Eva O’Connor is an award-winning Irish writer and performer based in London.
Eva is currently writing a new play, For Dolores for Fishamble: The New Play Company. Her previous play for Fishamble, Maz & Bricks, opened in 2017 in Dublin, toured Ireland, and played in Edinburgh and the US.
Eva’s play Mustard won a Fringe First and a Lustrum Award at Edinburgh 2019, and enjoyed a successful run at the Fringe in 2022. Eva will take the play to the Adelaide Fringe in 2023.
Eva’s TV adaptation of Mustard, shot for Storyland in Sept 22 and broadcast on RTE in Oct 22. Eva starred, and the director was her long time collaborator Hildegard Ryan.
Eva is also writing a new play Jockey for Glass Mask Theatre Dublin, for production in March 2023.
Overshadowed, Eva’s play tackling anorexia, was adapted by her and Hildegard into an award-winning 8 x 10’ series for Rollem/BBC 3. They have since developed several adaptations and originals for television and have projects in development with Clerkenwell, Objective and STV.
Eva and Hildegard continue to create work through Sunday’s Child Theatre Company. Most recently, Sunday’s Child performed Nothing on Earth a work in progress at the Dublin Theatre Festival (based on the novel by Conor O’Callaghan). In 2022, Sunday’s Child co-hosted Climate Arts Festival, Future Limerick, where they performed their play Afloat.
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