Alan Kinsella began his career as an actor and his debut was at the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland.
His directorial debut was with Muted Cupid Theatre Company at Andrew’s Lane
Theatre, Dublin, where he then directed French Company, 2B’s world premier of the musical Creatures. He went on to direct over one hundred productions in Ireland, notably Gary Duggan’s Dedalus Lounge and TransEuro Express and Spike
Productions award winning production of Steven Berkoff’s Decadence.
In 2009 Alan directed his first off Broadway show Lunch. In 2013 he moved to Canada and his Toronto debut was The Woman in Black at The Lower
Toronto credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, Joseph, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anne of Green Gables, Newsies and Priscilla Queen of the Dessert at Lower Ossington Theatre, Al Green Theatre and The Randolph Theatre.
His production of Mary Poppins won the Broadway World award for Best Musical in 2015.
He also directed Blithe Spirit for the Watermark Theatre in P.E.I.
Alan has written many family shows that have toured China, Jamaica, Qatar,
Singapore, Oman and Sharjah. In 2017 he directed productions of Aladdin and Fame at the Madinat Theatre Dubai and he had four shows he wrote playing in Turks and Caicos.
Alan is artistic director of Markham theatre’s discovery program.