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John is an actor and writer. He has a BA in Drama & Performance from DIT Conservatory Of Music and Drama.
Film and TV work includes the lead role in the award winning feature film Locus Of Control, Two Cats (Mycrofilms), The Professor and The Madman (Fastnet/Icon), Fading Away (Filmbase), Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes (Mycrofilms), Love/Hate (Octagon Films/RTÉ), Swerve (Mycrofilms), Tobias and The Tree (IADT), Zenith (IADT), Republic Of Telly (RTÉ) and Old Fangs (Cartoon Saloon).
Stage credits include The Harvest, Snake Eaters (The New Theatre), Taboo (White Label), Vehicle, The Hellfire Squad, War Of Attrition, Bash, Scratcher, Cannibal! The Musical, Smitten, Trainspotting, Stags and Hens, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (Devious Theatre) Voices In The Rubble, A Bucket Full Of Fire, Konstantin Has Shot Himself (Sheer Tantrum) TEXT| Messages (Project Arts Centre) Silly Bits Of Sky, The Bus (Barnstorm Theatre Company), The Last Lot (Talking Birds), Closed Circuit (Graffiti Theatre Company) and Wild Harvest (Watergate Productions).
Writing for the stage includes Taboo (White Label) and five plays for Devious Theatre including The Hellfire Squad, co-written with Peter McGann (Project Arts Centre, 2016), War Of Attrition (Dublin Fringe Festival/Galway Theatre Festival 2013), Scratcher (The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Vol II), Smitten (Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival) and Heart Shaped Vinyl. He also wrote the community theatre project Bridge Street Will Be (Equinox/Asylum). Adaptations include the Irish stage premiere of Night Of The Living Dead and the PPI Award winning radio version of The War Of The Worlds. He wrote and directed the radio detective serial Vultures (KCLR/Devious Theatre)
Work as a filmmaker includes Smitten (RTÉ Storyland 2016) and episodes of the webcoms Long Dark Twenties and Vultures. He has made three short films Two Cats (Mycrofilms), Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes (RTE Shortscreen /Chicago Irish Film Festival, 2016/IndieCork 2015) and Hot Water Bottle (Cork Film Festival, 2012).
He is a founding member of The Devious Theatre Company in Kilkenny and White Label in Dublin.
www.johnmorton.ie / @mohnjorton