Integrating Family Practices into your Practice

Join Theatre makers Lesley Conroy & Johanne Webb for an informal gathering of parenting artists for networking & mutual support

Lesley Conroy is an actor & award winning writer based in Dublin. Recent awards & supports include: 'Cleaner' - Winner of Scripts Ireland Competition 2020 and adapted for screen under Bow Street/Screen Ireland's Actor as Creator scheme, 'my connection is unstable' - Cork Midsummer Festival/Jane Anne Rothwell award (Emerging female talent from Cork), dlr The Mill's MAVENS, The Pavilion Studio, Axis Assemble, and Arts Council (Agility Awards '21, '22). She is a steering group member of MAM (Mother Artists Makers). She is under commission on a new play 'Bunker' for dlr Mill Youth Theatre.

Johanne Webb is a mother, actor, director, Family Constellations facilitator and proud member of MAM (Mothers Artists Makers). She studied acting at MMU (Capitol Theatre) and holds a BA and an MA in Theatre and Media for Development (University of Winchester). Current/ recent credits include Druid in Salt, Jo in Hear Our Voices, Woman in Where Mountain Kisses Sea (Twisted Lane) , Jo in Also For Roaring ( Róisín Stack), Performer 9 Stories About Love (Little Door). Johanne is a Performance Director for Macnas, and is currently developing a 5 year project called This Is A Post About Love. She is a Druid FUEL and Axis Assemble recipient.

‘The morning was enlightening! I felt like there was such a huge amount of creative energy bursting to be unleashed on audiences and how we were finding it difficult to do so because of the restraints of having a young child or even a young adult to care for while creating. Young people have a right to their own lives and we really need to ensure that facilities are in place in every workplace so that jobbing creatives can be facilitated and their talents can be shared with audiences everywhere. Let's do it!’

Cliodhna Noonan, Grasshoppers International Early Years Festival

‘There was a great sense of community at the event. It was really comforting to know others have similar experiences and certainly made me feel less isolated. It felt like a very supportive environment’

Helen McGrath, Actor/Theatre maker, Dublin