Joan is from Granagh, Co. Limerick. She has performed with all the leading Irish theatre companies and toured extensively, both nationally and internationally. Recent roles have been in Bailegangaire (Livin’ Dred Theatre Co), Sacrifice at Easter (Corcadorca), Big Maggie ( Druid The Mai Theatre Co.), John Gabriel Borkman
(Abbey Theatre Co), Smallone (Blood in the Alley Theatre Co) and A Statue for Bill Clinton (Verdant Productions). Joan played Connie in the Abbey Theatre’s
1995 production of The Mai and played ‘Woman’ in Blood in the Alley’s production of Woman and Scarecrow.
In the past ten years Joan has directed some acclaimed productions: Whitby (Bram Stoker Festival), The Match Box (Galway International Arts Festival), The Colleen Bawn Trials, (Limerick City of Culture), Field of Dreams (Bealtaine Festival), Maybe the Night (Limerick Experiment), Anything But Love and Excess Baggage, (Belltable Arts Centre) and Buck Jones and the Body Snatchers (Georgian House, Limerick and Dublin Theatre Festival.)
Joan’s Film and TV appearances include Ros na Rún, The Run of the Country, The Strangers, The Closer you Get, The Boxer, Happy Birthday to Me, Escape for Virgie, Teenage Kicks, Warriors, Marion agus an Bhanprionsa, Mattie, Killinascully and most recently End of Sentence.