Karen Cogan trained as an actor at RADA. She is also a playwright whose plays include: The Half Of It (Dublin Fringe Festival, 2017; nominated for five Fringe Awards and winner of the First Fortnight Award; winner of the 2018 Stewart Parker Award); and Drip Feed (Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe 2018; shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award).

She was one of the playwrights chosen for Fishamble’s A Play For Ireland initiative 2018/19.