Meet the Team
We’re creatives first and foremost. We care and think deeply about every project we engage in.
We’re adaptable, strong on budgets and financial management and great at getting along with our project partners.
We have unrivalled access to leading artists, creatives, producers, technicians and funders and can scale our team to fit any project.
Maria Schweppe is a director of Schweppe Curtis Nunn. A producer and programmer with more than 20 years experience working professionally in the arts. Most recently she was the Lead Producer for Brightening Air and the Co-Director of Bram Stoker Festival from 2017 - 2020. Maria has also produced the Vodafone Comedy Tent at Body&Soul; The Irish Times Theatre Awards; a national tour for legendary comedy trio, Après Match and the Father Ted Experience at Electric Picnic. Maria was the Fellowships and Operations Coordinator at the Clore Leadership Programme, in London, from 2010 – 2015.
In 2016, she was the On-Site Arts Producer for Electric Picnic and in 2015 was Production & Operations Manager for Turkfest, a micro festival held on the island of Inishturk. She is the founder of the London Irish Comedy Festival. Previously she worked for: Dublin Youth Theatre, Axis, Ballymun’s Arts & Community Resource Centre and the St. Patrick’s Festival. Maria successfully completed an Advanced Certificate in Management Practice for the Arts at University of Ulster in association with Irish Times Training and Business2Arts from 2005 - 2006.
Naoise Nunn is a director of Schweppe Curtis Nunn. He is the director of the MindField discussion and arts arena at Electric Picnic, which he founded in 2006; and of the Library of Progress stage at Body&Soul festival. He is a co-director of Kilkenny Animated, a festival of visual storytelling, which he co-founded with Paul Young, CEO of Cartoon Saloon. Naoise is also programme director of the Kilkenomics festival of economics.
Previously, he was associate director of the Bram Stoker Festival with responsibility for curating and producing the literary strand and was artistic director of the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival between 2013 and 2016. In the deeper past, he created Leviathan, the political cabaret, and Club Absinthe by means of which he became the first person to ever import absinthe into Ireland. Naoise was also manager of the Après Match trio for a time and recently co-produced the inaugural Waterford Whispers News Live tour. He is from Kilkenny, lives in Kilkenny and served for more than 3 years as chairman of Kilkenny Tourism.