Éadaoin O’Donoghue is an actor, playwright and director based in Cork City.
She graduated from Jacque LeCoq Theatre School, Paris, in 2010.
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 about Adam’s first wife in the Garden of Eden, performed by singer Karen Underwood in 2019 and again in 2020 at Cork Opera House. Most recently, she wrote the libretto for the opera Morrígan, which had its concert performance in January 2020 and will be produced in 2022.
Her debut play Heart of a Dog, based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, was produced by The Everyman and The Civic Theatre and was part of The Dublin Theatre Festival 2021. Her second play Hail to the Great Wave! was produced by Corcadorca in 2021 as part of her residency with the company.
She likes to create stories that are anarchic, fun and otherworldly.