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  • Sinead Moriarty, playwright #24HrDub, 2018

    Our first writer profile this year and we discover that we are being used in a weird New-Year's-Resolution-in-December-Experiment. Sinead Moriarty is the author of 12 books published by Penguin. To date, her books have been translated into 25 languages. She has just finished her 13th novel and is delighted to be taking a break from novels and trying her hand at playwriting. This is where The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre comes in. Well you know what they say what doesn't kill ye, makes ye stronger... And if that's not enough she also writes a weekly column for the Irish Independent on subjects ranging from childhood obesity to why men think they are better dishwasher

  • Margaret McAuliffe, 2018 #24HrDub Actor

    Next up in our actor profiles is Margaret Mc Auliffe, an actor, and former Irish Dancer. Margaret’s previous stage credits include; The Humours of Bandon (Dublin Fringe ’16, Fishamble nationwide tour and Edinburgh Fringe ‘17), Anna Karenina (Abbey Theatre), My English Tongue My Irish Heart (Greenshoot Productions for Belfast’s Waterfront Theatre and national tour incl Manchester and London), Jezebel (Rough Magic national tour incl Paris and London), The King’s Feet (Dublin Fringe ’13) Digging for Fire(Rough Magic at Project Arts Centre), Clear the Air (Underscore_Productions at Theatre Upstairs), Broadening (Glassdoll Productions for Dublin Fringe ’12) and Richard III (Fast & Loose at the Chapel, Dublin Castle). 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.

  • Rose Henderson, actor

    If you're a similar age to myself even seeing a picture of Rose Henderson will bring a smile to your face as memories of Saturday morning hysteria at her antics on Pajo's Junkbox come flooding back. No? Well how about this: Rose Henderson played Sister Assumpta in Father Ted, and Biggest Fan in the Daniel O’Donnell ad. Got the giggles yet? There you go now! She wrote and played Mrs. T in Ruby Tuesday, Val in Fair City, Wanda in Snow White at the Gaiety, Breda in Weighing In by Ger Gallagher, Bernie in Boom? by Isobel Mahon and Cepta in Nowhere Fast by Alison Spittle. Coming up in 2018: her Show in a Bag play Take Off Your Cornflakes

  • Clare Monnelly is our first actor to go under the #24HrDub microscope (have we ever had a microscope as a prop? There's an idea!) Clare is an actor and writer who trained at the Gaiety School of Acting. She has worked extensively in theatre with Red Bear Productions, Verdant, the Gate and Druid, and was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for her performance in Livin Dred's Bailegangaire. This year she wrote and performed her debut play Charlie's a Clepto in Axis Ballymun and on tour, and was subsequently awarded the Jim McNaughton Tilestyle Bursary for Commissioned Artists. Screen work includes Rip to the Rescue, Alison Spittle in Ireland, Smitten, Identicals, Scup and three series of International Emmy Award winning

  • Michael Barker Caven, 2018 Director

    And we're back! Continuing our tradition of getting to know the participants in The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin we kick off this year's profiles with Michael Barker-Caven who will be one of our daring directors this year.  And what a director! Currently Artistic Director the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Michael is a ten times Irish times nominee director with over sixty productions to his name and whose national and international work ranges from theatre, to musicals and opera. Career highs include the award winning West End hit Shadowlands; The Bloody Irish! for PBS TV in the US; ten years as Artistic Director of Theatreworks with productions such as Anna Karenina, Richard III and the Irish premiere of Frank McGuinness’ Mutabilitie; among others