Fiona Walsh is an actress, comic, writer, producer blah bhah! She trained at the prestigious Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin under the tutelage of Joe Dowling (AD at the Guthrie Theater). In London she appeared in television on shows for BBC, LWT and Carlton television. Her credits on screen include The Commitments and The Education of Max Bickford (working with one of her favorite actors, Richard Dreyfuss) along with many indie films and foreign TV shows. Favorite stage roles include Nellie Nora in Eclipsed at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Moya in The Shaughraun (also at the Rep) Sister Impartial in Celtic Tiger (me arse!) at the Irish Arts Center and The Yellow Peril in Da at the Guthrie, directed by Doug Hughes. Most recently she appeared in Mind the Gap Theatre’s production of Britbits 5 at Manhattan Theater Source. She also did the Mondays in May reading series of Origin Theatre Company’s “Pump Girl” as well as a “Celebration of Brian Friel” at the Irish Arts Center. Most recently she was back on stage with Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads” with Mind the Gap where she played Celia.
Fiona has been writing since childhood! Her first production – The Fairy in the Bush – received its premiere in Mrs. Hoolan’s back yard! Other collaborations include While You Were Out, a one act play about the struggles of the temping world, and Irish Soap a spoof on soap operas and Irish people, both of which were produced in NYC. She writes and performs character and sketch comedy and as a stand up has performed at clubs all over the city as well as New Jersey and the Northeast and the Galway Comedy Festival and the International Comedy Club, both in Ireland.. Her material has been published in Judy Brown's compilation humor book Love's Funny That Way (Barnes & Noble 2006) alongside such folks as Ellen, Jerry Seinfeld and Rita Rudner. She’s been on The Joey Reynolds Show on WOR710AM and on Lionel Show on Air America
You can also see her at Sundays at Seven, a monthly music/comedy show she co-produces and performs in at the Irish Arts Center. She also co-produced other comedy and theatrical events, including benefits for Chernobyl Children’s Project and Operation Smile. As a comic she has also performed at benefits for League of Humane Voters (NYC) and Coalition for NYC Animals
“Great White American Teeth”, her one person show was featured in 1st Irish 08. Prior to that, she performed it at the Midtown International Theater Festival and off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The show has also toured the Northeast and and the Mexican Riviera aboard Irish Music Cruises.
Fiona has also written two short films, Going Without and ErectOStop. ErectoStop won Most Outrageous Comedy at the Giggleshorts Festival in Toronto and has played at the LA Intl. Short Film Festival, Asbury Short Shorts, Galway Film Fleadh, Kittyflicks 2003 (part of the CatLaughs Intl. Comedy Festival in Kilkenny) Her short film script is in competition (Stashing the Ash) got to 3rd rounds of the British Short Screenplay Competition and she is working on a feature as well as several projects for film and television. She most recently won the Warren Adler Short Story Competition (Peoples Choice) (www.warrenadler.com) and appeared with Mr. Adler at his book reading/signing at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center. www.fionawalsh.com
In the last few years Fiona has pursued of techno and founded clubbersguidenewyork – a guide to techno clubbing in NYC. She’s also a dj and has some fun playing alongside some of her techno heroes including Kevin Saunderson and Perc. She’s also collaborated with noted techno dj and producer Jeff Mills on a video, writing and performing in it and will work on a new project with him this year. www.clubbersguidenewyork.com
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