John Doran

“Doran is an actor of wit, versatility and precision”– Irish Times

“Doran is dazzling to watch” – Irish Times

John is a Dublin/Kilkenny based actor with a BA in Drama & Performance (DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama).

Previous/Ongoing Work includes: Me Michael (Abbey Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (The Gate Theatre), It Folds (Abbey Theatre Peacock Stage),  Care (Willfredd Theatre, National Tour), Harbour (Willfredd Theatre, R&D Phase), The Aeneid, Human Child (Collapsing Horse), Sea Brothers (O’Reilly Theatre, R&D Phase), Snow Queen (Smock Alley), The Hellfire Squad (Devious Theatre, Project Arts centre), Romeo & Juliet (Cork Opera House), The Centre of the Universe (Fishamble, ITI, Tiger Dublin Fringe, Show in a Bag), Fishes (Bewleys Theatre), War of Attrition (Devious Theatre, Project Arts Centre), The Last Post (Just the Lads Theatre Company), Text Messages(Project Arts Centre), Die Fledermaus (Aoife Spillane-Hinks).

Previous commercial work for UTV, Vodafone & Meteor.

Feature Irish Times article on Doran: Here

Twitter handle: @dohnjoran

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John Doran joins The Water Orchard


John Doran has been announced as part of the cast for the forthcoming production The Water Orchard by Collapsing Horse. He will be joined in the cast by Peter Corboy, Breffni Holahan and Rachel Gleeson. The production is written and directed by Eoghan Quinn.

It plays Project Arts Centre from July 18th to 29th. For more info check it out here.


John Doran cast in Romeo and Juliet at The Gate Theatre


John will be appearing in Romeo and Juliet at the Gate Theatre from Thursday the 26th of March

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John Doran in The Last Post by Just The Lads


Following on from sell out runs in Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, Just The Lads returns to The Mart in Rathmines with their debut production, The Last Post. John Doran joins the cast in this “gentle paean to the postal service, which mingles performance, documentary material and art installation” (The Irish Times)
Runs 20th-29th November, with no shows on Sunday or Monday.
For tickets and more information see here

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