Martin O’Connor creates theatre and poetry for solo performance and with other people. He is currently developing his writing through conversations and verbatim performance, which has seen him move from conventional playwriting to supporting people in telling their own stories and exploring dialects and Scots language.
Recent verbatim work includes A LITTLE LIFE (Tron Theatre Mayfesto); GOOD DAYS BAD DAYS (Platform); THE POKEY HAT (Grinagog/Culture 2014); the storytelling and music project TURNTABLE (MJ McCarthy and Red Bridge Arts); BUILDING A NATION (Glasgow Life supported by National Theatre of Scotland); DANIEL (Tron Theatre Lab); and THE NATION//LIVE: WORK (National Galleries of Scotland and Visible Fictions).
Other projects as performer, writer and director include THE MARK OF THE BEAST (Platform); THEOLOGY (The Arches); PLAYING HOUSES (Glasgay/The Arches); INNER CIRCLE (Glasgow Subway Festival); DO YOU NOMI? (Grant Smeaton/Alan Greig Dance); CH CH CHANGES, WILLFUL FORGETTING (Glasgay); PLATYPUS IN BOOTS, POP-UP THEATRE ROYAL (Scottish Opera); Alexander McCall Smith’s ANAMCHARA: SONGS OF FRIENDSHIP (Scottish Opera/Culture 2014); SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND SHEEP (Tron Theatre Young Company).