Maria Schweppe, arts producer
Maria Schweppe, co-director of the Bram Stoker Festival, has more than 20 years’ experience working professionally in the arts. She was the fellowships and operations coordinator at the Clore Leadership Programme for five years. Since returning to Ireland, in 2015, she has produced the Bram Stoker Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Tent at Body&soul, ‘The Irish Times’ Theatre Awards; a national tour for comedy trio Apres Match; the Father Ted Experience at Electric Picnic and is currently co-producing Waterford Whispers News LIVE, the first live show from satirical website Waterford Whispers News. She is the founder of the London Irish Comedy Festival. Bram Stoker Festival takes place from October 26-29.