Thanks to Tara Flynn’s profile below we know exactly where to send our intrepid costume designers on the big day if they are trying to find geansaís with very long sleeves.
Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself in the style of a chat show host describing your whole complex life in two sentences if you are feeling like a life-affirming challenge.
I’m an actor who fell into comedy by accident and it’s become what I’m best known for, particularly my own satirical YouTube videos like “Racist B&B” and “Armagayddon”. I’ve written two books (“You’re Grand” and “Giving Out Yards” – they’ll change your life) and I perform regularly with Dublin Comedy Improv.
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 SCARED. But very excited. I don’t sleep anyway so it’ll be nice to do that with other people.
When you were a teenager what was your greatest interest?
Reading, hanging out with animals (actual animals, not partying), local drama groups, pulling my sleeves down over my hands, crying.
If you were stuck on a boat with a tiger what play would you act out for him to keep him at bay?
I’d improvise a piece about overcoming hunger through purring, and the power of inter-species friendship.
If you could time travel would you go forward or back and why?
I’d go back to the 80s and tell myself not to stretch out all my jumper sleeves. Also not to worry so much about nuclear armageddon and instead learn more about boats.
Don’t miss Tara Flynn’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.