Rule of Three Collective is an independent international theatre collective founded in 2017 by Katie O’Byrne, Sinéad Brady and Caroline Galvis. They met whilst studying for an MA in theatre making in Barcelona. The collective’s critically acclaimed debut ‘FREE EU ROAMING’ premiered with a sold out run at Dublin Fringe 2018 and was later performed at Bewley’s Café Theatre in Dublin and the German ambassador’s residence. In 2020, they participated in a Remote Nest Residency supported by Coventry based theatre company Talking Birds, where they began to explore the theme of ‘home’ digitally.
Katie O’Byrne is a Dublin-based theatre-maker, performer and scientist who is committed to making work at the intersection of science and art that explores our place in the universe. She believes in the power of inter-disciplinary collaboration as a catalyst for change in a contemporary world. Katie has an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from University College Dublin, alongside which she trained under director Kellie Hughes as an Ad Astra Performing Arts Scholar. She obtained an MA in Acting with distinction from the Institute of the Arts Barcelona in 2018. She was awarded a place on the Next Stage artists’ development programme with Dublin Theatre Festival and Theatre Forum in 2019. Previous production highlights include; Wire by Katie O’Byrne, directed by Raymond Keane 2019, EIGHT written & performed by Katie O’Byrne as part of the Barcelona solo festival 2018, The Clouds directed by Oscar Valsecchi 2017, Gullivers Travels directed by Conall Morrisson at the Abbey Theatre 2013, TWENTY FIRST directed by Dan Colley at Dublin Fringe 2016, The War Project directed Kellie Hughes 2016, Reflecting the Rising directed by Goretti Slavin for RTE 2016, The Young King with Slingsby at Dublin Theatre Festival 2018. As a trained physical theatre artist, she values the importance of physicality in story-telling. She was assistant director of movement for An Epic Story of the Workers’ Struggle and the Will To Win in 2018, a large-scale collaboration with Culture Liverpool.
Sinéad Brady is a Coventry born, London based, actor, poet and writer. Sinéad creates playful and tender theatre and spoken word centered around themes of identity such as language, gender, sexuality, and class. She holds a BA in Drama and Spanish from the University of Bristol as well as an MA in Acting with distinction from the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. Sinéad has performed her writing at theatres, festivals and events across the UK, Spain and Ireland, including Words First (2016), Shoot Festival Coventry (2016), SOLO Fest at Warwick Arts Centre and Barcelona Solo Festival (2018). As part of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture, Sinéad was selected to take part in the Creative Europe Programme led by Coventry City of Culture 2021 and Walk the Plank. She was a Coventry writer on Paines Plough and the Belgrade Theatre’s Writers’ programme ‘Come to Where I’m From’ where she wrote a short play, which she performed at Paines Plough’s pop-up Roundabout Theatre. Sinéad’s poem My Grumpy Little Pet was recently published in the zine The Digest Reader, produced by two London based writers in collaboration with artist-led space TACO!. She has since created a poetry film, which was recently shared on BBC Upload and played on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio.
Caroline Galvis is an independent theatre-maker, performer and cultural manager based in Berlin and Chemnitz. She holds a BA in Theatre Studies & Sociology from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz as well as an MA in Acting with distinction from the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. Apart from her international work, Caroline has continually joined forces with author and dramaturg Natalie Baudy with whom she has devised and performed the lecture performance “Der Grund des Bauchnabels” which was invited to Bremer Kultursommer 2020 as well as collaborated on Baudy’s debut short film. Furthermore, Caroline has performed in work by emerging director Lorenz Leander Haas (Blumen aus der Rue la Pedie, 2017) and collaborated with acclaimed collective ENDER/KOLOSKO on their chorus project “Theater ohne Grenzen”. In 2020, Caroline co-created KONKLAVE, an interdisciplinary artist exchange format between Chemnitz and Berlin, which was founded by the Chemnitz city council. Between 2019 and beginning of 2022, Caroline worked as a cultural manager for Berlin Performing Arts Program, where she was responsible for international relations and the distribution of performing arts made in Berlin.