Siobhan O'Loughlin

NATURAL NOVICE

Siobhan O’Loughlin is smart. She’s funny. She’s pretty. And she’s…hairy.

THE ROPE IN YOUR HANDS

Thirteen survivors tell their stories of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Siobhan O'Loughlin, a playwright/performer/activist currently living in Brooklyn. She is originally from Salisbury, Maryland, and received her BA in Acting at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. At Towson, she received some particularly wonderful guidance in her writing from Dr. David White and Dr. Stephen Nunns, who are both largely responsible for O'Loughlin's playwrighting career. Here in New York City, her director and text advisor, Mario Giacalone, has played an enormous part in the creation of these plays. Her editor, Baltimore poet and English language lark, Andrew Daugherty, deserves huge credit for making these plays look beautiful.

O'Loughlin's plays have been touring more and more, and have been performed here in the United States in Salisbury, Baltimore, New York City, Washington DC, St Louis, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Chicago. Abroad, her work has been seen in Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and upcoming in 2015, in Manila, The Philippines. Aside from writing solo plays, O'Loughlin is in development with an ensemble theatre project which involves two American and two Australian playwrights, called Everything is Everywhere (http://everythingiseverywhere.com/).

Natural Novice has been awarded The Best of the Fest at Charm City Fringe Festival, as well as the Fringe Crush award at St Lou Fringe. The Rope in Your Hands happily received four-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe.