Playwright Rosaleen McDonagh is a frequent contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTÉ Radio 1 and also a columnist for The Irish Times. Rosaleen is a performer & member of Aosdána & is a board member of Pavee Point & Project Art Centre. Theatre work includes The Baby Doll Project, She’s Not Mine, and Rings. Mainstream was produced in 2017.
Colum McCann’s novel Zoli, which is a fictionalised narrative of Papusza, a Roma poet will be adapted by Rosaleen for production in 2019 with Fishamble Theatre Company. She has worked with Graeae Theatre Company. Tutti Theatre Company in Adelaide, Australia have invited Rosaleen to be a writer in residence at the Adelaide Theatre Festival 2019. Rosaleen holds a BA, two MPhils from Trinity College Dublin. Rosaleen is currently a PhD candidate in Northumbria University. Rosaleen who has cerebral palsy, is a member of the Traveller Community.