong
Aysil Aksehirli finished her MA degree in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy at Goldsmiths College, London in 2016. Her three plays (The Shell, Skin Look and Close Your Eyes) have been produced in Istanbul, Berlin and Bucharest. Having discovered the magical world of puppets, she joined the Curious School of Puppetry. After her graduation she was commissioned as the puppet director for the restaging of Polka Theatre's production of Gorilla in Turkey with director Roman Stefanski. She also facilitates puppetry and storytelling workshops for children. Aysil recently worked with Eoin to create their show The Neighbours which toured to schools in Ireland. She continues her career as a playwright and a puppeteer. To see more of Aysil's work please click here.
Eoin Lynch is a producer, actor and puppeteer who trained at Rose Bruford College. Eoin has travelled extensively to gain a stronger understanding of how puppetry and mask influence theatre and ritual in different cultures, attending in-depth workshops in India, Bali and Japan. As an actor and dancer Eoin has been fortunate enough to work with such great companies as Barabbas, Druid, Coisceim, Red Kettle and Monkeyshine. In 2014 he began to produce his own work which he wrote and performed in. To date these productions are Pilipo (with Ben Hennessey), The Adventures of Little Red, and the critically acclaimed The Locksmith's Song. Eoin also facilitates workshops with young people from diverse backgrounds. To see more of Eoin's work please click here.