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  • Jeda de Brí, Director, 2018

    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 Fringe 2016 - Nominated: Little Gem Award), Cirque Des Reves (Smock Alley & Bewleys Café Theatre). Busy so! We are delighted that she had 24 hours to spare for Dublin Youth Theatre: it's gonna be aces! Her short film Procession will shoot in March 2018 as part of The Irish Film Boards Short Stories Scheme. In April TRYST will return for a full run

  • 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, I'm happy with less to edit! Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself as your granny would. I’m Luke Griffin. I’m from Kells, Co. Meath. 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? This is my first

  • Mark O'Brien, Director

    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’ by Colm Maher, ‘Waiting for Elvis’ by Eileen Gibbons,  Other work include ‘Shorts’ (Fishamble), ‘Jack Fell down’, (Team) ‘The Welcome’ (Druid), ‘Pass the Parcel’ (The Ark), ‘Sparkleshark’ (Draiocht), ‘Hype’ (Broke Theatre Co.),‘The Oresteia’ (Galloping Cat), ‘A Soldiers Tale’ (Co-Opera). Mark also practices as a composer / sound designer and has facilitated theatre workshops nationally and internationally. Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself

  • Writers & Directors 2018

    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 as in numerous ‘regular’ spaces too!). Órla teaches and performs improvised theatre around the world, which stretches her ‘seat of the pants’ muscle. When she’s not doing those things or telling stories, she occasionally assists her good friend Mrs. Nellie Murphy in the noble pursuit of craic. Órla’s first book of Folk Tales is due for publication by History Press in 2018. Introduce yourself

  • 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