MAZ AND BRICKS by Eva O’Connor


A new play by EVA O’CONNOR
Directed by JIM CULLETON

MAZ AND BRICKS | A new play by Eva O'Connor

Maz and Bricks tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter.  As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.



Set Design by MAREE KEARNS
Lighting Design by SINEAD McKENNA
Sound Design by CARL KENNEDY
Stage Manager TARA DOOLAN
Produced by EVA SCANLAN

The world premiere production of Maz and Bricks was held at Project Arts Centre, Dublin from 25th April – 13th May, followed by a transfer to Belltable, Limerick from 17th – 20th May.

REVIEWS for Maz And Bricks

IN CONVERSATION: Jim Culleton and Eva O’Connor 

Playwright/Performer Eva O’Connor and director Jim Culleton discuss the origins of MAZ AND BRICKS from a ‘tiny play’ as part of a writing exercise, to the world premiere production at Project Arts Center.

Playwright/Performer Eva O’Connor and director Jim Culleton discuss Eva’s dual role as playwright and performer in Fishamble’s MAZ AND BRICKS.

Eva O’Connor & Jim Culleton talk about MAZ AND BRICKS.



Video by Evan Flynn


EVA O’CONNOR | Writer & Performer:


Eva O’Connor is an Irish writer and performer. During her time studying English and German at Edinburgh University Eva founded Sunday’s Child and has since written and produced six plays with the company. In 2012 Eva won the NSDF award for Best Emerging Artist with her play Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am at the Edinburgh Fringe. Eva was selected as a member of the Traverse 50 playwriting scheme in 2014.

Her one woman show My Name is Saoirse won the First Fortnight Award, was nominated for the Fishamble Award for Best New Writing as well as Best Performer at the Dublin Fringe 2014. It also won an Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Fringe 2015 and was produced as a Radio play for RTE’s Drama on One slot. My Name is Saoirse will tour to the Adelaide Fringe this February 2017, with the support of Culture Ireland. Eva’s most recent play Overshadowed won the Fishamble Best New Writing Award at the Dublin Fringe 2015, and has toured extensively in Ireland and the UK.

Eva has an MA in Theatre Ensemble from Rose Bruford drama school. She won the Jean Benedetti Award 2015 upon graduation.  Eva is represented by Rochelle Stevens literary agency in London.



stephen-jonesStephen is from Tallaght and is a graduate of UCD. Some of his theatre credits include: DruidMurphy: Plays by Tom Murphy, Dubliners at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Alone it Stands, Stones in his Pockets, Are you there Garth? It’s me Margaret, the leading role of Keano in the hit comedy musical I Keano, This Lime Tree Bower, Danny and Chantelle: Still here, From Eden and the role of Thomas MacDonagh in Signatories which played at Kilmainham Gaol during the 1916 centenary celebrations. Film and Television credits include: Between the Canals, King of the Travellers, Scratch, Amber, Pheasant Island, Damo & Ivor, Ripper Street, The Bloody Irish, Love/Hate and TV3’s Red Rock as Laser Byrne. Stephen has performed in numerous radio plays for RTÉ Drama on One including the role of Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World. Stephen is also a playwright. His play From Eden was the winner of the Stewart Parker Trust/BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award.


MAREE KEARNS | Set & Costume Design

Maree previously designed Invitation to a Journey for CoisCéim, Crash Ensemble, Fishamble and Galway International Arts Festival.

Other work  includes  Agnes, Pageant & Faun/ As You Are for CoisCéim, Opera Briefs (RIAM), Monsters, Dinosaurs & Ghosts (Peacock),  Moll (Gaiety Theatre), Desire Under The Elms (Corn Exchange), These Halcyon Days (Edinburgh Fringe First 2013), Moment (Landmark/Tall Tales), Far Away From Me and Zoe’s Play (The Ark), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Troilus and Cressida (the Lir Academy), Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and Dancing at Lughnasa (Second Age),  Anglo the Musical (Verdant), The Factory Girls (Millennium Forum), FAITH & GODDESS OF LIBERTY (Gúna Nua), Plasticine (CorcaDorca), and The Dead School and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Irish Times Best Set Design 2009) (Nomad Network). Maree lectures in theatre design in the Drama Department of Trinity College and is the MFA Design Course Director in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin.


SINÉAD McKENNA | Lighting Design

Sinéad has previously designed The Gist of It for Fishamble and Invitation to a Journey for CoisCéim, Crash Ensemble, Fishamble and Galway International Arts Festival.  Other recent designs include: Grace Jones – the Musical of My Life (Blinder Films); Prodijig (Cork Opera House); Agnes, Pageant, Swept (Cois Ceim); Private Lives (2017), Beckett/Pinter/Friel Festival, Juno and the Paycock, A Month in The Country, The Gigli Concert, The Mariner, The Price, An Ideal Husband and Private Lives (Gate Theatre); Uncle Vanya and Richard III at West Yorkshire Playhouse; The Wake, Othello, Aristocrats, Quietly, Alice in Funderland, The Plough and the Stars, 16 Possible Glimpses, The Burial at Thebes, Howie The Rookie, Finders Keepers (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); New Electric Ballroom (Druid Theatre Company/International tour); Howie The Rookie (Best Lighting Design Irish Theatre Awards), Greener, October, Last Days of The Celtic Tiger, Blackbird (Landmark Productions); Dubliners (Corn Exchange), Famished Castle, Travesties, The Importance of Being Earnest, Improbable Frequency (New York Drama Desk Best Lighting Design for a Musical nomination 2009), The Parker Project, Life is a Dream, Attempts on her Life and Dream of Autumn (Rough Magic).  She has also worked with Decadent, Gare St Lazare, Corn Exchange, THISISPOPBABY, Siren, The Lyric, Second Age, Performance Corporation, Semper Fi, Guna Nua. Operas include Don Giovanni (OTC), La Traviata (Malmo Opera House), The Rape of Lucretia (IYO), The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Theatre Company), Midsummers Night Dream (Opera Ireland).


CARL KENNEDY | Sound Design & Music Composition

Carl trained at Academy of Sound in Dublin. He has previously worked with Fishamble: The New Play Company on Inside The GPO by Colin Murphy and Little Thing Big Thing by Donal O’Kelly, both directed by Jim Culleton. He has worked as a composer/sound designer with venues and companies including The Abbey, The Gaiety, Decadent, ANU Productions, HOME Manchester, Prime Cut, Theatre Lovett, HotForTheatre, Rough Magic, The Lyric Theatre Belfast, Guna Nua, Loose Canon, Peer to Peer, Siren, Broken Crow, Randolf SD and Theatre Makers. He has been nominated three times for the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Sound Design. He also composes music and sound design for TV and video games. Game titles include Curious George, Curious about Shapes and Colors, Jelly Jumble, Too Many Teddies, Dino Dog and Leonardo and His Cat. TV credits include sound design for 16 Letters (Independent Pictures/RTE) and SFX editing and foley recording for Centenary (RTE).

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PRODUCTION PHOTOS by Patrick Redmond

GALLERY – Rehearsal photos by Patrick Redmond, April 2017.


Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.