Orla McSharry

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Height: 5' 4"

Principal Age Range: 34 - 40

Build: Slim

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue

 

A Sligo native Orla is currently in rehearsals to play the title role in The Hawks Well Theatre's Christmas panto RUMPELSTILTSKIN.

She played 'Angela Tiernan' in Sligo Drama Circle's staging of Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh's play "THE STOLEN CHILD" which ran in The Factory Performance Space in Sligo from October 3rd to 6th inc before playing in St. Bridget's in Tubbercurry and The Glen Centre in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim in mid-October. "STOLEN CHILD" was directed by Michael Leydon.

Her past theatre credits include 'Woman' in a site specific production of "PURGATORY" in Sligo's Hazelwood House directed by John Carty with the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, 'Katie' in "BIG MAGGIE" directed by Ursula Smullen (Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo), 'Lily' in "DAUGHTERS OF EMER" as part of the Lily and Lolly Yeats international Festival directed by John Carty (The Model Theatre Space and the Hawks Well Theatre), 'Hester Swane' in "BY THE BOG OF CATS" directed by Ursula Smullen (Hawkswell Theatre), and the lead role of 'Constance' in "THE CONSTANT WIFE" directed by Gerry Ryan (Hawks Well Theatre).


Accents & Skills

Accents: Irish*, Northern Irish, Regional Irish, Dublin, English, English RP, Regional English, Scottish, Standard American, Regional American

Skills: Improvisation, Drama Facilitator

Interests: Theatre , Fitness , Singing , Poetry

Music & Dance: Jazz /Ballet, Tap , Irish Dance

Sports: Pilates , Yoga , Kangoo Dance , Aerobics

Qualifications: Speech and Drama teacher

Training

Course/Workshop

Facilitator/Venue

Workshop

Jim Culleton

Workshop

Mikel Murfi

Blue Raincoat Academy Voice Training and Development

David Goldsworthy & MarieAnn Letron

Blue Raincoat Academy Movement Corporeal Mime

Jorge Correa Bethancourt / The Factory


Theatre Experience

Play

Role

Theatre/Theatre Company

Director

Stolen Child

Angela Tiernan

The Factory, Sligo

Michael Leydon

Purgatory

Mother

Hazelwood House, Sligo

John Carty

Big Maggie

Katie

Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo

Ursula Smullen

Daughters of Emer

Lily

The Model & Hawks Well, Sligo

John Carty

Translations

Marie

Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo

TBC

The Constant Wife

Constant

Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo

Gerry Ryan

By the Bog of Cats

Hester Swane

Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo

Ursula Smullen

Endgame

Nell

Glen Centre

Joan Fitzpatrick



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