Writer/actor Donal O'Kelly trained in Deirdre O’Connell’s Focus Theatre Dublin. Solo plays include Fringe First winner Catalpa, Bat The Father Rabbit The Son, and Joyced! Other plays are The Dogs, Hughie On The Wires, Trickledown Town, Farawayan, Operation Easter, Judas Of The Gallarus, Asylum! Asylum!, Vive La, The Cambria, The Hand, Running Beast, Francisco and Jimmy Gralton’s Dancehall. Film roles include The Van and Kings. He was a member of the Irish arts academy Aosdána, resigning in 2010.