We are delighted to announce that playwright Rosaleen McDonagh will be working as our newest Community Writer-in-Residence with the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Rosaleen McDonagh is a frequent contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 and also a columnist for the Irish Times. She is also a performer & member of Aosdána & is a board member of Pavee Point & Project Art Centre. Her theatre work includes; The Baby Doll Project, She’s Not Mine, and Rings. Mainstream’ was produced  in 2017.

Rosaleen will adapt Colum McCann’s novel ‘Zoli’, which is a fictionalised narrative of Papusza, a Roma poet, for production in 2019 with Fishamble Theatre Company. She has worked with Graeae Theatre Company and holds a BA, two MPhils from Trinity College Dublin.  Rosaleen is currently a PhD candidate in Northumbria University.  Rosaleen who has cerebral palsy, is a member of the Traveller Community.