PRODUCTION / ROLE / COMPANY / VENUE / DIRECTOR
2021, HOME: PART ONE, Reader of Testimony from Christine Carrol, The Abbey Theatre
2016, THE BEAR & THE PROPOSAL, Elena Popova & Natalya Stepanova, True Voice Theatre, Rathfarnham Castle, Joe Devlin
2015, I WANT TO KNOW, Nurah, Shiva Theatre Company, The Abbey, Aoibheann Gilroy
2014, TEA CHESTS AND DREAMS, Helen, The Axis, Mark O’Brien
2013, NO IRISH NO BLACKS NO DOGS, Silk Campbell, Morton Film & Media, The New Theatre, Shane Gately
2010, JANE EYRE, Bertha Mason, The Gate, Alan Stanford
2009, DOUBT, Mrs Muller, Shift Theatre Company, T@46, Joyce Ward
2009, BIRDBATH, Velma Sparrow, True Voice Theatre, The International Bar, Paddy Kelly
2009, FEVER DREAM, Various, Liberty Boy Productions, The International Bar, Gerry Wade
2008, NEVER AFTER, Reem, Tabs Theatre Company, Smock Alley Theatre, Victoria Fradgley
2008, CHARACTER, Savannah, Decadant Theatre, Nuns Island Theatre, Andrew Flynn
2007, BED DEATH, Thea Walsh, Blue Runner Theatre Company, The Cobalt Café, Shane Carr
2007, TALKING TO TERRORISTS, Rima, Calypso Productions, The Samuel Beckett, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
2007, ONCE UPON A TIME & NOT SO LONG AGO, Sarah Byrne, O’Reilly Theatre, Bisi Adigun
2006, A FOOTPRINT OF ROSES, Constance, Amnesty International, Kinsale Arts Festival, Catherine McFadden
2006, THE BACCHAE OF BAGHDAD, The Bacchae, The Abbey, Conall Morrison
2005, THE CRUCIBLE, Tituba, Blue Moon Theatre Company, The Kingston Hotel, David Byrne & Paul Ward
2004, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Margaret, Dublin Shakespeare Society, T@46, Joe Jordan
2003, SOUTH PACIFIC, Bloody Mary, Pioneer Musical Society, The Helix, Pegeen Coleman
2002, EVITA, Cast, Guiness Musical Society, The Rupert Guiness Theatre, Noel McDonagh
1990, MONTFORT SHOWCASE, Various, Monfort College of Performing Arts, Cork Cat Club, Trevor Ryan
In 2010 Donna set up True Voice Theatre – a theatre ensemble embracing diversity in classic and contemporary productions. To date she has produced and performed in the off-Broadway play Birdbath by Leonard Melfi and Chekhov comedies The Bear and The Proposal as part of the Rathfarnham Book Festival.
The national theatre of Ireland’s response to the report on Mother and Baby Institutions. Donna reads the testimony of Christine Carroll – Tuam Mother and Baby Home. Home: Part One is a direct response to the report on Mother and Baby Homes, focusing on the testimonies of survivors. Home: Part One will be broadcast on St. Patrick’s Day 2021, a day where we celebrate our identity should also be a day for us to reflect on Ireland’s history and on the experiences of its citizens.
The Degani Piano Trio perform on livestream a programme of Piazzolla’s ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Piano Trio’ and ‘Oblivion’ and Rachel Quinn also performs other works for solo piano by South American composers Ginastera and Nazareth. The music is set alongside readings by Donna in Spanish and English of the poet Gabriela Mistral of Chile.
Under Which Flag? was first performed in Liberty Hall in March 1916, just a month before it’s writer and director James Connolly went out to lead the rebel forces in the Easter Rising. It was reprised in 2016 in Dublin Castle and Liberty Hall Theatre, where it all began. In 2019 the play was brought to Belfast. Donna read the role of Mary O’Neill and afterwards read a letter from Norah Connolly.
SIPTU Press Release
Festabit |The Cube Space, Project Arts Centre, Nov 19th 2017
A rehearsed reading of The Other War by a multicultural cast. Followed by a discussion with Cathy Leeney and Eritrean author, Alemseged Tesfai.
Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin, 2017
Rehearsed readings of “Canaletto” and “A Bridge to…?” by Brian McAvera.
Performed at Ranelagh Arts Centre.
Directed by Joe Devlin.