Garrett Keogh is an actor, writer and director. He founded and runs the Gap Arts Festival, which brings professional theatre and art to where he lives in Ballythomas in the hills of north Wexford – where it hadn’t been seen since the fit-ups came with a tent in the ‘50s. www.gapartsfestival.com
He trained at the Abbey Theatre School of Acting, and at Teatro n Zabradli, Mime Theatre, Prague. As a writer his stage play Shep garnered a Stewart Parker/BBC Radio Drama Award; Nancy, a P. J. O’Connor Radio Drama Award; and An Píobaire Rua, the inaugural Oireachtas Script Teilifíse Award. He was a member of the Abbey Theatre Company, and acted all over Ireland, in Britain, the U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He appeared on Broadway in the famous Gate production of Juno and the Paycock. And in the West End in the Abbey production of Hedda Gabler. Film and Television includes: Legend, The Last Furlong, The Clinic, Raw, Jack Taylor, Corp agus Anam, Honeymoon For One, Veronica Guerin, A Love Divided, Evelyn, Angela’s Ashes. In 2015 he played Dan, the one hundred year old blind man in Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall, directed in a unique stage production by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint Theatre Company, at the Enniskillen Beckett Festival 2015. In 2016 he acted in the new Jim Nolan play Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye at Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford.