Maeve is a director / writer for film and theatre whose work responds to issues of climate, diversity and revisits the canon with a feminist lens. Currently she is the embedded artist for a European Cultural Adaptation project which asks “What is the role of the artists in Climate Adaptation”. She co-founded Change of Address in 2015, a collective working to connect artists and asylum seekers and named the social movement #WakingTheFeminists in the same year.
In film Maeve shot her first short film The House Fell, a portrait of grief and friendship in 2019 which premiered at Cork Film Festival and was selected for Fastnet Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival and Richard Harris International Film Festival throughout 2020. She has worked with documentary maker Alex Gill on several climate projects including My Nature, a commission for Cruinniu na nOg 2020 and Mother Tree a commission from axis Ballymun 2021.
In theatre she has worked for ten years developing an interdisciplinary practice. Most recently she worked on Bodies of Water, an exploration of climate grief and memory with Eoghan Carrick and visual artist Jonah King, UNWOMAN Part III, a study of bodily autonomy and pregnancy with radical feminist theatre company THE RABBLE (Australia), The Mouth of a Shark – a song cycle about migration – with Change of Address and THE SHITSTORM: a riot grrrl sequel to The Tempest, Abbey Theatre-Fringe Co-Production which debuted as part of Dublin Fringe at The Peacock September 2017.