Technical Bios

Libby Amato


Bloomsday – Stage Manager

Libby Amato is thrilled to join Milwaukee Irish Arts once again for this beautiful production. She recently worked with MIA as an actor on productions of ECLIPSED and LITTLE GEM. Other recent roles include Marianne in CONSTELLATIONS and Gillian in BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE. A million thanks to Lindsey and the cast, and the entire MIA team for making this adventure possible. And, of course…love you, Mom!

Lindsey Gagliano


Bloomsday – Director, Set Design, :Sound Design

Lindsey Gagliano is over the moon to have the opportunity to direct again for MIA. She was last with the company (after taking a 1-year hiatus to get married – love you Mitch!) directing LITTLE GEM. Lindsey won the award for Best Actress at the Cincinnati AIITF for MOMENT and BEST ENSEMBLE for ECLIPSED in Chicago AIITF. Many thanks for supporting Irish Arts and the power of theatre. Tanto amore a mia famigilia!


James J Gallagher


The Quiet Land – Director, Set Design, Sound Design

A Couple of Blaguards – Director

The Good Father – Director, Set Design, 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. Jim has directed many additional shows for Milwuakee Irish Arts including “Moment” and “Halcyon Days” by Deirdre Kinnahan, “Eclipsed” by Patricia Burke Brogan and “White Woman Street” by Sebastian Barry.

John Gleeson


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



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.