Meet the Artist

The MAC team is delighted to welcome actor and writer Tara Lynne O'Neill as Artist in Residence for 2023.

Tara Lynne O'Neill

Tara Lynne O’Neill has been a professional actor working in TV, Film, Radio & Theatre for twenty-seven years.

Work includes:

  • Actor in numerous premiere productions including David Ireland’s Everything Between Us (Tinderbox, Belfast, Glasgow, USA Tour).
  • Work on numerous Radio Productions for BBC & RTE most notably the Award-Winning Grenades for RTE (New Writing).
  • Work with numerous companies and theatres including Tinderbox, Kabosh, Ouroborous, Replay, PrimeCut, Greenshoot, The Lyric, Belfast, the MAC, Belfast, The Gate, Dublin, Solus Nua, Washington and 59E59, New York
  • Film/TV work includes dramas for HBO, CBS, BBC and most recently appearing in Derry Girls for Channel 4.

Tara Lynne recently won a place on the Puttnam Scholars Programme, 2023, and as a writer, her work includes:

  • Commission for The Lyric, Belfast, Rough Girls (full production). Performed and recorded as part of the Lights Up series for the BBC 2021
  • Commission for The Lyric, Belfast, Hansel & Gretel, Christmas 2023
  • Commission with Zodiac along with N.I Screen to develop a new 10-part YA TV show, 2023
  • Commission for RTE, Storybud with Jason Byrne, 2023
  • Commission for Brassneck Theatre Company, Belfast. Sew On and Sew Forth
  • Commission for Kabosh Theatre Company, Belfast. Gallagher Girls (produced 2018)
  • Co-Writer for the MAC & Cahoots Theatre Company, Belfast production of The Elves and the Shoemaker and the MAC, Belfast’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Also for the MAC, Phantom Family & Fragments of Truth as part of the NINOW100 series

Tara Lynne also:

  • Co-wrote, produced and performed in the sell-out show On The Shelf for The Grand Opera House (2018) and the MAC (2022)
  • Co-wrote, produced and performed in the sell-out show Xmas for Dummies for The Grand Opera House (2019)
  • Produced and performed a sold-out run of Me, Mum and Dusty Springfield at The Grand Opera House (2019)