Director – Katie Roche, The Lir Academy, March 2016.

Director – The Poor Little Boy With No Arms, Project Arts Centre, and national tour, January 2016.

Director – Foxy, Project Arts Centre, November 2015.

Resident Director – The Audience, Apollo Theatre, May 2015.

Associate Director – Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies Broadway, Royal Shakespeare Company, Winter Garden Theatre, New York, March 2015.

Director – Made from Scratch, in association with The Y Factor, Axis Ballymun, October 2014.

Director – Be Infants in Evil, Druid Theatre Company, Galway International Arts Festival, July, 2014.

Director – The Tinkers’ Wedding, The National Academy of Dramatic Art, The Lir, Dublin, May, 2014.

Associate Director – The Weir, Wyndhams Theatre,West End, January, 2014.

Director – Ribbons and Love in a Glass Jar, Peacock Theatre, February, 2013.

Director – Taking Back Our Voices, Abbey Theatre, November, 2012.

Director – I am a Home Bird (It’s Very Hard), Project Arts Centre, April 2011, also presented at Solstice at Cork Midsummer Festival, June 2011.

Resident Assistant Director – Donmar Warehouse, London. February 2013-January 2014. Assistant director to Josie Rourke, John Crowley, Conor McPherson and James MacDonald.

Resident Assistant Director – Abbey Theatre, Dublin, May 2011- February 2013. Assistant director to Wayne Jordan, Neil Bartlett, Jimmy Fay and Conall Morrison.

Oonagh is a Foundation Scholar of Trinity College Dublin, where she also teaches Principles of Directing course at the Samuel Beckett Centre. Her essay “Making Space: Female-Authored Queer Performance in Irish Theatre” appeared in That Was Us, Oberon, 2013.




Change of Address was formed by artists Oonagh Murphy, Moira Brady Averill and Maeve Stone to increase visibility and raise awareness of the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in Irish society.

We foster friendships by facilitating ongoing fun and social events for those currently and formerly in the asylum process.

Building relationships is at the core of our practice.

Our current projects include:

  • A summer camp for young people, offering training in film, dance and performance.
  • A collaborative theatre project exploring the refugee experiences framed through a well-known children’s story
  • Supporting the foundation of an LGBT support group for displaced individuals

We have been lucky to be supported by the Irish Refugee Council, St. Patrick’s Community Fund, and Dublin City Council.


Staging Our Selves courses are theatre workshop courses specially created for young people with autism. The workshops combine drama, improvisation and performance, into therapeutic experiences for those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to explore these aspects of themselves.

Oonagh has pioneered this workshop with asiam.ie, an advocacy platform for people affected by Autism to share their stories and views, through their Youth Leadership Team.

Many of the things that young people with cognitive disabilities struggle with every day are addressed in theatre – reading body language, producing facial expressions, understanding subtext, and varying tone of voice.

Acting games are a brilliant opportunity to practice conversation, and lower inhibition for those who find social situations challenging.

Engagement with this group-based theatre session is based on engagement with the following areas:

  • self-confidence not only in performing, but in everyday interactions
  • improved self-esteem                                          
  • improved identification and labelling of own emotions
  • improved identification of emotions of others    
  • new awareness of voice pitch volume, modulation of speech and voice              
  • new skills for functioning in group activities
  • new skills in following directions                                                                    
  • improved interaction with peers and development of a hobby they enjoy with others
  • increased self-confidence through success
  • increased body awareness

Please get in touch to find out more about how we develop life skills and self-awareness in this unique and innovative approach.



What if gender was a game and we could change the rules?

In a world where conventional masculinity oppresses both men and women, can we find a way to rewrite the rules before it’s game over? 


Queer performance makers Oonagh Murphy and Tom Ross-Williams take you on a journey of exploring nature and nurture, landscape of violence, intimacy and gender norms. With a fresh perspective on the critique of gender inequality, Give Me Your Skin offers an opportunity for the audience to actively break down stereotypes, moving out of the realm of discourse and into the mode of action.