Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

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.