Rosaleen McDonagh


Rosaleen McDonagh




Playwright Rosaleen McDonagh is a frequent contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 and also a columnist for the Irish Times. Rosaleen is a performer & member of Aosdána & is a board member of Pavee Point & Project Art Centre. Theatre work includes; The Baby Doll Project, She’s Not Mine, and Rings. ‘Mainstream’ was produced in 2017.

Colum McCann’s novel ‘Zoli’, which is a fictionalised narrative of Papusza, a Roma poet.
Rosaleen will adapt this piece for production in 2019 with Fishamble Theatre Company. She has worked with Graeae Theatre Company and holds a BA, two MPhils from Trinity College Dublin. Rosaleen is currently a PhD candidate in Northumbria University. Rosaleen who has cerebral palsy, is a member of the Traveller Community.

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Articles written by Rosaleen McDonagh
Article on Knuckles – 6 August 2011………………………………………….Page 1
“Being Kicked Around” – Voice of the Traveller, 30 May 2013…………….. Page 3
“Duty and Beauty” – Voice of the Traveller, August 2014………………….. Page 6
“My Ethnicity” - Irish Times, 25 September…

Running out of Road
Reading performed at the Traveller Ethnicity Celebration 2018. Artistic Director of Fishamble Jim Culleton has directed a reading of 'Running Out of Road' by Rosaleen McDonagh, performed by Thomas Collins, Sorcha Fox and Michael Harding.

In the week that falls between the Feast of the Annunciation and the floral bouquets of Mothers’ Day, Roslaeen McDonagh’s new play for radio explores the maternal bond (and the maternal bind) in the relationship between a single mother from the 1970s…

Directed by JIM CULLETON
Set Design by NIAMH LUNNY
Lighting Design by SARAH JANE SHIELS
Sound Design by DENIS CLOHESSY
Video Design by NEIL O’DRISCOLL
John Connors
Neili Conroy
Gráinne Hallahan
Donal Toolan
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