Jini Rooney

Jini Rooney Jini Rooney is a performing arts patron, investor, entrepreneur and medical doctor.

A fourth generation South African, Jini has lived and worked on 3 different continents. Drawn to international diplomacy at an early age, Jini enjoys participating in the facilitation of business ventures between South Africa, Ireland and the US.

She worked in both public and private medical hospitals in Ireland focusing on Emergency and Palliative Medicine. Jini co-founded Healthy, Wealthy & Wise - a women's health and financial forum as well as Horizon Speakers & Seminars in Ireland - a speaker's platform for international business leaders.

After moving with her family to San Francisco she took up the position of Global Partnership Manager for BizTechDay, a boot camp connecting entrepreneurs with internet mavericks, social media gurus and potential investors. Jini lived in NYC for 5 years where together with her husband and 2 children, they became actively involved with the local theater community. Carmel, Indiana was her next pitstop - a city with another burgeoning performing arts scene as well as home of The Great American Songbook and Indy 500.

She currently resides in Dublin, Ireland where she maintains her strong links with the performing arts communities in NYC and Indiana.



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BWW Review: DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III at THE ABBEY THEATREBWW Review: DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III at THE ABBEY THEATRE
Posted: Oct. 6, 2018


BWW Review: THE PATIENT GLORIA at The Abbey TheatreBWW Review: THE PATIENT GLORIA at The Abbey Theatre
Posted: Oct. 4, 2018


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BWW Review: The Abbey Theatre is JIMMY'S HALLBWW Review: The Abbey Theatre is JIMMY'S HALL
Posted: Aug. 1, 2018


BWW Review: ULYSSES Reincarnates at the Abbey TheatreBWW Review: ULYSSES Reincarnates at the Abbey Theatre
Posted: Jul. 5, 2018


BWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey TheatreBWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey Theatre
Posted: May. 27, 2018


BWW Review: BRENDAN GALILEO FOR EUROPE at Bewley's Caf? TheatreBWW Review: BRENDAN GALILEO FOR EUROPE at Bewley's Caf? Theatre
Posted: Sep. 11, 2018


BWW Review: DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III at THE ABBEY THEATREBWW Review: DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III at THE ABBEY THEATRE
Posted: Oct. 6, 2018


BWW Review: COME ON HOME feels the pulse of Ireland at The Abbey TheatreBWW Review: COME ON HOME feels the pulse of Ireland at The Abbey Theatre
Posted: Jul. 24, 2018


BWW Review: FRNKNSTN at The Abbey TheatreBWW Review: FRNKNSTN at The Abbey Theatre
Posted: Sep. 2, 2018


BWW Review: DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III at THE ABBEY THEATREBWW Review: DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III at THE ABBEY THEATRE
October 6, 2018

Theater heaven. A rare occurrence when every component of a production converges in perfect harmony to create a tour de force. Druid Theatre Company have accomplished this with their current production of Richard III. Adding pizzazz, Opening Night was attended by a fine complement of glitterati from Irish radio, theater, and screen.

BWW Review: THE PATIENT GLORIA at The Abbey TheatreBWW Review: THE PATIENT GLORIA at The Abbey Theatre
October 4, 2018

Writer and actress Gina Moxley stumbled upon the 1965 film Three Approaches to Psychotherapy (aka The Gloria Films) whilst residing in New York City. Set in the USA, the documentary-turned-movie centers around Gloria Szymanski a 30 year-old discontent divorcee who is filmed receiving distinctly different counseling sessions from 3 renowned psychotherapists.

BWW Review: BRENDAN GALILEO FOR EUROPE at Bewley's Café Theatre
September 11, 2018

Strap yourself in for a high octane ride from the mini metropolis of Prospect, Galway to the bright lights of the Eurovision Song Contest and back again with Fionn Foley's uproarious one-man farce. Foley plays Brendan Galileo, an earnest and ambitious young man who tries his hand in local politics with the sole intent to overturn the system's archaic bureaucracy.

BWW Review: FRNKNSTN at The Abbey TheatreBWW Review: FRNKNSTN at The Abbey Theatre
September 2, 2018

Writer Michael West artfully distills the dark essence of Mary Shelley's classic into a fateful 70 minutes, gratifying literary scholars and beguiling newcomers. I imagine Director Muireann Ahern enjoyed collaborating with her colleague, Louis Lovett, to unsettle and bewitch the audience. (Ahearn & Lovett are Joint Artistic Directors of Theatre Lovett.) Lovett was triumphant as both Victor Frankenstein and Frankenstein's monster, undertaking his heinous crusade with aplomb.

BWW Review: The Abbey Theatre is JIMMY'S HALLBWW Review: The Abbey Theatre is JIMMY'S HALL
August 1, 2018

Jimmy's Hall is based on the true story of a tin barn built on a farm in Leitrim by Jimmy Gralton in the 1920s. His vision of a haven for the local community to congregate for music, dance and lively discourse is perceived as a menace by the local establishment, including the Catholic Church, then at the height of their influence in Ireland. The church soon wield their political influence to banish the 'revolutionary' Gralton from Ireland.

BWW Review: COME ON HOME feels the pulse of Ireland at The Abbey TheatreBWW Review: COME ON HOME feels the pulse of Ireland at The Abbey Theatre
July 24, 2018

Come on Home is a quintessentially Irish tale exploring the fragile yet resilient bonds of family against a backdrop of sexual intolerance, rejection and regret. Playwright Philip McMahon's new narrative dredges the murky waters of small-town Irish prejudice and presents it compassionately without bias or judgement.

BWW Review: ULYSSES Reincarnates at the Abbey TheatreBWW Review: ULYSSES Reincarnates at the Abbey Theatre
July 5, 2018

On Thursday, June 16th, 1904 a young man and his new belle spent their first day together wandering the streets of Dublin. The experience had such a profound impact on him that over the following 2 decades he commemorated the milestone by writing a fictional account about the lives of a group of Dubliners on that eventful day. The young man was James Joyce, that day is now universally known as Bloomsday, and his immortal novel, is Ulysses.

BWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey TheatreBWW Review: THE REHEARSAL, PLAYING THE DANE at The Abbey Theatre
May 27, 2018

Pan Pan Theatre Company presents the 10th incarnation of The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane since its premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2010. Director, Gavin Quinn wields his poetic license to challenge and stimulate his audience in this experimental production.