Kori founded M.A.D. Camp in 2009 and has been working for over 17 years in youth theatre in the Midlands and the West of Ireland. Kori has an M.A. in Drama and Theatre and a B.A. in Theatre & Performance from NUI, Galway and is a qualified Special Needs Assistant. She is currently working with AKT Stage School in Athlone, Ballinasloe and Athenry and Phoenix Stage School in Salthill and Moycullen. Kori has directed the Dean Crowe Annual Pantomime since 2010 and has worked within many national and secondary schools providing drama workshops, directing and musical directing for school shows.
Kori's recent directing, choreography and musical directions credits include Legally Blonde (2022), Sister Act (2022), High School Musical (2020), We Will Rock You (2020), Fame (2020), Grease (2020), Little Shop of Horrors (2019) 9 to 5 (2019), Guys and Dolls (2018), Hairspray (2018), Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat (2017).
Claudia has been the dance teacher at MAD CAMP since it began in 2009. She has an M.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies from NUI Galway. Claudia was heavily involved with the Drama Society and Musical Society in NUIG. She is a stage school teacher in Athlone, Galway, Moycullen, Loughrea and Ennis and has been involved in youth theatre in the midlands for the past ten years. She has also been working as a choreographer in schools in Galway since 2013.
Claudia has created/directed four original dance plays Rewind (Galway Fringe 2012), Never Trust a Smile (NUIG Dramsoc 2013) and One Last Drop (GF 2013) and Bitter Youth (GF 2014). Never Trust a Smile recieved a Judges Discretionary Award at the Irish Student Drama Awards 2013 along with a nomination for Best Production and Clauida recieved a nomination or Best Director.
Her choreography credits include The Rocky Horror Show (2011), High School Musical (2014), All Shook Up (2015), Cabaret (2015), Little Shop of Horrors (2015) and Grease: School Edition (2016),
Richard has spent the last five years working for stage schools in the West. Richard has a BA in Theatre and Performance from NUI Galway. While in college, Richard directed a number of musicals and plays; including Company, Blithe Spirit and Pride of Parnell Street.
In 2016, he performed in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin in NUIG Dramsoc’s production of Endgame. Outside of college, Richard has taken part in many musical societies and pantomimes; including Legally Blonde (GMS), Rock of Ages (GMS), Beauty and The Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk (Renmore Panto).
Richard has been working with Decadent Theatre Company as their Company Stage Manager, and has worked on the Irish Tour of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, and currently he is working on A Skull In Connemara, starring Pat Shortt.
Paul McCarrick has been involved with theatre and performance for more than a decade and currently is a teacher with AKT Stage School. He is also a past MAD Camp teacher having started with the company in its founding year. He was active in NUIGs Dramsoc taking part in numerous productions there and also performed at ISDA 2012. He has since written and performed in the Galway Theatre Festival, Galway Fringe Festival and Corcadorca Midsummer Festival. He has performed with Thereisbear! Theatre Company in Ireland and France, as well as part of the Druid Theatre Company's FUEL program and has most recently performed in the annual Dean Crowe Pantomimes. Paul holds an M.A. in Writing from NUI, Galway and has workshopped poetry with Eavan Boland, Billy Collins and Paul Muldoon, He has been published in Poetry Ireland Review, Crannóg, The Stinging Fly, and elsewhere and was selected for the 2019 Poetry Ireland Introduction Series. He has also received and Arts Bursary from Westmeath County Arts Office.