Órla Mc Govern
Órla is professional performer, playwright and storyteller, as well as a veteran improviser and workshop facilitator. Órla worked as an actor for many years in both here and in the US (where she first fell in love with improv) and continues to act for Theatre, TV & Film. She performed with numerous troupes including: The Seattle Neutrino Project, Seattle goga & The Spolin Players NW, The Edge, Jet City Improv, Dead Gentlemen, improvising around the US, including at Ryan Stiles’ Upfront Theatre in Bellingham. Órla teaches and performs improv at far flung places like at Finland International Improv Fest, Strasbourg International Festival, BIG IF Barcelona, Improv Fest Ireland, Improfest Sweden, Impro Romania, Festival, Galway Actors’ Workshop, Munich Improv Festival, Blue Teapot Theatre Company and more. She runs improv labs and produces events with The Spontaneous Theatre People ,and performs with The Sky Babies and Which Is Which. She founded Moth & Butterfly, an innovative night featuring a fusion of storytelling and improvisation. She was the sole Irish representative at the Our Lives project, an inspired improv project featuring one artist from each EU country, selected as part of a global ensemble. She has helped with this festival since it was but a twinkle, and is now Co-Director. Órla is extremely passionate about Improvised Theatre and continues to teach and perform regularly in artistic/educational/corporate contexts. Contact via her page on Facebook or her website.