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writer - actor - director

A new work, SNUG, enjoyed a sold-out run in two of Cork's most characterful live spaces in late 2022 and we're gearing up to bring it back.

Two full length works of mine premiered at the Cork Midsummer Festival 2022 - WHALE at the Opera House and  HUMANS: a robot musical  at Graffiti in a co-production with the Everyman. These projects were supported by Arts Council Theatre Project Award, a YPCE Bursary, the RTE  Toy Show Fund, Cork Opera House, Cork Midsummer Festival and UCC.

My play The BelleVue was selected for the Pavilion Play Platform in Spring 2021 and won a Project Creation award 2022 from the Arts Council to develop the play. It is currently in development towards production in 2024.

In 2021 I wrote and performed in CITY in co-production with the Everyman - the play was part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, supported by Culture Ireland and was selected for the Origin NYC Festival 2022.

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'm 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 WHALE (Cork Opera House, Midsummer Festival 2022) and In One Eye, Out the Other by Tadhg Hickey (Cccahoots, Dublin Fringe Festival and First Fortnight Festival 2021).

Repped as an actor by Maureen and Eleanor at First Call Management

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John McCarthy in CITY (Everyman 2021)
Julie Maguire as Orisin in WHALE
HUMANS: a robot musical
Cork Opera House and UCC Theatre Arist in Residence 2018-202
SNUG: an entirely sung story (2022)
Dominic Moore in WHALE 2022
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Photo Marcin Lewandowksi

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The BelleVue 2023

New play creation award

Arts Council Project Creation award for my script, The BelleVue. This is a large cast darkly comic play that we're developing towards production in 2024.

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