Adam Isla O’Brien is a classically trained actor having graduated from DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama with a BA (Hons) in Drama Performance in 2016 and Central School of Speech and Drama, London 2020-2021.
Adam has been nominated in Spotlight’s Top 20 Best Screen Actors 2021 to be announced in July.
Upon graduating, Adam began work with “Find Your Way Home – an Irish Musical” which premiered in Dublin before then embarking on it’s U.S tour in the summer of 2017.
In December of 2017, he began work on a new musical “Flynn” which ran in Dublin’s the Peacock Theatre.
More recently, Adam worked with SQUAD theatre company on 2 productions; “Hashtag Relationship Goalz” & “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” for which he was nominated for Best Actor at Dublin’s IDGTF.
Adam was also the male lead in The Snow Queen at the Gaiety Theatre.
Theatre credits during his years of study include: Lesley in The Hostage directed by Susan Kennedy, Wolfe in Subterranean; a collaborative short film directed my Peter Mc Dermott, Caesar in Julius Caesar directed by Miriam O’ Meara and Nurse Moriarty in Peter Sheridan’s The Big House.
Adam’s One Man Show The Cycle of an Archaic Rhythm Baby was performed at Smock Alley as part of the Scene and Heard Festival. He also performed in Lost Lane, a concert in aid of Focus Ireland.