Olwen Fouéré is an actor and writer and who has worked extensively in theatre, film and TV. She has performed with most of Ireland's major theatre companies and in New York and the UK. As a member of Operating Theatre, she collaborated on a number of shows with the composer Roger Doyle. Her work includes the primary creation of image, text and personae and her extensive practice navigates the performance contexts of mainstream theatre, the visual arts, music, dance theatre and literature. Notable awards include the Herald Archangel Award of the Edinburgh Festivals 2014, the Irish Times Special Tribute Award 2013 and an Honorary Doctorate from Dublin City University for her enormous contribution to the arts and culture in Ireland.