Ita is a shape shifting artist who uses her background in theatre to create projects based on human experiences; exploring, questioning and expanding our interaction with one self, the other and the natural world.

Working collaboratively and globally, the projects become inclusive instruments of profound change and connection.

Her artistic process is different for every project, but like all things begins with a small seed of an idea. She then invites participants to explore and discuss this idea through a series of fun and curious workshops, using various methods or structures that fit the situation. After a short period of reflection, she then collaborates and devises with other artists to create multidisciplinary interactive theatre shows in site relevant and unusual locations.

In previous projects she has worked with a group of women to write and perform a new version of The Vagina Monologues. Has presented creative findings of life as an asylum seeker with a men’s group and collaborated with mothers to show the reality of parenting in current day.

She was a receiptant of an Arts Participation bursary where she collaborated with a textile artist to create a site-specific minimal waste show about societies relationship with fast fashion.

Her process and work extends beyond the traditional format and is a place that is open to transformation and change for participants and audience members.

Awards / Residency / Education

  • ArtLinks Bursary – Kilkenny Arts Office
  • Tyrone Guthrie Residency
  • Site Specific Theatre Making with Dante or Die – Belltable Limerick
  • Arts Act Grant – The Home Project – Kilkenny Arts Office
  • AIC R&D Bursary – Create Ireland
  • Arts Participation Bursary – Arts Council of Ireland
  • ArtLinks Collaboration Bursary – Kilkenny County Council
  • AIC Scheme R&D with Brokentalkers – Arts Council/Create
  • ArtLinks Artist Development Bursary – Kilkenny County Council
  • INCUBATE residency – Barnstorm Theatre Company
  • Hons Degree in Humanities (Drama major) – St Patricks’ College, Carlow
  • Theatre Internship – The Performance Corporation

Work / Projects

  • The HOME Project, Co-Creator with Hannah McCormick (R&D) Kilkenny City Library, Kilkenny
  • Waiting (The Sanctuary Project) Co-creator with Donal Gallenger Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford
  • Buy Me (The Consuming Project) Project creator A site-specific multi-disciplinary performance about fashion
  • Pulled by Niamh Moroney – Director Devious Theatre & Central Arts
  • RISE (The 1916 Project & Kilkenny County Council) Director A site inspired promenade community performance for 1916 commemoration
  • This Laundry Life (Project Women) Director/Project Creator
    A site specific performance about parenting
  • The Last Brewer (The Brewery Project) Writer & Director Site-specific community production performed at the Smithwick’s Experience
  • Reality Parenting (Cuidiu Kilkenny) Director/Project Creator
    A devised performance about motherhood, Barnstorm Theatre
  • Shifting Shapes & Places (Project Women) Director / Project Creator A movement performance about the expectations placed on women by the media
  • The Monologues (Barnstorm Theatre) Director/Project Co-ordinator
    Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny