Anne-Marie O'Sullivan (producer, director) is the founder and director of Strokestown-based Enchanted Croí Theatre, located in Co. Roscommon. She studied Theatre Acting at Bretton Hall and trained with the Creative Arts Team in New York, where she worked as a community theatre facilitator. Anne-Marie has toured Europe extensively as a performer and theatre-maker, working across cultures on stage, in television and film, including the award-winning feature film "Fish n Chips" (2010). She has directed and toured her own one-woman show to Pakistan's Rafi Theatre Festival, and toured with the Caravan Stage across the Aegean Sea. In 2019 she founded Enchanted Croí Theatre, based on the grounds at Strokestown Park. Since then she has been creating theatrical events and plays locally. In addition to producing and directing the debut of "In the Midst of Plenty" and designing sets and costumes for the production, Anne-Marie originated the role of Henrietta Mahon.
Since its founding in 2019, Enchanted Croí Theatre has been creating live theatre events ranging from magical faerietales for children and one-woman shows for all ages, to musicals, site-specific theatre, and digital theatre. It was Enchanted Croí Theatre’s 2021 digital theatre piece about Olive Pakenham Mahon in the World War I era that brought Enchanted Croi’s founder Anne-Marie O’Sullivan and writer Amy Day together out of a shared interest in the Strokestown archive and the stories it holds.
Amy Day (playwright, composer, lyricist) is a San Diego-based musician, writer, professor, and mother of three. She has written for and performed with a number of Americana and indie-folk bands, including the 2020 San Diego Music Awards-nominated duo The Spiritual Motels. Amy has studied playwrighting with Aleta Barthell (Window of Shame, finalist for National Playwrights Conference 2020-2021 and 2016 HUMANITAS/CTG Playwriting Prize) and musical theatre songwriting with Mark Hollmann (Urinetown, winner of 2002 Tony Award and 2001 Obie Award for best music and lyrics). Amy has served on the board of directors for and taught at Rock and Roll Camp for Girls San Diego, has been an active member of the Lady Brain Collective, and participates in writing groups for songwriters, playwrights, and musical theatre composers. An academic, Amy teaches Legal Writing at California Western School of Law. During the summer of 2019, Amy taught a course in human rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. While there, she visited the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park; it was this visit that inspired Amy to bring the Strokestown story to life through music.