Breffni Holahan

Breffni Holahan

Theatre Maker/Producer/Performer

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a recent graduate of Drama Studies & English Literature at Trinity College Dublin.

In 2015, I co-founded MALAPROP Theatre, a Dublin-based collective of emerging theatre makers. For MALAPROP, I act as Producer and Devising Performer, contributing to all aspects of bringing the production to life (from scripting to graphic design). The company’s work includes LOVE+ (Spirit of Dublin Fringe & Project Arts Centre Commission Award 2015, published by Oberon, remounted at Project Arts Centre 2016 and at Summerhall as part of Edinburgh Fringe 2017), BlackCatfishMusketeer (Best New Play nominee, Dublin Fringe 2016, remounted at Summerhall as part of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 to extensive critical acclaim), Everything Not Saved (Project Arts Centre and Dublin Fringe commission 2017), and JERICHO (Bewley’s Theatre commission 2017).

In 2017, I was awarded the opportunity to attend Theatre Forum’s MAKE residency, where I received project mentorship from Mariano Pensotti, Maiko Yamamoto, and Francisco Frazão.

I was also chosen to participate in Dublin Theatre Festival’s Next Stage programme in 2016, attending the full festival programme and all post-show discussions, and workshopping with participating, international practitioners.

As a Devising Performer, I have collaborated and toured extensively with leading Irish companies including Dead Centre, Collapsing Horse, Brokentalkers, Anu Productions, and Rough Magic.