meet the team


Dee Jacques

Director of Programmes/Manager

Dee first joined LRK in 2017 as acting Director of Programmes. She also worked as Project Manager with the organisation in 2018, co-ordinating the Waterford Youth Council Youth Awards. In Feb 2019 Dee rejoined LRK as DOP/Manager. Her background has seen her work with other arts and media organisations, including Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford Spraoi International Street Arts Festival & WLR fm. 

Dee holds a degree in Community Education and Development.


Ben Hennessy

Artistic Director

Ben is one of the founders of Little Red Kettle Theatre Company.

He has written numerous plays for children, many with Liam Meagher, including "The Four Euclids of Squid” and “The Festival of Imagination and Wild Fancy" which represented Ireland in 2000 at the World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Toyama, Japan.

Ben’s most recent plays have included "The Girl that turned into a Deer", "There Might be Zombies", "The Alizar Tree", "Time Quest" and "A Big Loada Stuff". Along with writing and directing for Little Red Kettle Theatre, Ben also designs sets for all for the LRK productions. 

Board of Directors

Paul Browne (Chairperson)

Jamie Beamish

Cormac Jacques

Rachel Power

Grainne Kelly

Bill Stafford

Megan Cassidy


Dee Jacques : Manager & Director of Programmes (Secretary of Co.)

Ben Hennessy : Artistic Director

Breda Keohan: Financial Controller

Nicola Butler : Administrator

Katie Halligan: Waterford Arts and Hertiage CE Scheme 

Regular Facilitators

Ben Hennessy: Writer, Director, Outreach programme

Liam Meagher : Writer, Director, Outreach programme

Ben Quinlan : Actor, Director, Youth Facilitator

Joe Meagher : Actor, Youth Facilitator, Outreach programme

John Loftus: LRK Films, Outreach programme

Brian Coady: Actor, Outreach programme

Clare Horgan; Costume Designer

Clare Walsh: Prop maker

Natasha Everett: Actor, Youth Facilitator, Outreach programme

Shauna Farrell: Actor, Youth Facilitator, Outreach programme

Advisory Board

Mark Walsh : Legal , Partner in Kenny, Stephenson & Chapman

Adrian Dower : Accounting, M. K. Brazil

Sarah Kennedy BA. MA. : Child Protection  (Child Protection Social Worker)

Jack Kavanagh: Youth Rep. (Little Red Kettle)