Spotlight profile

“I am fluent in Irish, and have voiced a few characters in Irish-language cartoons in Ireland!”

What kind of actor do you aspire to be?

One that is bold, resourceful, inventive and above all else, self-sufficient.
I want to be the kind of actor everyone wants in their ensemble. Light, dark, a bit cheeky, a bit weird, and always digging for the truth and humanity in the work. In theatre, on screen, and wherever the work takes me!

What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?

I chose a piece from Juno. I have always loved her for her conviction, humour, and hope in a situation where she is in way over her head, and scared.

What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?

Marina Carr’s plays are always an inspirational touchstone for me. Her characters are fierce and funny and harshly beautiful in the darkness of the world around them.

How have you been keeping creative during lockdown? 

I got really into knitting, I started learning Greek, and spent hours and hours dancing around my house.

What advice would you give for anyone else preparing for a showcase?

Just to know your piece back to front and inside out, to relax, and to let yourself find something new in it every time.

What do you hope to be doing this time next year?

This time next year I’d love to be thrashing out a play in a rehearsal room with gang of people all trying and failing and trying again. The dream really!