Olwen Fouéré

Olwen Fouéré is an actor, director and creator in theatre, film and visual art.

For the National: riverrun (performer, adapter and director), Romeo and Juliet, Peer Gynt, Lessness, Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards

For the RSC: Slaughter City

In London's West End: Dancing at Lughnasa

Other theatre includes: Ballyturk, Terminus, Woman and Scarecrow, The Wake, Playboy of the Western World, The Mai, By the Bog of Cats, Danse, Morob (translator, performer and co-director), The Fever, Death at Intervals, Embodied, Lessness, Salomé, A Tender Thing, Titus Andronicus, The Importance of Being Earnest, Maria de Buenos Aires, The Rite of Spring/Petrushka, Sodome, my love (performer and translator), Under Glass, Paula Spencer, la femme qui se cognait dans les portes, The Bull, Life is a Dream, The Diamond Body, The Pentagonal Dream, Angel/Babel, Chair, Passades, Here Lies, Here Lies in film

She features in many collaborations with visual artists including Ireland’s internationally renowned James Coleman and is currently working with artist Jesse Presley Jones, representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2017. She was an artistic director of Operating Theatre co-founded with composer Roger Doyle.

Striking Out, Dawn, Waterloo, Play Next Door (If Those Lips…), Above Suspicion, The Ambassador, Ballykissangel, When Reason Sleeps, Time After Time, The Irish RM, A Painful Case, The Babysitters

The Drummer and the Goalkeeper, Beast, Melmoth the Wanderer (short), Quarantine, The Survivalist, The Wake, Traders, No Compass in the Wilderness, The Irreducible Difference of the Other, Camillo’s Idea, Horse, Cassandra: fragments of a playscript (performer and co-director), This Must Be the Place, The Other Side of Sleep, Hard Shoulder, Yellow, the film

The Survivalist – IFTA nomination

riverrun – Edinburgh Herald Archangel Award 2014

Irish Times Special Tribute Award 2013

Honorary Doctorate from Dublin City University for her outstanding achievement and contribution to the arts and culture in Ireland


(Published April 2017. Photograph courtesy of Olwen Fouéré)