Fionnuala Gygax

International Mentorship & Bursary 2018/19
Mentor: Johanna Freiburg

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Fionnuala is an actor and theatre-maker from Dublin. She is interested in making ambitious, contemporary work, which interrogates form and spans across genre and disciplines.

In 2017/2018 she was awarded the ‘Next Generation’ award from the Arts Council.Fionnuala is a co-founder of Chaos Factory, a new experimental theatre company, who presented Kiss Kiss Slap Slap in Dublin Fringe Festival 2018. They will develop a new show, Morph Me, throughout 2019, supported by the Arts Council. In 2016 Fionnuala wrote HOSTEL 16 which was nominated for the Stewart Parker award and nominated for Best Ensemble in the Dublin Fringe Festival. She has a number of other shows in development and will also write the Gaiety School of Acting Graduation show in 2019, directed by Raymond Keane.

Performance credits include: Finky (Dathaí Keane, TG4), Kiss Kiss Slap Slap (Dublin Fringe), Love A La Mode (Colm Summers), The Shitstorm (Maeve Stone, Peacock Theatre), Toraíocht (Mikel Murfi), The Seagull and Other Birds and Cascando (Gavin Quinn, Pan Pan Theatre), HOSTEL 16 (Raymond Keane) and Eipic (Louise Ní Fhiannachta, TG4).

During the mentorship Fionnuala will develop a piece of multidisciplinary work examining porn addiction and the impact of the internet on communication and relationships in society.