Orlaith Ní Chearra

Orlaith is a theatre maker and performer from Ireland. She trained at London Studio Centre on a Leverhulme Scholarship graduating with a BA hons in Theatre and Dance. Her work is multi-disciplinary with strong storytelling at the core. Music, movement, song and dance feature heavily in the theatre she creates. In 2016/2017 she worked with Pickles Theatre Company devising and performing in two new shows (On the Docks & Glendalough Mystery), touring them around Europe for 8 months. Returning to Ireland she was awarded a Cross border cultural bursary from Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company in Derry and in the last two years she has been working as a freelance artist in Galway with Macnas, Bloc TG4, The Galway Theatre Festival, Fíbín, Brick Wall Theatre Company, Dance Players, Beluga Theatre and An Taibhdhearc. Orlaith is also one fourth of the collective Fizz and Chips Theatre Company and in February 2019 they brought their Musical show Dragon to Smock Alley in Dublin as part of the Scene and Heard Festival. Over summer 2019 Orlaith will be developing a new theatre show for young audiences; “Stuck in The Mud” as part of Branar’s Tiny Shows scheme.