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Thoughts on Homer and the Making of Gym Swim Party by Gavin Kostick
Posted by Gavin Kostick in > Interviews > Stage & Screen

Gavin Kostick writes about Gym Swim Party, a contemporary riff on the Trojan story set on a particularly epic day in Dublin which he has co-created and which will premiere...

Reflecting on Burt Reynolds by Wayne Byrne
Posted by Wayne Byrne in > Interviews > Stage & Screen

When Burt Reynolds passed away on September 6th, 2018 I was three-quarters way through the final draft of what would become my new book, Burt Reynolds on Screen. That morning...

The Maternity Monologues by Catherine Higgins-Moore
Posted by Catherine Higgins-Moore in > Interviews > Stage & Screen

Today American women are 50 percent more likely to die in childbirth than their mothers. The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. Suicide is...

Indie Film Going Strong: Graham Jones’ ‘Sunshine Ukulele’
Posted by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin in > Interviews > Stage & Screen

Graham Jones is an award-winning Irish filmmaker who made his first feature film How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate in 1997, his second Fudge 44 in 2005, The Green...

What Makes Great Drama? A Triple Bill of Plays from Neil LaBute and Louis CK
Posted by Liza Michael & Robbie Byrne in > Interviews > Stage & Screen

As part of the 14th International Gay Theatre Festival, Momentum Acting studio are putting on a series of three plays by Neil Labute (The Possible and Strange Fruit) and Louis...

Playwright Honor Molloy on Irish Rep’s “Crackskull Row”
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In 2016’s 1st Irish Festival, Nancy Manocherian’s The Cell raised the splintering roof with Honor Molloy’s Crackskull Row, a one-act play soaked to the bone with rough and tumble memories...

Horrible Happenings Down Below The Reservoir

Graham Tugwell is an Irish writer of short, strange fiction and an incredible novel FOLD (currently seeking a home). Over eighty of his stories have been published across five continents....

When Story Connects: A Dream of Dying On Stage in Edinburgh
Posted by Treasa Nealon in > Stage & Screen

It is an overwhelming feeling when you sit in a theatre and experience the words that you wrote come to life onstage. It makes all the late nights, bouts of...

Honor Molloy: Hearing Voices
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“If we had tried to get into the arts by the traditional route,” Marie Mullen, the co-founder with Garry Hynes in 1975 of Galway’s Druid Theatre, said recently, “neither of...

Inside Story: McKee’s Masterclass by Niamh O’Connor
Posted by Niamh O'Connor in > Stage & Screen

Robert McKee is every bit as ferocious as he must have been in his prime when he managed to instill the dramatic principles of ancient Greece into hardened Hollywood execs. I...