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CELIA DE FRÉINE

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Celia de Fréine is a poet, playwright and screenwriter who writes in Irish and English. Four of her plays have been awarded Duais an Oireachtais for best full-length play: Anraith Neantóige; Cóirín na dTonn; Tearmann; and Meanmarc. The first three of these plays were published in a collection, entitled Mná Dána, by Arlen House in 2009. In 2012 Arlen House published a further three of Celia's plays, Desire : Meanmarc, Cúirt an Mheán Oíche : The Midnight Court, and Plight: Cruachás. In 2013 Beholden was given a rehearsed reading at the National Gallery of Ireland and the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, and in 2012 Present was given a rehearsed reading at the Pavilion Theatre – both as part of Pavilion Playwrights 8 X 10. In 2009 the Abbey Theatre commissioned her short play Casadh. In 2004 Anraith Neantóige was produced by Aisling Ghéar. Another play Nára Turas é in Aistear was produced in 2000 by Amharclann de hÍde. In 2007 the Dublin Shakespeare Society produced a revised version of Celia's 1982 translation and dramatisation of Brian Merriman's The Midnight Court as part of their centenary celebrations. She now divides her time between Dublin and Connemara.

PRODUCER

Play Title Playwright
Luí­se Celia de Fréine

IMAGERY DESIGN

Play Title Playwright
Luí­se Celia de Fréine