Technical Bios

Director, Set and Sound Design


James J Gallagher is thankful to Milwaukee irish Arts for the opportunity to work on this skillfully crafted intimate play with two wonderful actors. He has worked with many area theatres as actor and director including Windfall Theatre, Theatre X, Milwaukee Sharkespeare Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre, Bialystock and Bloom, Blouvevard Theatre and Memories. He also spent some time doing comedy improv with Comedy Sportz.  Jim recently directed “Are You Sure” by Sam Bobrick for Memories and last worked for Milwaukee Irish Arts as the director for “Moment” by Dierdre Kinahan.

Artistic Director


John Gleeson holds a M.A. degree in Applied History and a M.F.A. in Film from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He directs UWM’s Colmcille Semester program in Ireland and teaches courses in the Ethnic Studies Program. John also leads non-credit study tours to Ireland and Scotland through the College of Letters and Science’s Community Programs and UWM’s School of Continuing Education. He has lectured extensively on Ireland and is a regular consultant and contributor to print and broadcast media on Irish issues. John is well know in the community as a speaker and cultural activist. He was voted 1993 “Irishman of the Year” and is numbered among Irish America magazine’s “Top 100.”



Brian Theisen has produced numerous short films. One of his films in which founding members John Gleeson and Eamonn O’Neill take the limerick (the verse not the city) to a glorious level of ??? was offered as one of our Kickstarter rewards for fundraising for the “White Women Street” production.