Although initially trained in Fine Art, Geoff O’Keeffe is a theatre director, actor and drama adjudicator. His recent credits include The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth. Yasmina Reza’s God Of Carnage, Tennessee William’s Talk To Me Like The Rain And Let Me Listen, Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat McCabe and Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for Mill Productions at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum. He has also written and directed nine highly successful Christmas shows for young audiences. Other work as a director includes Cock for Blue Heart Theatre Company (The New Theatre), The Astonished Heart for Behind The Moon Productions (Players Theatre), At The Black Pig’s Dyke for Cavan Culture Theatre Project and Lost Weekendfor Gillian Grattan | Evil Little Genius Productions (Axis Theatre).
He has facilitated workshops for drama groups all over the country as well as tutoring at the DLI Summer School at The University of Limerick. He adjudicated the All Ireland One Act Finals in 2013, The All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in 2014 and the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival, Athlone, 2017. Geoff is a member of The Association of Drama Adjudicators. He holds an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU.
In 2020, as the pandemic shut down theatres, he found time to return to painting and is looking forward to exhibiting for the first in many years. His work is held in public and private collections.
A selection of Geoff’s work is currently available exclusively through Hambly & Hambly. Please contact us for a catalogue.