Mary is probably best known for her performance in the award winning cult film The Outcasts. Her career began in Jim Sheridan’s production of The Hapenny Place at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre. She toured to Australia and New York in Druid Theatre’s production of The Playboy of the Western World. and also with The Abbey Theatre’s International Yeats Festival and with Team, Gemini Productions, Project Theatre Company and Theatre Festival productions.
|Mary has produced and performed in many musical shows including; Sean Nós Meets The Blues, Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues and Bawdy Ballads (song in the work of James Joyce). She performs traditional Irish song, delta blues and Dublin ballads which have a twist of humour of their own. She recently recorded ‘Trimmed & Burning’ a collection of delta, ragtime & vaudeville songs from 1920’s onwards and toured with the IMRAM blues project, performing blues songs translated to Irish.|
She has also worked extensively in educational theatre providing song/drama workshops to schools and Irish language centres throughout the country. Her CD of traditional Irish songs for children has become an important part of the NCCA Curriculum, she wrote the children’s story Griogar Gruama for BBC Radio Ulster and she has written and directed many plays for young people in Irish and English.
Mary wrote/directed Spiorad Slógadh (TG4) and ‘Bóthar Seoighe (TG4) (about the families who built the first Irish language school in Belfast). She also worked on the Irish language film KINGS and for Aisling Ghéar she directed Republica (Lyric Belfast), Bás Taismeach Ainrialaí,(Irish tour) Siorlaí Valentín (Irish tour) and An Seomra Feitheamh (Waterfront).
An experienced radio drama performer, who has dubbed many animation series into Irish, including The Muppets! Mary also presented Na Gormacha on Radió Fáilte for several years.
|Corp Agus Anam||Siobhán Griffin||TG4
Darach Mac An Iomaire
|In Loving Memory||Julia||Audrey O Reilley|
|Cosa Nite||Olga||Dearbhla Walsh|
|Breakfast In Pluto||Mrs Feely||Neil Jordan|
|At Death’s Door||Mother Reaper||Connor Morrissey|
|The Courier||Carol||Frank Deasy|
|Sometime City||Helen||Frank Deasy|
|The Outcasts||Maura||Robert Wynne Simmons|
|Caisleán Klaus||Bean An Doctúra||TG4
|The Live Mike||Singer||RTE/Paul Cusack
|Sean Nós Meets The Blues||Singer||Irish/Scottish tour
|An Béal Bocht/ An Tríail/ Dámhsa Ag Lúnaghsa||Various||Aisling Ghéar
Bríd Ó Galchóir/Séamus Ó hAodha
|An Choill Ghruaimeach||Various||Ababú
Sim Mc Cionnaith
|Ag Claí na Muice Dubha||Nóra Na Gaoise||AnTaibhdhearc
|Tine Chnámh /Mallacht Muintire/ Dectora||Various||Project Arts Centre
|Playboy of the Western World/ The Cat and the Moon/ The Bloody Brae/ A Bedtime Story||Various||Lyric Theatre
Jonathan Holloway/Ben Barnes
|Blood Wedding/ Edmund||Various||Sevenwoods
|Deirdre/Deirdre of the Sorrows||Various||Peacock Theatre
Jim Flannery/Roman Paska
|Broadway Babies||Singer||National Concert Hall
|Blood Brothers||Mrs Lyons||The Olympia Theatre
|The Beggars’ Opera/ Mother Courage/ Famine/ The Rivals/Action/ Wood Of The Whispering/ Same Old Moon||Various||Druid Theatre
Garry Hynes/Andy Hinds
|Traditional Tales of Wonder/An Rud Sa Fuil/ Joe s’Againne/ Éalú||RTE Drama, Cathal Portéir|
|Compagnons De La Marjolaine/Mise & Spock/ Oíche Nollaig||RTE Drama Seán Ó Briain|
|Úna Pooka/ Never No More/The Leaving Is All/ Suddenly Unlike Bach/ Like Normal People/ A Lark In The Air||BBCNI Drama, Jeremy Howe|
|Book At Lunchtime/ Morning Story/ Kaleidoscope/ The Arts Show||BBC|
|The Tootie App||Tobar Prods|
Singer: Traditional Irish song/blues. Song/drama workshop facilitator. Fluent Irish. Working French. Full driving licence
Keeping it in the family, both Mary Ryan and Ciarán Mc Mahon will be spotted performing extracts from James Joyce’s Ulysses in Kennedys Pub of Westland Row at 11am tomorrow. Best of luck guys, we hope you have a great Bloomsday and add to the day’s festivities in your own unique way!
Maggie O Cadháin’s appearance caused a great stir in Ros na Rún last wk! Stayed tuned in for Castaway member Mary Ryan’s great storyline! Well done Mary <3
Mary Ryan poses with fellow PRIME participants, Eláine Donnelly from the Irish Theatre Institute, dramaturg Hanna Slattne & Bealtaine Festival‘s Karen Hennessy for PRIME 2017. Well done on being selected for this exciting engagement Mary!