Irene Kelleher: About the Artist


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IRENE KELLEHER trained with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts and Drama& Theatre Studies University County Cork where she received a first class honours degree and Masters, specialising in Advance Performance Practice. She has just completed a successful run with ‘The Turn of the Screw’ in Smock Alley Theatre, November 2014. She was awarded The Mace Actor of the Year Award in 2011 for her portrayal of Runt in ‘Disco Pigs’ and won many acting awards at her time spent with Kilmeen Drama Group. (Pegeen- Playboy of the Western World and Betty-A Whistle in the Dark). Irene’s performance as Maria in ‘Stars in the Morning Sky’ in the Belgrade Theatre, directed by Hamish Glen, was her UK debut in 2012. More recently she played a lead role in ‘Desolate Heaven’ at the Everyman Theatre, acting alongside well known Irish actress, Mary McEvoy.  She is currently touring with Ian Wild’s one woman show ‘Mrs Shakespeare’ which performed off Broadway this October at the Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC and Stratford Upon Avon at The Bear Pit Theatre -February 2015.
OTHER THEATRE CREDITS INCLUDE: Lovers, The Collector, Pied a Terre, Lipstick, The Maids, Hollander (Cork Midsummer Festival 2009), Our Day Out, A Woman Alone, Much Ado about Nothing, Shakers Restirred and The Glass Menagerie.
FILM & TV CREDITS INCLUDE: Game of Thrones (HBO) , Reign (CBS), Fair City (RTE) Outside the Box (Irene wrote and played the lead in this short that won ‘Best Irish Short Film’ Fastnet Film Festival, 2013) Hatch, Spellbound, The Trouble with Aoibhe, The Gingerbread Men and Dead Dogs

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  1. […] Irene Kelleher is lighting up the festival circuit with Mrs. Shakespeare, a play that critics are calling “demented, brilliant and totally necessary.”  Is it a one-woman homage to the Bard (Bard-ette?) or is it redemption for some of Shakespeare’s famously underwritten heroines?  See video below! […]

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