Mae Leahy

Costume Designer

Mae Leahy is a costume designer based in Dublin. She has designed for companies such as Dead Centre, Four Rivers, Corn Exchange, ANU, Gift Horse and the National Youth Theatre in the Peacock.

Mae was awarded an Arts Council bursary in 2021 for her exploration and interest in
designer-led theatre practices.

Mae was artist in residence in Garter Lane theatre with collaborator Jess Fitzsimons Kane, where they co-devised a piece of design-led theatre entitled “I’m Getting Coffee Do You Want Anything?”.

She is a founding member of Gift Horse Theatre, a theatre company dedicated to making sustainable work with a focus on playful adaptations of classic texts.

She is Associate Costume Designer for Four Rivers, a South Eastern based theatre company. Mae is a frequent creative collaborator with Waterford Spraoi, a street theatre festival based in Waterford, having designed their production of Prism, a concept album installation in collaboration with King Kong Company.

Mae has a collaborative approach to design, having its presence in the conversation from the very start of the creative process. She has particular interest towards devised practices and new writing with the opportunity for conceptual and cohesive aesthetic worlds.

Mae primarily works in theatre but has experience and is open to film, opera, installation and styling. Mae has worked as an associate/assistant designer to designers such as Saileóg O Halloran, Maree Kearns and Sarah Foley.

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