writer - actor - director
CITY is streaming on demand at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, supported by Culture Ireland. More on this here.
Planning for the production of WHALE later in 2021 (Arts Council of Ireland Project Award, Cork Opera House & Cork Midsummer Festival, developed as part of my Theatre Artist Residency UCC-COH). I am writing a new play, TOLL, funded by an Agility Award from the Arts Council. Also developing a piece called Humans: a robot musical for young people with the support of the Arts Council Theatre Bursary YPCE and Graffiti Theatre Company. My play The BelleVue has been selected for the Pavilion Play Platform in Spring 2021.
I recently completed the on-demand streaming production of my new work CITY, filmed on the beautiful stage of the Everyman stage. CITY is a play about stories and loss and how a city fizzes and throbs with both. "A remarkable piece, inspired by the pandemic, stoic & lyrical" - Emer O'Kelly, The Independent. Supported by the Everyman.
Prior to the pandemic I appeared in Blackwater Babble (Brokencrow), This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing (Graffiti Theatre), The Big Chapel X (Asylum, Kilkenny Arts Festival), Evening Train (Everyman and Rosa Productions), The Lonesome West (Everyman) --- nominated Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Theatre Awards --- Bluetooth (Everyman) and in The School (RTE, 2017).
I was the inaugural Theatre Artist in Residence at Cork Opera House-UCC 2018 - 2020. I've been a recipient of an Arts Council Theatre Bursary for play-writing, a mentor on the Young Playwrights Programme with Fighting Words Cork, and creator of Hammergrin's In Darkness Vast. I wrote Stage Irish, which won the Writers Guild of Great Britain Playwrights Progress Award 2014 and co-wrote Hollander, nominated Best Production at the Irish Theatre Awards.
Recent directing includes The Herd and The Seafarer (Play it By Ear, Everyman), In One Eye, Out the Other (Cccahoots, Dublin Fringe Festival and First Fortnight Festival) and WHALE (Cork Opera House, Midsummer Festival 2019).
Repped as an actor by Maureen and Eleanor at First Call Management
what I'm up to
Edinburgh Fringe 2021
A co-production with the Everyman and supported by Culture Ireland for on-demand streaming at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021.
New play development
Writing a new play, produced by Naomi Daly, with dramaturgy by Jesse Weaver and funded by an Arts Council Agility Award
HUMANS: a Robot musical
new work for young audiences
Developing a new musical with Arts Council YPCE support - a collaboration with Niall Cleary, Laura O'Mahoney and Carl Kennedy