Eugene O’ Brien is an Irish playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for his very
successful play ‘Eden’ which after playing at the Peacock Theatre/Abbey Theatre in Dublin
was put on in the West End of London and Broadway in New York City. In 2001 the play
won the Irish Times Best New Play of the Year Award and Stewart Parker Prize. O’Brien’s
second play ‘Savoy‘ premiered on the Peacock stage in 2002. The author of several radio
plays for RTE ‘The Nest’ and ‘Sloth’ in 2005 he wrote the screenplay to ‘Pure Mule’ a six part
television drama for RTE, which garnered five Irish Film and Television awards.  As an actor
he has worked for the The Corn Exchange, Bickerstaffe, Calypso, Storytellers, Barnstorm,
Loose Cannon, and Glasshouse Theatre companies, and has appeared in several television
series including ‘Ballykissangel’.

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