Donncha O’Dea trained at the Performing Arts School Galway, where he was awarded the Performing Arts Certificate of Excellence in 1999, and later continued his training at the Gaiety School of Acting.
Donncha is a founder member of Glass Doll Productions and credits include I Am My Own Wife (Actor), Won’t Somebody Think Of The Children, Camera Shy and BROADENING (Producer). Theatre credits include An Enemy Of The People (Gate Theatre), The Parting Glass-Staged Reading (Abhann Productions), Scylla & Chyrbdiss-Staged Reading (Rough Magic), Pocket Music 2011-2012 (Show In A Bag), The Muse Unbidden (The Jack Burdell Experience) Durang Durang 2011-2012 (Brazen Tales), Redline Deadline, Spartacus and War of theRoses: Back in Black (Whiplash), Twelfth Night (Fast and Loose), Serious Money (Rough Magic/AIB SEEDS), 7 Jewish Children (Pheonix Park Productions), Boy With A Suitcase (Barnstorm),Bent (Struts&Frets), Big Love and Julius Caesar (Abbey Theatre), Silver Stars (Broken Talkers), Grimm Tales (Samuel Beckett), The Taming of The Shrew and Twelfth Night (Public Shakespeare), Rudolph, Cinderella and A Christmas Carol (Talisman) Pocket Music won the Bewley’s Café Theatre “Little Gem” Award at the ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 Awards.
Film & TV Credits include The Beo Show (RTE), The Food Guide To Love (FTGL), Ray (HooHox/Garbo Films), Meet The Orchestra (RTE) and Hubble (RTE).
Choreography credits include Ray (HooHox/Garbo Films), Richard III and Twelfth Night (Fast andLoose), After Midnight Before Dawn (Silent Blade), Serious Money (Rough Magic/AIB SEEDS), Grimm Tales (Samuel Beckett), Mein Camp and Oz A Fairytale Plot (Dopplegang). Donncha has also choreographed for Irish Hair Federation 2006 and for Alternative Miss Ireland over the last six years.
Donncha was a founding member of two other companies aside from Glass Doll Productions. Dopplegang, a comedy/burlesque troupe based in Dublin, and Codswallop Theatre Group, an improv based group from Galway who brought their devised show Extempore to the Dublin Fringe Festival 1996 and Galway Arts Festival 1997.
Design credits include Roger Gregg’s Faustus (Crazy Dog Audio Theatre), After Midnight Before Dawn (Silent Blade), Redline Deadline, Danse Macabre, Spartacus and War of the Roses: Back in Black (Whiplash) and Moraima: The Silk Labyrinth (Reddress).
Donncha had his directorial debut in 2008 when he directed Moraima: The Silk Labyrinth for Reddress Theatre Company.
I Am My Own Wife – Entertainment.ie http://entertainment.ie/Theatre/feature/Review:-I-Am-My-Own-Wife-%7C-The-Pearse-Centre/10/1053.htm I Am My Own Wife – Irish Theatre Magazine http://www.irishtheatremagazine.ie/Reviews/Current/I-Am-My-Own-Wife Pocket Music – Entertainment.ie http://entertainment.ie/Theatre/feature/Pocket-Music-%7C-Absolut-Fringe/20/1739.htm?grp=fringe Pocket Music – Arthub.ie http://www.arthub.ie/blog/2011/09/25/absolut-fringe-pocket-music-interview/