Martin O'Connor

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Martin O'Connor

Martin O'Connor is a performer, writer and theatre maker from Glasgow. 

Martin O'Connor creates text based performance, participation projects and spoken word. He has performed and directed his own work Theology (The Arches), Reality (The Tron), Inner Circle (Glasgow Subway Festival), Zugzwang and Manifesto (The Arches).

Other writing credits include The Pokey Hat (Grinagaog/Culture 2014), Do You Nomi? (Grant Smeaton/Alan Greig Dance), Ch Ch Changes, Wilful Forgetting (Glasgay), Platypus in Boots, Pop-Up Theatre Royal (Scottish Opera). His monologue, The Self Confessed Male from The Arches production I Confesswas translated into Italian by Renato Gabrielli and performed as part of The Lift Project at Milan's Festival del Teatro.

His writing work has also taken him to Botswana, India,Canada, Georgia, South Africa and the U.S. 

He is the writer/director of Playing Houses (Glasgay), Daniel (Tron Theatre Lab) and The Nation//Live: Work (National Galleries of Scotland/Visible Fictions).

His directing credits include Alexander McCall Smith's Anamchara: Songs of Friendship (Scottish Opera/Culture 2014).

He is the current director of the Tron Theatre Young Company where he wrote and directed Subject To Change, and is Writer in Residence with Firefly Arts.

Martin recently completed his Master of Arts in Education, specialising in Equality and Diversity. His work has been developed and supported by Playwright's Studio Scotland, a National Theatre of Scotland Writer's Attachment and the artist development programme Team Effort.

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