Mary Kate O Flanagan is an award-winning writer, journalist and story consultant working in the film and television industry. She has designed and delivered training in Storytelling On The Screen across the world. Mary Kate works as a credited co-writer and an uncredited script doctor.
Several of Mary Kate’s projects have been award Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland development funding, including SPARTACUS RISING, a TV series co-written with Gavin Ryan; HEART OF DARNESS, an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novella; and the original feature screenplays MY HUCKLEBERRY FRIEND, AIRLIFT TO BIAFRA and KICKING THE HABIT.
Mary Kate was Ireland’s First Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth. She was also a Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth in Los Angeles and a Champion Storyteller at The Dublin StorySlam. You can hear one of her stories CARRY HIM SHOULDER HIGH on The Moth Radio Hour: https://themoth.org/stories/carry-him-shoulder-high – and on Tik Tok, where it has amassed over one million views – https://www.tiktok.com/@mothstories/video/7245791769315609899
Mary Kate has turned her true-life stories into a piece of theatre, Making A Show of Myself, which she is currently rehearsing for a national tour.