Róisín McBrinn

Originally from Dubin, Róisín is currently Head of Artistic Programme at Clean Break. As well as directing English Language productions she oversees the commissioning and development of new writing by Welsh and Wales-based writers for the theatre. She trained at the Donmar Warehouse under Michael Grandage. She was the inaugural winner of the Quercus Award from the National Theatre 2010 and she won the Young Vic/Jerwood Young Director’s Award in 2004.

2015

JOANNE
Soho Theatre Upstairs

2014

AFTERPLAY
by Brian Friel
Sheffield Crucible Studio
HEARTBREAK HOUSE
Abbey Theatre
VILLA & DISCURSO
Prime Cut Productions, MAC Belfast

Previous Theatre

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR
by Ostrovsky
Sherman Cymru
BEFORE IT RAINS
Written by Katherine Chandler
Winner of Wales Drama Award
Bristol Old Vic/Sherman Cymru
PETER PAN
Sherman Cymru
THE SLEEPING BEAUTIES
by Alan Evans
Sherman Cymru
THE GET TOGETHER
Sherman Cymru
SIXTY-SIX BOOKS
Bush Theatre
YELLOW MOON
Rustaveli Theater of Georgia
YERMA
West Yorkshire Playhouse
PERVE
Peacock, Abbey Theatre Dublin
NOVECENTO
Donmar Warehouse season at Trafalgar Studios
NO ESCAPE
Peacock, Abbey Theatre Dublin
CITYSCAPE (STATION and PATROLOPHOBIA)
Sherman Cymru
FUGITIVE KIND
Donmar Warehouse (Reading)
THE FAIRER SEX
Abbey Theatre
NEW WRITING PROJECT
Angle Theatre at Hackney Empire
NEW CONNECTIONS DIRECTOR
National Theatre
THE WAKE
Royal Academy of Dramtic Art
INPARENTHESIS
One of the winners of THE METAMORPHOSIS project at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley with ATG.
CRESTFALL by Mark O’Rowe
Theatre 503
ROBERTO ZUCCO by Bernard-Marie Koltes
LAMDA
SLEEPING BEAUTY by Rufus Norris
Helix Theatre, Dublin
THE FIELD by John B Keane
Tricycle Theatre
WHEREABOUTS
Fishamble Theatre Co
TEJAS VERDES by Fermín Cabal
b*spoke theatre – Project Dublin
A THOUSAND YARDS by Abi Zakarian
Southwark Playhouse
REFERENCES TO SALVADOR DALÍ MAKE ME HOT by José Rivera (Evening Standard ‘Must See Fringe’)
Arcola Theatre
GOMPERS by Adam Rapp (Time Out Review of the week and Critics’ Choice)
Arcola Theatre
GIANTS HAVE US IN THEIR BOOKS by José Rivera (Nominated Best Production, Dublin Fringe Festival)
International Studio Dublin
SONNETS FOR AN OLD CENTURY by José Rivera (Nominated sexiest show, Dublin Fringe Festival)
Cube @ Project Dublin
A IS FOR AXE by Mike McCormack
Irish National Tour

As Assistant Director

SMALLER by Carmel Morgan
Phil McIntyre Productions with Dawn French and Alison Moyet on UK tour and West End – as resident director, directed by Kathy Burke
SHOOT THE CROW by Owen McCafferty
Sonia Friedman Productions in the West End- as staff director, directed by Robert Delamere
FUDDY MEERS by David Lindsey-Abaire
Scamp productions (Arts Theatre)- as staff director, directed by Angus Jackson
THE QUARE FELLOW by Brendan Behan
Oxford Stage Company tour- as staff director, directed by Kathy Burke

As resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse

AFTER MISS JULIE by Patrick Marber
Directed by Michael Grandage
HOTEL IN AMSTERDAM by John Osborne
Directed by Robin Lefevre
PACIFIC OVERTURES by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Gary Griffin
CALIGULA by Albert Camus
Directed by Michael Grandage
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST by Dario Fo
Directed by Robert Delamere

Workshops

Readings and workshops directed include Director’s Week at the National Theatre Studio; National Studio Writer’s Development project (American writer’s residency); Soho Theatre Writer’s Development project and showcase (Launchpad); The Actors Centre; Reading The Decades at the Abbey Theatre Dublin; and the Donmar American writer’s residency

Education

Róisín has an MA (hons) Drama and Spanish from Trinity College, Dublin (1996-2000) and received a full scholarship to complete year three at the University of California, San Diego (98-99). She also speaks fluent Spanish and intermediate French and Gaelic.