Meet Gertrude

Gertrude, the quintessential feminazi is the most acerbic woman in the quiet rural town. Uncompromising in (almost) all of her firm beliefs, Gertrude bends for no man.

Gertrude is played by Louise O’Meara.

Louise graduated in 2014 from the Gaiety School of Acting’s full time actor training course. At the GSA, Louise performed in the graduating class’s play Dirty Laundry written and directed by former WAAPA director Chris Edmund. During her final year at GSA Louise wrote and performed her own one woman piece called the Actor: A Life in Expression, directed by Noelle Brown.

Theatre Credits include Quaker in The Critic (Rough Magic, 2013) for Dublin’s Theatre Festival, Borstal Boy (Gaiety Theatre, 2014) directed by Conall Morrison. Carol in Holia (Bewley’s Café Theatre, 2014), Danielle in Little Breaks (Boxcar Theatre, Collaborations 2014), directed by Ian Toner, Cardboard Carpets, (Under My Bed, 2015, Barnardos @ Smock Alley). In July 2015, Louise collaborated with four Irish and four Catalan actors on a piece at Eolia Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Barcelona, directed by Helena Walsh and Rosa Galindo.

Louise wrote and performed her debut one woman show, Valley of Dolls, for 2014’s Collaborations Festival directed by Helena Walsh and wrote her next piece St. Boxfriend directed by Clare Maguire for 2015’s Smock Allies Scene + Heard Festival.

Louise is Executive Producer of Illustrated Productions Theatre Company and was also producer for the Gaiety School of Acting’s Youth Theatre Company (Murder in Ballybrittas, 2015)

Louise has a degree in Psychology from NUI Galway where she performed in productions for Galway Youth Theatre, NUIG Dramsoc and Cumainn Dramaiochta.



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