Curriculum Vitae

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Height - 5'7"

Hair - Brown

Eyes- Blue

Nationality - Irish

Playing Age - 28-38

Training:

2017


February 2017

October 2016    

September/October 2016    


November 2015

2014 - 2016   


Winter 2012

2011 - 2012
 


January 2010


Mar/Apr 2006


Jan/Feb 2005


2004-2006



2000-2002

1995-1997

ELEVATOR Producer Mentoring and Support Scheme


Weekend voice and poetry performance workshop

Weekend playwriting course

6 week advanced Chekhov course


Weekend performance art workshop

2 years of a PhD on Irish Femininities in Performance


10 week advanced Chekhov course

Workshops in Theatre of the Oppressed



MICHA advanced Chekhov Teacher Training workshop

4 weeks studying Balinese Performance and Theatre of the East

4 weeks studying Michael Chekhov, Stanislavsky and Biomechanics

MA in Theatre Directing – Modules in Shakespeare, Comedy, Michael Chekhov and Theatre of the East


2 Year Full Time Acting Course

2 Year Performance Course

Irish Theatre Institute and Town Hall, Galway

Andrea Ainsworth (The Abbey/Trinity)

Fishamble (Gavin Kostick)

Chekhov Training and Performance in Ireland (Max Hafler)

Aine Phillips

NUI Galway


CORE Theatre College

FETAC/NUI Galway/Ala Community Theatre (Julian Boal, Adrian Jackson and Gavin Crichton)

NUI Galway/MICHA (Joanna Merlin and Fern Sloan)

ISI, Denpasar, Indonesia


Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, Moscow (GITIS)

Middlesex University, London



Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin

Galway Youth Theatre 


Theatre experience includes:

Play

Outpost
 

Maud and the Pikeman
 

Joyriders



Low Level Panic



Granuaile
 

Eclipsed


Measure for Measure


The Heroism Hotline

 

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead


Onegin


Anna Karenina
 


King Lear


A Hard Heart


Closer


Jane Eyre
 

The End of the World
 


Pride and Prejudice

 

Mysteries 2000
 

Character

Esther


Lecturer


Kate
 


Mary



Various
 

Mandy


Isabella


Sinead/Sigmund Freud
 


Bridget Cleary


Tatyana Larina


Anna Karenina
 


Regan


Riddler


Anna


Jane Eyre


Julie



Mary Bennet
 


Mary and Various

Director/Company/Venue/Year

Directed by Sarah O'Toole for Anam Theatre at Inish Festival, Inishbofin, 2015

Devised with Caroline Lynch for 2014 NUIG Arts in Action, BOI Theatre, Galway

Directed by Peter Shine for Thereisbear! at Nun's Island Theatre, Galway; Smock Alley, Dublin & University of Lyons, 2014

Directed by Justin Martin for Anam Theatre at Galway Theatre Festival, 2013; Toured Galway, Dublin and Belfast, 2014

Devised with Caroline Lynch for 2013 NUIG Arts in Action, BOI Theatre, Galway

Rehearsed reading directed by Andrea Kelly at Mick Lally Theatre, Galway, 2013

Directed by Max Hafler for Theatrecorp at Black Box Theatre, Galway, 2013

Directed by Sarah O'Toole for Galway Actors Workshop at Town Hall Studio, Galway, 2012

Directed by Rae Visser for True West Theatre at Galway Theatre Festival, 2012

Directed by Sarah O'Toole for Anam Theatre at Galway Theatre Festival, 2011

Directed by Mark Coleman for Razed Curtain at Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, 2007

Directed by Peter Lamb for STG at Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, 2006

Directed by Mark Coleman for STG at Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, 2006

Directed by Colin Healy for STG at Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, 2006

Directed by Bruce Downie for STG at Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow 2005

Directed by Amy Bonsall for Glass Jellyfish at International Bar, Dublin and Arcola Theatre, London 2005

Directed by Alan Stanford at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, 2002 and Spoleto Festival, North Carolina, 2003

Directed by Michael Scott at the SFX Theatre, Dublin 1999


Film and TV experience includes:

Title

The Man Who Disappeared


Ros na Rún

Jack Taylor: The Magdalen Martyrs


Mobs Cheanada


Snakebite


Is It Just Me...?


Untitled Film Project



Ros na Rún

Fair City


Disco Pigs


Boghaisíní

The Book That Wrote Itself


Stray Bullet 2/Dangerous Curves


The Haunting of Hell House

Character

Cecile Schramme/Joan of Arc/Virgin Mary


Journalist

Lucifer


Kerr's Mistress


Sammy's Teacher


Lead


Tanya



Cab Passenger

Child Minder
 

Marky's Girlfriend


Róisín

Sheila


Cecilia


Barmaid

Director / Company / Channel

Directed by Sylvère Lotringer, shown at MoMA PS1, 2014

Directed by Anne McCabe for TG4, 2011

Directed by Stuart Orme for Magma Films, 2011

Directed by Dathaí Keane for Abú Media, TG4, 2011

Directed by Matt Pinder for GMAC and UK Film Council, 2006

Directed by Zam Salim for 3 Minute Wonders on Channel 4, 2006

Devising process led by Gerard Stembridge and Ed Guiney for Element Films, 2003

TG4, 2001

RTE, 2001


Directed by Kirsten Sheridan for Irish Film Board and Temple Films, 1999

Directed by Art Ó'Briain for TG4, 1999

Directed by Liam Ó Mocháin for Siar a Rachas Muid Productions, 1999

Directed by Jeremiah Cullinane for Concorde Anois Teo, 1999

Directed by Mitch Marcus for Concorde Anois Teo, 1998


Directing/Playwriting/Producing experience includes:

Play/Author

Beyond Therapy
by Christopher Durang

Persona
Adapted by Sarah O'Toole from the movie by Ingmar Bergman

Close to the Bone



What Foremothers?




The Snow Queen
Adapted by Sarah O'Toole

Brontë
by Polly Teale

Outpost
by Sarah O'Toole
 

Dumping Dave
by Donnacha Bushe

Literary Restaurant

 

 

Maud and the Pikeman


Under Milk Wood
by Dylan Thomas

Low Level Panic
by Clare McIntyre


Closer
by Patrick Marber

Granuaile
by Sarah O'Toole and Caroline Lynch


The Heroism Hotline
by Sarah O'Toole and Donnacha Bushe

Onegin
Adapted by Sarah O'Toole from Alexander Pushkin's novel

The Yalta Game
Adapted by Brian Friel from the Anton Chekhov short story

The Talented Mr Ripley
Adapted by Phyllis Nagy from Patricia Highsmith's novel

Venue/Year

Town Hall Theatre, Galway, 2017


Nun's Island Theatre, Galway, 2017



Site-Specific/Spectacle, Inishbofin Island, 2016


Nun's Island Theatre, Galway, 2016




Town Hall Studio, Galway, 2015


Town Hall Studio, Galway, 2015


Inishbofin Community Centre, 2015



Town Hall Studio, Galway, 2014


Blue Note Bar, Galway (2011 - 2014)

 

 

Bank of Ireland Theatre, Galway, 2014


Town Hall Studio, Galway, 2013


Nun's Island Theatre, Galway 2013 & 2014
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, 2014
The New Theatre, Dublin, 2014

Town Hall Studio, Galway, 2013


Bank of Ireland Theatre, Galway, 2014



Town Hall Studio, Galway, 2012


Nun's Island Theatre, Galway, 2010
 


Town Hall Studio, Galway, 2009



Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, 2005

 

Role/Company

Directed and Produced for Galway Actors Workshop.

A work-in-progress which I directed and produced for Anam Theatre and Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Devised and Produced as Skeleton Crew as part of Inish Island Conversations Festival

Devised, Directed and Produced for #wakingthefeministswest at NUI Galway, Anam Theatre and Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Written and Produced for Galway Actors Workshop

Directed and Produced for Galway Actors Workshop

Written, Directed and Produced for Anam Theatre and Inish Island Conversations Festival

Devised, Directed and Produced for Galway Actors Workshop

Devised and Directed and Produced for Anam Theatre as part of Cúirt, Galway Theatre Festival and International Women's Day

Devised and Directed with Caroline Lynch for Arts in Action at NUI Galway

Directed and Produced for Galway Actors Workshop

Produced for Anam Theatre as part of Galway Theatre Festival, 2013, and a National Tour in 2014.

Directed and Produced for Anam Theatre


Devised and Directed with Caroline Lynch for Arts in Action at NUI Galway


Co-written, Directed and Produced for Galway Actors Workshop

Adapted, Directed and Produced for Anam Theatre as part of Galway Theatre Festival

Directed and Produced for Anam Theatre as part of Galway Theatre Festival


Directed for Strathclyde Theatre Group

 


Performance Work:

I work regularly as a street and festival performer with Guerilla Aerial - "a mysterious nomadic tribe of gender bending, half deranged actors, acrobats, dancers, musicians and storytellers" - having performed at Electric Picnic (2014), Pride (2015), Body and Soul (2015), Galway Theatre Festival (2015 and 2016). 

I often collaborate conceptually and perform with Huxley Horror - "an arts collective who curate macabre immersive events which incorporate a range of bizarre horror and artistry" - having participated in their 2014 Halloween Event at the Radisson Galway and their 2015 Funeral Parlour on Mainguard Street. Close to the Bone at Inish 2016 grew out of this, but was produced under the name Skeleton Crew.

I organise and engage in performative political protests, most notably with Speaking of Imelda (NUI "Home" Conference 2016) and the Galway Races Ladies Day Suffragette Caper which went viral on the internet in 2015

I enjoy performing poetry a great deal, having organised and performed in several Theatre Tapas and Literary Restaurants at the Blue Note over the years (2011-2014), and am continually looking for new ways of bringing it in front of an audience.

I am an accomplished Improv performer and facilitator, having run an improv group Razed Curtain in Glasgow in 2006/2007 which performed both Short and Long Form Improv games and structures.


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