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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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