Eva O Connor

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The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

Rapids: Shaun Dunne’s bracing documentary about HIV in Ireland

RAPIDS Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Feb 7-9 7.45pm €16-€20 projectartscentre.ie Rapids are natural phenomena, explains the disarming writer and perf(...)

Herald Angel winners: Rory Nolan, Garrett Lombard, Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s production of Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Irish productions have won awards and excellent reviews at the month-long Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which have j(...)

Pan Pan: 'The Importance of Nothing'

The Importance of Nothing The Everyman, Cork, Apr 9th-11th; Belltable, Limerick, Apr 13th-14th How does an experimental theatre company(...)

The Friday Night Effect, by Eva O’Connor and Hildegard Ryan,  will be performed as part of First Fortnight festival. Photograph: Hildegard Ryan

Lunatic, There I Go Civic Theatre, Tallaght. Ends Jan 6 8.15pm €15/€12 firstfortnight.ie In 1944, a 19-year-old woman named Hanna Greally was a(...)

Michelle Fox, left, plays Imogen, while Eva O’Connor, right,  plays a personification of anorexia – a whisper in the ear, a destructive thought that just won’t quit.

For an artist specialising in dark dramas, things are looking dazzlingly bright for Eva O’Connor. Her interactive play The Friday Night Effect was a h(...)

Stealth drama: Sharon Horgan and Rob  Delaney in ‘Catastrophe’. Photograph: David Stewart

Last month, Lena Dunham’s Girls had its last episode. The cultural impact of the show on television is similar to the impact Frozen had on animated fe(...)

“I think I’m running out of skeletons in my closet, I’m happy to say,” says Irish playwright, Eva O’Connor, about drawing on personal experiences for (...)

“I love the way people can  curate their own festival out of a programme with thousands of options. Essentially, it’s a month-long explosion of arts” Irishwoman Shone McCarthy, the new director of the Edinburgh Fringe

Hailstones are bouncing off the cobblestones, but the buskers across the Royal Mile from the Fringe Society’s bright blue door just keep on playing. (...)

Playwright and performer Eva O’Connor. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘We all know somebody with an eating disorder. They are pervasive in society. A lot of people have issues around food, even if they don’t come under (...)

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