Playwright and author
Sinéad is the Writer in Residence at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset, one of the oldest Arts Centres in the country. Every Thursday she sits in the bar or the gallery tapping away, adding to her growing portfolio. Since the loss of funding, the Arts Centre is now fully run by volunteers and Sinéad is Programming Lead. With the support of Brit Writers, she is en route to publishing her debut novel, But I love you.
Sinéad studied at The Academy of Creative Training in Brighton. Her successful one-woman show, From Within, a story of living with Autism, was fully funded for its first production by the Arts Council of England. It went on to achieve national acclaim and recently played to a full house at Bridgwater.
Sinéad sings with the Voice of the People Choir and was last heard to go solo for the Mayor of Uherske Hradiste! and a haunting rendition of Oíche Chiúin (Silent Night in Irish Gaelic) at the Christmas concert. She has penned several songs and recorded two singles. Play a sample song here. http://www.box.net/shared/9nr741bqmi
Sinéad is the main carer for her son who lives with Asperger Syndrome and is profoundly deaf. As he puts it, she is his ‘interpreter’. She supports the work of the National Autistic Society and has recently partaken in the South West Hospitals Peer Review looking into the treatment of people with Learning Difficulties in hospital.