Who we are and what we do

Founded in 2007 Fregoli is a young Galway based company that aims to produce and perform energetic stimulating, and contemporary work that appeals to a large cross section of the Irish public. We focus on plays that are approximately one hour in length and try to perform in spaces of an intimate nature in order to promote a two way dialogue with our audience. As we take our name from Leopold Fregoli the world’s most famous impersonator, an element of his character changing style is evident in all our work. Fregoli syndrome is also a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise. We maintain strong links with NUIG, other local companies e.g. Moonfish, and the Bohermore Youth Project. We are committed to the promotion of the arts and theatre in Galway, and on a national scale. Maria Tivnan is the artistic director of Fregoli, Rob McFeely is the technical manager and Kate Murray is the assistant artistic director. The company works with a core group of actors based in Galway and also hold open auditions for some productions. Since its foundation the company has had 19 productions of both original and established work including runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Electric Picnic and the Galway Theatre festival. In the last three years we have become increasingly more focused on original work and that of new young writers; however we always aim to produce work that both moves and entertains.  





Company Aims and Objectives