Éadaoin O’Donoghue


Éadaoin started acting in The Granary Theatre in UCC with Dramat, when she really should have been studying.

She trained in physical theatre at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris.  After graduating the two-year course in 2010, she devised and performed in a piece called Le Rêve du Papillion, which played in Paris, Avignon and three festivals in Korea.

Returning home to Cork in 2012, she performed with companies like Corcadorca, Blue Raincoat, Conflicted Theatre, and BrokenCrow, of which she was a member for five years. She began to want to make work as well as performing in it, which she did in 2013 at SHOW in TDC. It was an absurdist play called Lifedeath, written by poet Adam Wyeth. This experience sparked off a whole new aspect to her interest in and practice of Theatre.

In 2016, she collaborated with fellow members of BrokenCrow Rosie O’Regan and Deirdre Dwyer on an adaptation of the short stories of Kevin Barry, called Dark Kingdom.  The show was performed at Cork Midsummer Festival.

She co-wrote the libretto for a new opera called The Nightingale and The Rose with composer John O’Brien, which had its premiere in The Everyman Theatre in October 2018.

“I am delighted to be one of the inaugural TDC Artists In Residence. This is a massive opportunity for me as an emerging theatre artist in order to evolve my work and practice.  I am very much looking forward to the residency and the new chapter of my development as a theatre maker.”