Eva O’Connor 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 a number of plays with the company. Most recently, Sunday’s Child co-hosted Future Limerick, a climate change arts festival, where they performed Afloat, co-written by Eva and her long term collaborator Hildegard Ryan.
Eva’s play Maz and Bricks, commissioned by Fishamble Theatre Company, opened in Dublin in 2017 followed by a tour of Ireland (in the run up to the referendum to repeal the 8th), the Edinburgh Fringe and a successful run in New York at E59E59. She is currently writing a second play for Fishamble, and the company are supporting Mustard at Edinburgh 2022, Eva’s one woman play won a Fringe First and a Lustrum Award at Edinburgh 2019. Eva was invited to write a short piece, Maxwell House, in 2020 as part of the Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland programme.
Eva’s Award-winning TV adaptation (co-written with Hildegard) of her play Overshadowed was broadcast on BBC 3 and together they have a number of original television projects in development with UK producers. In 2018 Eva was named as one of Broadcast’s Hot Shots, which celebrated the outstanding work of women under 30 making waves in the TV industry. In January 2022 Eva was shortlisted for RTE’s new writing TV scheme Storyland.
Eva O’Connor is represented by Frances Arnold