Maeliosa joined Druid Theatre Company in 1978 and has been at the forefront of much of the recent surge in outstanding new Irish writing. As Artistic Director of Druid he collaborated with the poet Vincent Woods on the creation of At The Black Pig’s Dyke which toured to all the world’s major theatre festivals. As an actor Maeliosa has been involved with the premier productions of the work of Martin Mc Donagh, including The Lonesome West which won several Olivier awards on the West End and was also nominated for 4 Tony awards on Broadway. As co- founder of O’Punksky’s Maeliosa directed their inaugural production Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.
Maeliosa has just taken out a post graduate degree from Syd Uni in performance studies and teaches at N.I.D.A, ACTT and UWS Nepean.