Original Work

Originally commissioned for Culture Tech Festival, Derry, Inheritance was later staged at Theatre Row, NYC, and the Stockholm Fringe Festival. 

This multi-disciplinary work examined inter-generational PTSD in post-Troubles Northern Ireland. 

Nominations & Awards: Digital Culture Award- Digital Art Northern Ireland Awards, Audience Choice Award- Backstage Magazine with United Solo, Festival Spirit Award- Stockholm Fringe Festival (winner).

INHERITANCE

Marking the 50th anniversry of the UK Abortion Act, this neorealist short, shot on the streets of Belfast follows the story of a young homeless couple facing an unwanted pregnancy.

Screened at conferences, in universities, and film festivals across Europe and the USA, including Womens International Film & Arts Festival, NYC, to mark International Womens Day 2018. It was additionally shortlisted for the Northern Exposure Award at the Disaappear Here Film Festival 2017.

POPPI + GONZO

Hear Much//Say Little, also referred to as Eist Moran//Can Beagan, was created for the Biennial of Emerging Artists 2015. 

Following the real life story of Margaret Bullen, whose life was spent incarcerated in an Irish Magdalene Laundry, this piece was created through the support of Margaret's daughters testimonies and records from the McAleese Inquiry under the direction of international performance artist, Tania El Khoury.

Following it's opening in Romania, the work was extended into a full length solo show, presented to audiences in Gothenberg and Stockholm. 

Nominations & Awards: Selected for Biennial of Emerging Artists 2015, Expect the Unexpected- Gothenberg Fringe, Most Controversial- Gothenberg Fringe. 

HEAR MUCH//SAY LITTLE

Commissioned by Resonance FM and VOID Gallery, this one woman adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler was performed as a site specific peformance for a live audience at Prehen House, Derry, while being simultaneously broadcast live on air accompanied by the Resonance FM Orchestra.

HEDDA

Winner of the Audience Choice Award 2018 at the Stockholm Fringe Festival, this collaborative ensemble piece highlighted the mental health crisis of Northern Ireland with a specific focus on the arts.

A raw and vulnerable piece of work with an uncomfortable honest examination of life with anxiety, depression, and PTSD surronding sexual assault within the acting industry. SharkTank finds the perfect balance between light and dark, taking on the audience through old fashioned dance numbers, dark comedy and pure vulnerability.

SHARKTANK

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