Joanne Ryan is a multi-award winning Irish actor, voice over artist and playwright. She has been working in the arts for almost a decade and loves to make quality, ambitious and socially-engaged work.


Her solo multimedia show Eggsistentialism 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. In November 2017 Joanne toured the show to Cyprus – and was the first Irish theatre maker ever to present work there – and it has since had successful runs in London, Liverpool, Malaysia and Australia. In 2018 she won a Critics’ Pick Award at Sydney Fringe and was nominated for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe.


In addition to her work as a playwright, 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.


She played Grace Gallagher in Irish soap opera Ros na Rún and her other film and TV work includes Malartú Intinne and An Chúirt (TG4), Sgt Mattie, A Rebel Act (RTÉ) and Day Off (Behind the Scenes).