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Éadaoin O’Donoghue

Éadaoin O’Donoghue is an actor, playwright and director based in Cork City.

She graduated from Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School, Paris, in 2010.

She is currently Corcadorca’s artist in residence.

As an actor, she has performed with companies such as Blue Raincoat, BrokenCrow and Conflicted Theatre.

She is a frequent collaborator with composer John O’Brien, with whom she has written the libretto for the opera The Nightingale and the Rose, which toured nationally in 2018. Commissioned by Cork Midsummer Festival, she wrote the lyrics for Lilith, a song cycle, performed by singer Karen Underwood in 2019 and again in 2020 at Cork Opera House.

Most recently, she wrote the libretto for the opera Deirdre and the Sons of Usna, which had its premiere concert performance at The Everyman in January 2020.

She likes to create stories that are anarchic, fun and otherworldly.

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