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  • 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

  • Colm Keegan, one of our team of intrepid overnight 24 Hour Plays: Dublin writers, shared this on Facebook this evening and is happy for me to share here. An inspiration. It was mad to spend a whole night writing, the sounds of a drunk Temple Bar floating into the room - part of me freaking, knowing that the show had sold out, knowing that the focus was gonna be mad intense - part of me saying fuckit, just do what you want, just tell a bleeding story. So I did. I built up a tense story that hung on one single gag - one gag that came to me as if someone had whispered it into my ear. And I

  • 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

  • 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