Roseanne is an actor and writer, trained at Drama Centre London and the Samuel Beckett Centre, TCD. She is also one half of Darn Skippy Productions, a multidisciplinary duo telling stories through film, theatre and music. Her acting work includes roles with the National Theatre of Scotland, Ibsen Stage Company, RIFT, Helium Arts and Sunday's Child. In 2021 she received an Arts Council Project Award to develop her new play, Waterbirth. This play has also been supported by an Open Stage Residency (Dunamaise Arts Centre) and a Creative Ireland Bursary (Kildare Arts Office). Her first play Zandra, Queen of Jazz, based on the extraordinary true story of Ireland’s first female saxophonist, premiered at Smock Alley Theatre in 2019, completely sold out and received excellent reviews from both critics and audiences. The show returned as part of the Herstory Light Festival in 2020, and has toured to various other venues since.
She has written and produced five audio plays: Storywalks (2021), a collection of four, funded by Kildare Arts Office & Healthy Ireland; and Anchor (2018), commissioned by the DLR LexIcon Library for the Centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster.
Roseanne works as an artist on the Teacher-Artist Partnership Programme and the BLAST programme, carrying out artist residencies in primary and secondary schools. She is also a tutor at the Gaiety School of Acting.