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Eva O'Connor

EVA O'CONNOR

  (1990 - )

Nationality:    Irish
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Literary Agent:    Rochelle Stevens & Co   represented by Frances Arnold

Eva O'Connor (born 19 August 1990) is an Irish writer and performer based in London. During her time studying English and German at Edinburgh University, Eva founded Sunday's Child Theatre Company, and has since written and produced five plays with the company. In 2012 Eva won the NSDF award for Best Emerging Artist with her play Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am. Her one woman show My Name is Saoirse won the First Fortnight Award at the Dublin Fringe 2014, and the Argus Angel at the Brighton Fringe 2015. Eva performed the play at Edinburgh's Assembly Hall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe through August of this year and will be taking the production on a regional tour of Ireland in Oct/Nov. Eva also adapted My Name is Saoirse for RTE Radio 1, which broadcast in their Drama On One slot in April 2015. Eva was part of the Traverse young writers group and selected for the Traverse 50 in 2014. Her most recent play Overshadowed about a young girl's struggle with anorexia premiered at The Tiger Dublin Fringe in September 2015 and won the Fishamble New Writing Award. Eva also has an MA in theatre Ensemble from Rose Bruford drama school. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/author/eva-oconnor/#sthash.tQ8nHlqE.dpuf

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        Celebration Time         Clinical Lies         Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am         My Best Friend Drowned in a Swimming Pool         My Name is Saoirse         Overshadowed         Play for Edinburgh         Substance



Celebration Time

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Clinical Lies

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Clinical Lies' is an emotionally-charged exploration of the turmoil of youth. A fragile 19-year-old girl offers a frank, witty and harrowing insight into teenage life, as she battles against her mother and her circumstances. --

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Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am

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Alex has battled with a mental illness, and she wants to share her story. She has invited the audience into her home to share her experiences, to enlighten them. She poses questions that are so often brushed under the carpet- is there any point in becoming an adult when all they do is screw their secretaries, let down their families and reverse over the beloved family dog?

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National Student Drama Festival

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe     Aug 2012

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Sunday's Child (Ireland)

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short play

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My Best Friend Drowned in a Swimming Pool

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe     Aug 2011

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My Name is Saoirse

My Name is Saoirse
1987: Johnny Logan has just won the Eurovision, mobile phones are about to be invented, and in Limerick, Saoirse O'Brien is sick of her best friend calling her a frigid. After agreeing to a night of drinking with the lads in Wilson's Pub, she discovers her pregnancy, and is forced to set out on a journey that leads her miles from home, and the carefree adolescence she knew.

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in Discover 21, Edinburgh, Scotland     14 Feb 2014

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Sunday's Child

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Bloomsbury 3PL (29 Oct. 2015)   978-1474286138

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solo show 60 min

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Overshadowed

Overshadowed
Imogene used to be sparkly, vivacious and outgoing. She used to fancy lads, have curves and love chips. Recently however she has become withdrawn, gaunt, obsessed with exercise. The reason? Caol, her new best friend, who's cast a dark shadow over Imogene's life. Invisible to everyone except Imogene, Caol will not rest until Imogene has been reduced both emotionally and physically to a shadow of her former self. Combining sharp writing and incredible physicality this piece aims to provoke compassion and debate around the subject of eating disorders, by separating the sufferer from the condition

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Tiger Dublin Fringe festival     Sep 2015

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Sunday's Child

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Play/Drama

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Play for Edinburgh

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One city, 50 writers, 50 plays, 25,000 words. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we invited fifty emergent playwrights to work with us over the course of our birthday year. the worldwide search for the Traverse Fifty started last September with a challenge to write a 500-word Play for Edinburgh. Of the 630 applications, we selected the most urgent voices to form our Traverse Fifty. In January, these 50 plays were premiered all together, in one epic performance. This August, in the midst of our Festival Fever, we are re-staging these extraordinary plays, over two thrilling nights. This is your chance to see the future.

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Substance

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In a small town centre flat, three young people run a thriving illegal drugs business whilst all the time looking for a meaning and substance in their own lives. These young people rely on drugs, both for financial income and for recreational enjoyment. They live for the high of the weekend and rarely stop to think about the implications of what they do, who they might be or how it all might end. Will the introduction of a new work colleague threaten the dynamic of this tightly knitted group of former lovers and best friends? Will this sandwich maker, this door holder and general arm-candy for the group's self-appointed leader motivate deeply held longings? Will the hidden loves, desires and ambitions find a way though the hazed grind of daily work? Substance explores the dangers of these intense, dependent friendships and the human search for connection in an everyday life.

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C Venues - C Nova, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     31 Jul 2013

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Sunday's Child (Ireland)

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physical theatre 1 hour

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