Canisius Contemporary Writers Series - Vincent O'Neill
Join us at Canisius University for the19th Annual Hassett Reading with Vincent O'Neill
- Limited seating, first come, first served: doors open at 6:30 PM.
- Q and A session and reception will follow the reading.
To watch a livestream, email series coordinator Mick Cochrane, firstname.lastname@example.org: he will email you a link.
Vincent O’Neill trained at the Abbey Theatre School of Acting and later studied with Marcel Marceau for several years in Paris. In the 1980s he served on the drama faculty at Trinity College, Dublin, and was a member of the Abbey Theatre Company, both as an actor and director. In 1989, he co-founded the Irish Classical Theatre Company in Buffalo and served as its Artistic Director for 30 years. He's won Artie Awards as Best Actor (ten times), Outstanding Director, and Outstanding Playwright, and also the Career Achievement Award. He was named Irishman of the Year by the Buffalo News, and later, Citizen of the Year. In 2022 he was honored with a permanent star in the Walk of Fame in Buffalo’s Theatre District.
Founded with a grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation and continued through the Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship Program, the writer series is generously supported today by the Hassett, Scoma, and Lowery Endowments; The National Endowment for the Arts; and with the cooperation of The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Just Buffalo Literary Center, The Center for Urban Education, and Talking Leaves Books.