Maurice OConnell is a Creative living in Cornwall with a career spanning Performance, Architecture, Theatre and the Avant Garde . His work is now focussed on writing and Theatre manifestations. A citizen of NSK STATE IN TIME and fanatic of retro over identification …. currently using historical events to create real time fictional incidents. with projects Atlanta olympic games, Sao Paulo Biennale, Manifesta , Venice Biennale, London International Theatre Festival, Kiasma, CCA Glasgow, IMMA
Maurice O’Connell has always been a story teller and recently has begun a long task of telling some of his stories. All have some truth to them all but rarely if ever are they as unreal as the actual events he refers to… in the tradition of all story tellers it is not important if they happened but it is great fun to imagine they might have .
The writing is purely for amusement and one day I hope to publish them in hard copy but as there are still tales to tell I must keep writing .
I live in South west England spending as much time outside as possible . I am am a wild water swimmer with a an appetite for big and small adventures . I have been lucky enough to have had several careers . food has become a huge passion and getting to laugh out loud
I am writng an outdoor opera for a whale and with funding an archive of a WW1 shell shock hospital in Newton Abbot close to where I used to
live….have begun a new opera entitled THE WOOD THIEF …set in a small fishing village where the recent death of the woodthief reveals a much bigger agenda ….the thief had collected tokens of loss and hurt from various parts of the community creating a wunderkamer of individual and community hurt loss and pain