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  • Caitríóna Daly, writer

    Caitríóna Daly is one of our team of seven writers this year. You can find her on Twitter @caitrionadaly and on Medium where she is "typing and shouting." A multitasker so. Last November Caitríona wrote "Test Dummy" which premiered in Theatre Upstairs last November and included Caitríona Ennis in the cast who is one of our valiant actors this year. Test Dummy was nominated for two Irish Times Theatre Awards last Saturday (Best Actress and Best New Play) so we are honoured to have Caitríona and Caitríona on board. Caitríóna describes herself as "28. Female. Dublin. Reading. Writing. Laughing. Drinking. Loving. Malcolm Tucker." To save you all the trouble this will explain why "Malcolm Tucker."  As I can't see the video as my YouTube is in

  • Aliens directed by Una McKevitt

    Meet Una McKevitt, one of our six directors this year. You can find out more about Una on her website www.unamckevitt.com. Her production company, UMCK Productions, is committed to making art disguised as entertainment. Definitely our cup of tea! We thought it might be fun to ask all our participants a few searching questions so they can swot up on each other before the big day and so you can have an idea of the emotional baggage they are bringing to the weekend. To kick off we asked Una how her granny might describe her and she responded "41 year old juvenile delinquent." We swiftly moved on from that for fear of legal action and asked her what she is most looking forward

  • Noelle Brown, writer

    According to her teachers in school "Noelle is completely switched off when it comes to maths" Ever creative, Noelle Brown, one of our 2017 #24HrDub writers has found a solution to this terrible problem. "Thankfully I now own a state of the art calculator, have some very maths savvy friends and have never needed algebra as an actor or writer.......so far!" Acting since 1987, Noelle took to writing and directing for theatre in 2002. In 2012 she was shortlised for the PJ O'Connor Radio Drama Awards. In 2013 her play, Postscript, co-written with Michèle Forbes, was nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award and Bewleys Little Gem Award. Discussing The 24 HOur Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre

  • Tryst

    Next up in our series of interviews with #24HrDub volunteers (woops nearly wrote victims!) is Finbarr Doyle. Finbarr most recently appeared in Sickle Moon Production's 2016 Dublin Fringe Festival show "Tryst" which was nominated for the Fishamble Best New Writing Award and selected to be included in Oberon Publishing's Fresh Cuts: A selection of plays from Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 & 2016 You can find out more about Finbarr's company which he set up with Jeda de Brí in 2012 at sicklemoonproductions.com or their Facebook page. Firstly we asked Finbarr to introduce himself. Like many greats before him (Conor McPherson, Willie White, and my long suffering husband) Finbarr told us that Dramsoc in UCD  was where he got his start in the dramatic arts.

  • Caroline Morahan and Jay Duffy in THe 24 Hour Plays: Dublin 2015

    Jay Duffy is a two time #24HrDub veteran so while he may appear young and innocent I reckon he is going to be the go to guy when you're freaking out about not knowing your lines on Sunday afternoon, fellow actors! If you would like to know a bit more about what Jay has been doing apart from The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate then have a gander at his agency profile or you can follow him on Twitter. When Jay introduces himself we sense that his parents might have aspirations for their son to have a sporting career, "My name is Jay Duffy. Born Jordan after the basketball