I’m an actor, writer, theatre maker and mother. My first language is Irish so some of my work is in English, some is in Irish and some is bi-lingual. I’m currently collaborating with choreographer Ella Clarke, on a dance piece interrogating the Celtic female death-messenger, the Badhbh.
As an actor I have worked in everything from established theatre to no-budget site-specific work, from Lady Macbeth to Butoh. Recent performances include The Oak Tree with Tim Crouch at The Traverse; The Bailout for TV3/RTÉ ; the title role in Forever Yours Mary-Lou at the Ustinov Studio and Lippy (Fringe First, Fringe Angel, Obie).
A Six-in-the-Attic alumni, I started making my own work in the last number of years. When making work I like to work collaboratively with an artist from another discipline. For Eating Seals & Seagull’s Eggs, my exploration of land, language and belonging, I worked with a visual artist, Adam Gibney.
I’m a published children’s author and I also write extensively for radio and television.
AGÓID (Protest), a bi-lingual play for youth ensembles comissioned by AXIS/YTI which premiered this year is my first theatre piece for young audiences and performers. I found the experience of being in a workshop space and sharing ideas with young people to be both inspirational and provocative.
As a mother and theatre maker, I am excited by the idea of creating a theatre piece in which children would be co-makers and would be involved in the creative process from the point of inception.