Joanne is a multi-award winning Irish actor, voice over artist and playwright. She has an Associate Diploma in Performance from Trinity College London, has been working in the arts for almost a decade and loves to make quality, ambitious work.
Her solo multimedia show Eggsistentialism, (written and performed by Joanne, directed and developed by Veronica Coburn) premiered at Belltable, Limerick and Dublin Fringe Festival in 2016 and was presented as part of Culture Ireland’s Showcase at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it enjoyed critical acclaim and won a Lustrum Award, a Best Storytelling Bouquet and The Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award.
Since then the show has toured the show to Cyprus, London, Liverpool, Malaysia and Australia, won a Critics’ Pick Award at Sydney Fringe and was nominated for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe. In November 2019 it will tour to 10 venues around Ireland.
In addition to her work as a playwright and maker, Joanne has performed on stage with many companies in Ireland. In 2014 she was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in What Happened Bridgie Cleary.
She played bunny boiler Grace Gallagher in Irish soap opera Ros na Rún and other film and TV work includes Malartú Intinne and An Chúirt (TG4), Sgt Mattie, A Rebel Act (RTÉ) and Day Off (Behind the Scenes).