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#24HrDub Director David Horan tells his teenage self to lighten up

Happy New Year! We’re back and it’s 2016 and David Horan, one of our six directors this year, is our first profile of 2016. This has actually been ready to go since 2015 but I was distracted by a very attractive mince pie.

You can find out more about David here.

Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself as if you are being introduced as a guest facilitator at a DYT workshop.

David Horan, Director
David Horan, Director

Hi, I’m David Horan. I’m a freelance theatre director. I run Bewley’s Cafe Theatre and teach acting technique at the Lir Academy.

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?

No. I’m really looking forward to my first time!

If you could give your teenage self a piece of advice what would it be?

If I gave my teenage self any advice, he’d take it way too much to heart, use it as a rod to beat himself with for years afterwards and be ruined by it. He needs to lighten up.

What theatrical experience has had the biggest impact on you?

Amadeus. It was the first time I saw a story where, to my 14-year-old mind, the bad guy won. I felt physically sick for days afterwards.

Describe the craziest costume you have ever worn. [I had to wear a waistcoat on stage once. I’m still scarred.]

Full dog costume for a WH Auden anti-war play called The Dog Beneath the Skin. I think my costume was a bit literal tbh. Couldn’t breathe.

Don’t miss David Horan’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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