Matthew Ford / Liam O’Neill / Tommy Noonan

Carrboro, NC / Saxapahaw, NC • culturemill.org

Matthew Ford / Liam O’Neill / Tommy Noonan

Liam O’Neill is from Carrboro, North Carolina.  O’Neill has a history in stagehand work, theatrical performance and a future in puppeteering, film production, dance, and acting. Credits include: (Actor) Amadeus (Leviathan); Love’s Infrastructure (Torry Bend); Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo (Little Green Pig); The Emotions of Normal People (Little Green Pig).

Matthew Ford is an architect, set lighting technician and artist, based in Chatham County, North Carolina. His architectural work has included projects with many small, local businesses that include a focus on food, drink and the community as well as numerous residential projects. Commercial projects (done with Jim Spencer Architects in Carrboro) include Steel String Brewery, Cat’s Cradle Expansion, Cat’s Cradle Back Room, B Side Lounge, Speakeasy, Left Bank Butchery and The Rickhouse and Two Doors Distilling Company. In 2013 Matthew completed a conceptual photography project in Pittsboro, North Carolina: Dark Chambers, Pinhole Photographs of the Chatham County Courthouse, with support from the Durham Arts Council Ella Fountain Emerging Artist Program. In this project, he built a series of pinhole cameras from salvaged wood from a fire ravaged 1881 reconstruction era courthouse and with these cameras, photographed the buildings renovation and rebuilding. The project explores themes of laying bare the construction process, rebuilding and how the passage of time leaves it traces on buildings, film and people. Matthew is concerned with finding beauty in the moment and improving the world through tiny changes. He is a licensed architect in the states of North Carolina and New York.

Tommy Noonan is a director, choreographer and performer currently based in Saxapahaw, NC. His work has been presented extensively throughout Germany, France, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Mexico. He was awarded a DanceWEB scholarship to attend ImPulsTanz in 2006. In 2008 he was a finalist for the Rolex Mentor and Protogé Arts Initiative in the field of Dance; in 2009 he was a contributor to Forum PRISMA in Mexico City. Tommy has written texts for publication in Revisita Obscena (Portugal) and Freies Theater Journal (Austria) and the Performance Journal (New York City). His lecture: “Disorganized Organization”, was given in Istanbul for Team Network’s 2008 symposium on cultural management, with support from the Goethe Institute.