Roisin (Rosh) is a Cornish/Irish director, predominantly working with new writing and adaptations.
Her productions strike a balance between delicacy and dynamism, and are emotive, sensory and stimulating for the mind and body. She is curious about people, landscapes (with a particular love of bodies of water), and how we are affected by our environments. She is keen to engage regional artists and audiences through her work.
Roisin trained as a director at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is a first-class alumna of the University of Exeter, where she read English literature and Drama. She has additionally trained with the JMK, Young Vic and Exeter Northcott Theatre.
She recently directed the UK premiere of Our Christmas Carol - A Musical at the Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham (★★★★ - All That Dazzles, ★★★★ - Reviews Hub), and a brand new adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles by award-winning playwright Matt Grinter for Red Rope Theatre (★★★★ - StageTalk Magazine). Her upcoming production Cold, Dark Matters, written and performed by Jack Brownridge-Kelly, plays for a limited run at Theatre 503 before transferring to the Hope Theatre.
Roisin is also a recipient of the MGC Futures Bursary Award 23/24 and is currently developing her new play inspired by the 1997 cargo ship that spilled 5 million pieces of sea-themed Lego into ocean.
Further directing credits include Before It All Ends (Minack Theatre), Pushing On Open Doors (Royal Shakespeare Company, rehearsed reading), Life Before You (Alma Theatre, supported by Shakespeare at Tobacco Factory Bursary Award), A Bomb We Called Sam (Bristol Old Vic), No One Will Tell Me How to Start a Revolution (Wardrobe Theatre), GAMBIT (Exeter Northcott), Mrs Buscome’s Brown Betty (Kneehigh). Credits as associate/assistant director include Further Than the Furthest Thing (Minack Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Malcolm X Centre), Off Your Chest (Salisbury Playhouse), The Triumphant Sea (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Marthusow ha Mysteris (Hall for Cornwall/O-Region).
As a playwright, Roisin has trained with Canvas Theatre and on the Bill’s Attic Residency (Wildworks Theatre), as well as co-running her own new writing company, Write On, through which she has presented work at the G7 summit. In 2020 Roisin was shortlisted for BBC New Creatives with her radio drama Cross the Tamar: The Path Less Trodden, and she debuted her play GAMBIT in 2021 through the Exeter Northcott Theatre.
As a producer she has developed and delivered work for the Salisbury International Arts Festival, Falmouth International Arts Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Tresorys Kernow project and Poltimore Festival, where she co-founded the Shakespeare in Bloom initiative.
Roisin is a trustee for the Youth Arts and Health Trust.