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 5 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 The Tiger Dublin Fringe in September 2015 and won the Fishamble New Writing Award. Overshadowed started 2016 at Projects Art Centre, Dublin and Theatre 503, London. It was performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and Eva has recently adapted it into an 8 x 10′ series with BBC3.
Eva’s play Maz and Bricks, commissioned by Fishamble Theatre Company opened at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin on 25th April 2017 and she will be taking interactive show The Friday Night Effect to Edinburgh Fringe 2017 with co-writer Hildegard Ryan.
Eva has also has recently completed an original radio play The Midnight Sandwich for BBC Northern Ireland, due to TX on 27th October 2017 on BBC R4.
Eva also has an MA in theatre Ensemble from Rose Bruford drama school.
Eva O’Connor is represented by Frances Arnold