Maeliosa Stafford
Actor / Creative
Gender: Male


Maeliosa joined Druid Theatre Company in 1978 and has been at the forefront of much of the recent surge in outstanding new Irish writing.  As Artistic Director of Druid, he collaborated with the poet Vincent Woods on the creation of At the Black Pig’s Dyke, which toured to all the world’s major theatre festivals.  As co-founder of O’Punksky’s, Maeliosa directed their inaugural production, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.Directing credits include:  The Seafarer (O’Punsky’s), At the Black Pig’s Dyke (Sydney Festival, London), Song of the Yellow Bittern, Belfry, The Midnight Court (Druid),Bailengangaire, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (O’Punsky’s), Sweet Road, 7 Stories, Rough Justice,The Cavalcaders (Ensemble Independent Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan, Embers (Sydney Theatre Company),Much Ado About Nothing (Kilkenny Arts Festival with John O’Hare), Tom and Clem (Marian Street Theatre), American Buffalo (Gary Penny Productions) and The Cavalcaders(Queensland Theatre Company).Maeliosa has recently completed a post-graduate degree in Performance Studies at Sydney University and teaches at NIDA and ACTT.