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Pat McGrath (never Patrick) – his answers raise ALL the questions

Pat McGrath, one of the actors taking part in #24HrDub 2018,  has made a small living appearing in many films and playing in theatres and halls throughout Ireland as well as visits to Spain, Poland, London and Finland. At the Edinburgh Festival 2000, he won a Herald Angel. In 2013 Pat wrote and appeared in […]

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Jeda de Brí is afraid she’ll catch the 24 hour bug. Wait that’s sounds wrong…

Jeda De Bri is a director whose credits include: The Egg is a Lonely Hunter (Nominated: Little Gem Award, First Fortnight Award & Fishamble New Writing Award, Dublin Fringe 2017), All honey (Winner: Fishamble New Writing Award, Dublin Fringe 2017), TRYST (Nominated: Fishamble New Writing Award, Fringe 2016.) Mimes in Time (Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Dublin […]

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Luke Griffin, #24HrDub actor, looking forward to living the nightmare.

Luke Griffin, one of our actors in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate, responded to our questions in a series of tweets and snaps. Or maybe they are haikus. Either way, it suits me just fine. Four days before Christmas with no mince pies made, […]

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Mark O’Brien ran away with the circus in his head. Now for the circus outside his head!

Our next director in the hot seat is Mark O’Brien. Mark is the Director of axis, Ballymun. Theatre directing credits include; for axis, ‘Bang Bang’, ‘Tea Chests and Dreams’ and ‘The Parting Glass’ by Dermot Bolger (touring nationally and Internationally), ‘Glimmer’ by Joe Flavin, ‘Stór’ by Ciaran Taylor, ‘The Good Father’ by Christian O’ Reilly, ‘Cleaners’ […]

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Órla Mc Govern, #24HrDub writer, has a well toned “seat of the pants” muscle. Perfect!

Órla Mc Govern is a proud ex-DYT-er and one of the #24HrDub 2018 writers. Always great to welcome our alumni back for this crazy show! Now based in the Wild West, she is a performer and writer. Her plays have been performed on a moving barge, in a forest, and in a brewery (as well […]

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Sinead Aideen Maria (yes she was obsessed with Sound of Music) Moriarty

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 […]

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#24HrDub Playwrights! Margaret Mc Auliffe will make you an omelette if you write her a good part

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 […]

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Rose Henderson, 2018 #24HrDub actor and all-Ireland Skipping Champ.

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 […]

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2018 #24HrDub Actor Clare Monnelly loves “getting to play pretend for a living”

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 […]

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“Anything was possible if you let your imagination run free” Michael Barker-Caven, director 2018

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 […]