Siobhan ”Shiv” Hickey is Our Special Guest at SpokenWord Paris, Monday, January 9th! Theme: CHANGING PLACES–New Venue HIRONDELLE at 25 rue de l’Hirondelle, 75006. Métro St Michel.

Siobhán “Shiv” Hickey is a Dublin-based actor, poet and Artistic Director of After Midnight Theatre.With over 20 years experience in performance, Shiv has been involved in all aspects of the stage from writing to directing to producing to marketing. In 2018,  Shiv developed and performed her one woman comedy show ‘Dear Diary… and other notions of a romantic nature’ which was also performed at Dublin’s FRAYED fringe Festival in 2019. Shiv wrote ‘Voices’ and ‘Dear Death’ both of which were performed as part of the Smock Allies Scene+Heard Festival in Smock Alley, 2020 and 2022 respectively. Both shows received top reviews describing her work as “honest”, “evocative”, and “pure poetry”. This year she directed and produced the first full length production for After Midnight Theatre, ‘Reasons to be Pretty’ which sold out 5 nights in the Teachers’ Club and received some amazing feedback. Shiv has published two collections of poetry ‘After Midnight’ (2020) and ‘Scribbles from an Anxious Mind’ (2022) – some of which she has performed in venues around Dublin and on The Word Stage at Electric Picnic 2022. Her work is influenced by the works of Leonard Cohen, Jim Morrison, and Emily Dickinson, as well as by modern Irish spoken word artists Vagabond Queen and Emmet O’Brien and the music of Paddy Dennehy and MILCK.

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