Eva O’Connor

Eva O’Connor is an award-winning Irish writer and performer based in London.

Chicken, co-written with and directed by long-time collaborator Hildegard Ryan, was performed by Eva at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023 where it won a Lustrum Award. Eva also received The Filipa Bragança Award for best solo performance by an emerging artist and will be performing Chicken at the Traverse in Edinburgh in April 2024, the Dublin Fringe 2024, and in Florence Italy in October as part of Milopulous Intercity Festival.

Eva’s play Mustard won a Scotsman Fringe First and a Lustrum Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, and enjoyed a successful run at the Fringe in 2022, followed by an Irish tour and dates at The Arcola in London in 2023.  Eva took the play to the Adelaide Fringe in 2023 where she was awarded a Critics Circle Award. And will be performing Mustard in both Mainz and Berlin as part of the Zeitgeist Irland ‘24 programme with Culture Ireland in May 2024.

Eva’s TV adaptation of Mustard, filmed for Storyland and broadcast on RTE in October 2022.  Eva starred, and the director was Hildegard Ryan. Eva is currently working on a TV adaptation, with Hildegard, of their interactive theatre piece The Friday Night Effect for Four Quadrant Films.

Eva’s play Horse Play was performed at Glass Mask Theatre, Dublin in 2023 and she has delivered a new play, For Dolores for Fishamble: The New Play Company which will be produced in 2025.  Her previous play for Fishamble, Maz & Bricks, opened in 2017 in Dublin, toured Ireland, and played in Edinburgh and the US.

Overshadowed, Eva’s play tackling anorexia, was adapted by her and Hildegard into an award-winning 8 x 10’ series for Rollem/BBC 3.  It won the Mind Media Award for Best Drama 2018.

Eva and Hildegard continue to create work through Sunday’s Child Theatre Company. In 2022, Sunday’s Child co-hosted Climate Arts Festival, Future Limerick, and will be doing so again in 2024.

Eva most recently wrote on Taigh Ty Teach, a tri lingual production with Fishamble: The New Play Company. Eva’s section of the play was written in Irish.

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.

Eva O’Connor is represented by Frances Arnold