Self Penned Articles

'Writing What You Want and Falling in Love"

Written by Laura Wyatt O'Keeffe for Elite Squad Blog. Also published by Inked In.

V e s s e l

"I hope they are challenged, that their ideas and opinions about bodily autonomy and theatre are challenged, that they walk out with questions about the play and questions about themselves."

Interview for Vile Arts, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

"I hope they are challenged, that their ideas and opinions about bodily autonomy and theatre are challenged, that they walk out with questions about the play and questions about themselves."

West End Wilma, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.

A f t e r  M e d e a

"Everyone’s love story is epic to them, so I knew I wanted to explore this impossible love story with people who are at the beginning of their own love stories.”

After Medea interview by The Yuppie - Mosta Amphitheatre, Malta 2017

A r r i v a l

"It's rare that we see work about motherhood, particularly work that explores the idea that not all women are born to be mothers."

Arrival interview by The New Current - Ugly Duck, London, 2016

"One thing is for sure; we're defined by our stories and in the telling of them, we are discovered."

Arrival review by Inked In - Ugly Duck, London, 2016

wish i was...

"At times during certain pieces of theatre or live art there are notable moments where a word or sound seems to reverberate, not only within the walls of the auditorium, but simultaneously through the interiors of  body and mind." In wish i was…, this momentary effect is extended in to an hour-long piece.

wish i was... review by 17% - Hornsey Town Hall, London, 2016

"The writing is evocative, conjuring up the teeming masses in Bangkok and Aisling’s emotional fragility. Shane O’Sullivan’s original sound-score adds to the pulsating atmosphere."

wish i was... review by The Irish Examiner - Theatre Development Centre, Cork, 2013

"wish i was... is really well written, full of witty analogies and moments of raw sentiment that leave us with the image of our heroine happy, dancing barefoot in the sand."

wish i was... review by Plays To See - Theatre Development Centre, Cork, 2013

I n t e r v i e w s

“I had grown as an artist and had grown as a result of the #MeToo movement. Different questions need to be asked.”

Interview by the Evening Echo, Cork, 2018

"What is your hidden talent? You can’t afford to be hiding talents in my industry."

Interview by The Independent, Cork 2018

“I don’t really know what keeps so many people going — passion I guess,” says Laura. “And doing it for the right reasons, a love of acting rather than fame and fortune. The times that I am on stage or on set, it feels like the most natural place in the world."

Interview by the Evening Echo, Cork, 2016

"The character and story belongs to the audience, and it's about telling that story."

Interview by The Cork Independent, 2015

 "I sometimes spend months, years not putting pen to paper only writing lavish emotional scores mentally, finding the details of each moment, the rhythm of its world and then all of a sudden I can do nothing but write as if the whole play, every conversation had always been complete but hiding behind what I thought I was writing."

Interview for University College Cork's Alumni series, 2015