Martin O'Connor


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Martin O'Connor

Martin O'Connor is a performer, poet and theatre maker from Glasgow. He works primarily in new writing, participation and spoken word. His recent solo work includes The Mark of the Beast (Platform), Building a Nation  (Glasgow Life), and Theology (The Arches).

Martin was the recipient of the 2018 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship hosted by Playwright's Studio Scotland in partnership with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, which culminated in a sharing of new work Through the Shortbread Tin: An Ossianic Journey. In 2019 - 2020 Martin was Writer in Residence with National Theatre of Scotland, developing new work in Gaelic, Scots and British Sign Language.

Martin is the director of Tron Theatre Young Company, and Creative Writer at Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. He was also the first Writer in Residence with Children's Hospices Across Scotland. 

Other writing and directing credits include Twelve (Platform), Angry Young Men (Glass Performance), Turntable (with MJ McCarthy and Red Bridge Arts), editor of the book for An Audience With...(Janice Parker Projects),  Submarine Time Machine (National Theatre of Scotland), Come To Where I'm From (PainesPlough),  A Little Life  (Tron Theatre Mayfesto), The Pokey Hat  (Grinagaog/Culture 2014), Ch  Ch Changes, Wilful Forgetting, Playing Houses (Glasgay), Platypus in Boots, Pop-Up Theatre Royal, Alexander McCall Smith's Anamchara: Songs of Friendship (Scottish Opera).

Photograph by Victoria Stewart

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