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Q&A with Barbara Bergin, Writer, #24hrDub 2015

Barbara Bergin is a multi-talented theatre maker appearing in such diverse productions as Fair City, Intermission and The Van. She also wrote the IFTA award winning Love is the Drug and co-wrote and directed TV3’s On the Couch with Gary Cooke. This year Barbara is one of our six writers and the Q&A below that her feelings about THE 24 HOUR PLAYS runs the whole gamut from inspiring to terror. She’s a #24hrDub veteran: heed her words.

Barbara Bergin
Barbara Bergin

Have you taken part in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS before?

Yes, I’m a #24HrDub veteran! I performed in Pants By Gina Moxley in 2013. It was directed By Jose Miguel Jiminez, assisted by Joseph Ryan. Cast was myself, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Declan Conlon, and Keith Duffy. Singing Penney’s Christmas Jingles…

What was the highlight of your previous experience?
Getting through it.

What is the most memorable dramatic experience you have had, and why?

Not for public consumption. Trust me.

When did you first know you wanted to be involved in the performing arts?

I didn’t have a eureka moment but I do remember at 16 years of age, clock-watching in a boring shop job. I knew then I didn’t want to spend my life wishing time away.

Who (living or dead) would you most like to work with?

Bette Davis.

Tell us a little about your next big project.

It’s still gestating.

What are you anticipating the most about THE 24 HOUR PLAYS?

Blinding flash of divine inspiration. Failing that, pure terror.

Sum up your feelings about THE 24 HOUR PLAYS in five words or less!

Can’t wait for February 2nd.

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