GIRLS at RADA
My short film, GIRLS will screen at the very prestigious RADA Festival on July 11th 2014. Time yet to be announced but you can get your tickets (tickets are free but you must book them) at the RADA box-office.
I played New York actress, Arlene Francis in the Orson Welles' radio play of "A Christmas Carol" at the end of December. It was great fun and I enjoyed working with the cast and director.
My short film, GIRLS, has been officially invited to screen at the cool film festival Courts des iles in Tahiti, French Polynesia, this November. I am so so happy about this! I never had enough money to send it anywhere properly when I had completed it during 1st year at RADA and I always felt all the hard work we had all put into it was never really seen. And then I get this beautiful email! Delighted!
I am setting up Cake-Run. It is a community-based charity project centred around baking cakes for your neighbours. I have applied for a grant from the Arthur Guinness Project Award.
To know more about Cake-Run, visit the website here.
And to VOTE for Cake-Run to win the Arthur Guinness Grant please follow this link here. Please keep in mind that you have to log onto Facebook or Twitter to vote- it tells you if you follow the link anyway.
THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!!!
I did Stephen Jeffreys Scriptwriting Masterclass at RADA from March - May this year. It was wonderful and his expertise were hugely helpful. Stephen has written many masterpieces including the play and film, "The Libertine" and the new film coming out this September about Princess Diana.
I am so blessed and delighted to have had the opportunity to have trained at RADA. The last 3 years changed my life for the better in so many ways. Thank you so much RADA!!!
From Both Hips was a big hit at RADA. We all enjoyed it so much and are sad to let it go.
But now it's onto the Tree Showcase at the end of this month. All 3rd years have to perform a monologue and a scene in front of every industry professional in London so it's scary biscuits from here on!
I was asked along to this 2-day workshop of a Nell Gwynn play in the making. I was only delighted to be asked as I love Nell Gwynn and I love working with Jessica Swale who directed me in "The House of Special Purpose" at RADA in October 2011. She is developing a play about Nell Gwynn and needed actors to read aloud some of her scenes. It was so enjoyable and I met lots of new and wonderful people.
I was asked by Anna Olson Nugent, to be a part of a performed script read-through of a new police t.v. series called "Archangel" by Lindsay Sedgwick. It is an excellent script. To give you an idea of what it is about: it could be likened to a female Irish version of "Cracker". The episode we read is called "The Changeling" and is about child-murder and abduction. I read the part of 'Amy Johnson', an innocent, simple-minded young woman that inadvertently gets herself caught up in the police investigation.
I knew Anna from a show I did years ago called, "The Glory of Living" for her company AboutFace. She has since moved back to the States so it was lovely to meet her and alot of the old gang that had worked on "The Glory of Living" again.
The read-through took place tonight at The Lab, Foley Street and alot of industry professionals came along who very much enjoyed the piece. It was a fantastic night and a great success.
My name is Maureen O' Connell but everyone calls me "Mo". I'm an Irish actress. I write and make films also. I am the author of all poetry and creative writing on this blog and the copyright of which is owned by me- unless otherwise stated. I've just graduated with a BA from the 3 year Acting Course at RADA, London. Have a gander round the website at your leisure! Cheers, Mo