Monday, November 21, 2016

Meet Aedin Moloney

Aedin Moloney
2013 best actress NJ Footlights, Aedin Moloney, as George Eliot in the world premiere of A Most Dangerous Woman by Cathy Tempelsman at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 2013. 
Aedin Moloney an award winning actor and theatre producer, who has worked extensively on the stage, in television and film, voice over and audio book worlds throughout the USA, Ireland and the UK.  Aedin is currently playing the role of Margaret Willoughby in Mint Theater Company'sproduction of Women Without Men at City Center NYC. 

 In 2014, Aedin starred as Dol Common (photo right) in the acclaimed production of The Alchemist by Ben Jonson, adapted and directed by Bonnie Monte  at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  She is founder and producing artistic director of Fallen Angel Theatre Company and has been producer of several Off Broadway hits, including the world premiere of Eva the Chaste  and the US premiere of Airswimming presented at The Irish Repertory Theatre in 2013.  

She recently co-starred with Peter Gerety and Dana Ivey in the premiere of Dubliners : A Quartet directed and written by award winner Arthur Yorinks and presented by WNYC NPR Radio. And again in Iron Will written by Arthur Yorinks and directed by Jim Simpson.

Aedin won best actress for 2013 by NJ Footlights for originating the role of George Eliot in the premiere of A Most Dangerous Woman by Cathy Tempelsman, at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  Directed by tony winner Richard Maltby and Bonnie Monte.

After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, she started her career at the Gaiety Theatre, playing Molser in The Plough and the Stars directed by Joe Dowling. She went on to work throughout the UK at several theatres, including BAC, The Bristol Old Vic and Sheffield Crucible. She appeared in multiple British & Irish television productions such as The Bill, The Moth and Ballykissangel.  She has also appeared in Law and Order here in the US.

Amongst her theatre credits in New York, she is proud to say she has played 8 leading roles at the Irish Repertory theatre, including the role of Rose in the hit revival of Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel.  She played the title role of Eva the Chaste and co-starred in Airswimmingboth with Fallen Angel Theatre Company.  Regionally she performs at theatres such as Hartford Stage where she played multiple roles in the production of  Under Milk Wood directed by Mark Lamos, and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her film credits include: "Nora" - co-starring Ewan McGregor, "Far & Away", "Agnes Brown" & "The Captives".

Born in Ireland, Aedin grew up in a musical family (her father is Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains). Both father and daughter have recently collaborated on a full length audio version of the Penelope chapter from Ulysses by James Joyce, with music direction from Mr. Moloney. 

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