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  • Alan Howley in a production still from SCORE by Breach & Quinn. September 2015

    Today we caught up with Alan Howley who is a "Sometime actor, full time dad. A DYTer from the mid 1980s (ouch!)." After his time in Dublin Youth Theatre Alan went on to study performance at Dartington College of Arts, Devon. What has Alan being doing since? "Have worked as an actor since about 1990, mostly in theatre but recently am best known as Eoghan O'Brien from Fair City." Aha! That's where we know that face from :) You can find Alan online on Twitter @BreachandQuinn - we asked him to tell us more about Breach & Quinn:  "I'm one half of Breach & Quinn - our show SCORE was at Fringe in 2015 as well as around the country and

  • Stefanie Preissner is no stranger to The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. Stefanie is in the unique position of having acted (2013), written (2014) and now she'll be cracking the whip as a director in 2017. Stefanie is on the Twitter and had a big hit toward the end of 2016 as creator of Can't Cope/Won't Cope which starred #24HrDub 2017 newbie Seána Kerslake. Will we see them paired up again at The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin? It's all to play for in the casting room at about midnight next Saturday! Stefanie is described as The Voice of Her Generation but is quick to point out that it's a generation of

  • IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT AND I FEEL HUNGRY by FIONA LOONEY Directed by ALAN KING | Assistant Director AINE O'HARA Starring PAULINE McLYNN, STEFANIE PREISSNER, and MARIE RUANE

    Fiona Looney who describes herself "Writer, dreamer, big goose. Patron saint of aul' wans." has been here before. She wrote It's the end of the world and I feel hungry in 2013 which was directed by Alan King and included Stefanie Preissner in the cast. They are also both returning this year as an actor and director respectively so it will be like a grand reunion or group therapy. One or the other. You can follow Fiona on Twitter. We asked Fiona what left the greatest impression on her back in 2013, "The most challenging part was when my body started wondering why I was in Temple Bar on a Saturday night at 3am and I wasn't drunk.  Also the bit when

  • Steve Gunn & Alan Howley in Fair City

    Next up we got in touch with Steve Gunn who introduced himself to us "My name is Steve and I like theatre and films and telly and music and books and tea." Oh there will be tea thanks to our good friends in Cobalt Cafe on North Great Georges St. and DYT GM Ella Daly. A Diploma in Hot Tea Making* is automatically conferred on any General Manager of Dublin Youth Theatre. You can occasionally find Steve on Twitter and Instagram. You might know him from a television show called "Fair City"...? We asked him if he had participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate before and he replied  "No." and

  • Fiana Toibin was a member of Dublin Youth Theatre in the 1980s and she has certainly spread the good name of the organisation since. She has performed on Broadway, had roles in TV hits like The Sopranos, Law and Order and most recently Boardwalk Empire. We asked Fiana to introduce herself, "I'm an actor, a DYT member (in the 80s) a Dubliner, a New Yorker, a foodie, a mammy and a film buff." Fiana told us that this was her first time to get involved in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. She said,  "I can't wait to see what the playwrights come up with in such a short time."