Helen Meany is a journalist, arts consultant and curator. As a theatre critic, she covers Irish theatre for the Guardian and for RTE Radio 1’s Arena, and has contributed to www.theartsdesk.com and Variety, among many other publications. She was Editor of Irish Theatre Magazine from 2005-11, leading its transition from print to an online journal, and Curator of the Arts Council’s Critical Voices programme of public debate on culture and ideas, 2005-06. Previously she was an arts journalist and commissioning arts editor with the Irish Times.
Helen was Literature Advisor to the Arts Council from 2011-18 and is currently the Curator of the Classics Now festival, www.classicsnow.ie, with a third edition planned for January 2023.