Cathal Cleary is an award winning theatre director based in London. He has directed for The Abbey (Ireland's National Theatre), Young Vic, Druid Theatre, Print Room and Papatango amongst others. 

Productions he has directed have toured to theatres across Ireland and the UK including Sheffield Crucible, Birmingham Rep, Glasgow Tron, Lyric Belfast and Cork Everyman.

Cathal was the Trainee Artistic Director for the Donmar Warehouse from 2014 to 2016.

He won the JMK Trust Directors' Award in 2011 and the house theatre Re-Comission Award in 2015.  

He is the Artistic Director of MOMMO Theatre which creates work in both Dublin and London. MOMMO's first production, Karen Cogan's The Half of It, won the First Fortnight Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival. Karen also won the 2017 Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary for her script.

He was the founder of touring company Zelig, based in Galway, overseeing five productions between 2006 - 2009.

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