Plays by Eva O'Connor

The Friday Night Effect  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Meet Jamie, Sadhbh and Collette: three best friends on a wild night out in Dublin. By the end of the night, Collette will be dead. Can you save her? The Friday Night Effect combines compelling new writing with an edge-of-your-seat interactive experience. At crucial turning points in the story, the fate of the characters will be in the hands of the audience, whose decisions will change their stories irrevocably. Funny, insightful and provocative, this interactive piece is a brand new play by Eva O'Connor (Maz and Bricks, Overshadowed) and Hildegard Ryan. 

Maz and Bricks

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Maz and Bricks is a passionate, angry, funny and touching play which tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin.

Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the Eighth’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.
Maz and Bricks delves deep into the issue of reproductive rights in Ireland to ask what does it mean to be alive in Ireland today and what really makes it all worthwhile?

Eva O'Connor is an Irish writer and performer based in London. During her time studying English and German at Edinburgh University, Eva founded Sunday's Child Theatre Company, and has since written and produced five plays with the company. In 2012 Eva won the NSDF award for Best Emerging Artist with her play Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am. Her one woman show My Name is Saoirse won the First Fortnight Award at the Dublin Fringe 2014, and the Argus Angel at the Brighton Fringe 2015. Eva performed the play at Edinburgh's Assembly Hall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe through August of this year and will be taking the production on a regional tour of Ireland in Oct/Nov. Eva also adapted My Name is Saoirse for RTE Radio 1, which broadcast in their Drama On One slot in April 2015. Eva was part of the Traverse young writers group and selected for the Traverse 50 in 2014. Her most recent play Overshadowed about a young girl's struggle with anorexia premiered at The Tiger Dublin Fringe in September 2015 and won the Fishamble New Writing Award. Eva also has an MA in theatre Ensemble from Rose Bruford drama school.