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Aoife Spillane-Hinks hopes the impossibility of #24HrDub will liberate her

Aoife Spillane-Hinks, Directtor
Aoife Spillane-Hinks, Directtor

50% of our directors this year are female. Aoife Spillane-Hinks is 30% of those and she is a big Instagram fan. You can find her there or on Twitter or Facebook.

Or maybe you would like to see how she works from start to finish? All over 24 Hours? If so, we have a very few of our VIP Weekend Passes left which would allow you to join us on Saturday night for our Meet and Greet where the Creative Team and the Crew meet for the first time. This initial part of the event is facilitated by Philip Naudé and Kelcie Beene-Cooper of The 24 Hour Play Company. The writers, directors and actors all introduce themselves, presenting a prop and a costume item and telling us about a (hidden) talent and one thing they have never done on stage. It is fascinating to see what tidbits at this event end up on stage, sometimes in a surprisingly nuanced fashion. If you think you would enjoy coming along to this part of the experience click here to book a VIP Weekend Pass today.

Back to the bould Aoife!

Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself as your granny would.

I am a theatre director who lives in Dublin, and works in Ireland, the US, and the UK. I was born in New Haven, CT, and have lived in Ireland for 9 years.

Have you participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre before? If yes what is your fondest/ most nightmare causing memories? If no what are you looking forward to/ terrified of?

I’ve never participated in the 24 Hour Plays in aid of DYT before. I’m looking forward to being liberated by the sheer impossibility of the task. I’m terrified of having director’s block.

If you could change one thing about theatre in Ireland what would it be? Woah! #Deep

I would make it so it was more possible to have rigorous, honest, and generous conversations about each other’s work. And I’d get theatre people to see more work outside of their own styles and sensibilities.

What if your favourite app and why?

Instagram. I like taking photos, looking at pictures of my friends, laughing at jokes and memes, and bingeing on the Kardashians.

Stage or screen? Why?

Screen. I like breathing and sweating along with the actors.

Don’t miss Aoife Spillane-Hinks’s contribution to The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. Book your ticket now and see you on January 31 in the Abbey Theatre.

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