Who is Slackline?

Kristin Duffy, Founder/Artistic Director/Actor


Slackline Productions was founded by Kristin Duffy who has often been referred to as a Renaissance woman.

Kristin began her performing career at the age of two, when she started both playing the violin and standing up on her parent’s radiator, microphone(-looking) object in hand, singing songs from Annie at the top of her lungs.

Since that moment, she has been a fashion designer, Ironman triathlete and triathlon coach, spin teacher, writer, and of course, amongst other things, a theatre maker.

Kristin can’t wait for Slackline and its mighty tribe of strong women to take over the world (‘cause all the world’s a stage, right?!)

Sophie O’Shea, Actor/Resident Yogi and Reiki Practioner


Sophie began her acting career at secondary school when she couldn’t believe that Drama was an actual lesson that the teachers allowed and encouraged you to do (in comparison to Maths and Languages, which she dreaded!)

For her, it was pure joy and escapism from school and the drama of growing up. Since then she went on to be a Drama secondary school teacher herself, trained to become a professional actor, a Reiki & yoga practitioner and writer.

Sophie incorporates the mindful elements of yoga, Reiki and physical theatre to bring performers back to a centred space and to their own power within.


Ivy Lamont, Marketing and Workshop Assistant/Actor


Ivy recently graduated from Fourth Monkey where she began to learn the ropes of forming a theatre company in a practical and creative capacity.

She is very much a theatre maker as well as an actor and is passionate about bringing work to life from all angles of production, especially in such an empowering female-led environment like Slackline, which she feels very excited to be a part of!

Ivy began her creative journey as a dancer before moving her focus more towards theatre, however she still maintains a love for both disciplines which very much feeds into her work.

She likes to think of herself as unlimited by the all too defining boxes of the industry – something she and Slackline have in common! She is devoted to exploring all aspects of the arts and opening up new pathways for people who are somewhat pigeonholed by today’s industry.