Pauline Ross is the founder and director of the Playhouse Theatre in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where she was born and raised. One of the most influential arts activists in Northern Ireland, Ross founded the Playhouse Theatre in 1992 and oversaw its award-winning renovation in 2009. It is now the largest, and one of the most artistically diverse, community arts centers in Ireland, home to many theatrical productions and arts initiatives that address the legacy ot he conflict. Ross was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) during 2001 for her outstanding services to the Arts & Communities in Northern Ireland.
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