PEOPLE

GRACE DYAS

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Grace is an artist, activist, writer, director and actor living and working between inner-city Dublin and Inis Oirr, Aran Islands. She makes theatre, film and large-scale participation projects. Her debut short film, Aftermath, was written, directed and produced with Barry O’Connor and developed with the support of family groups affiliated to the National Family Support Network. As part of her work as an activist she was one of the producers that curated a counter rally to the Pope’s visit in 2018. She is also recognised for publicly speaking out against abuse of power in Irish theatre. Grace creates durational art campaigns to coincide with important social moments. For the centenary of 1916, Grace co-authored It’s Not Over with Barry O’Connor, a piece that posits the reality that the conflict in the North of Ireland is unresolved. For the abortion referendum in 2018, she toured across Ireland to small towns and cities with Not At Home – an archive of women’s experiences of traveling for abortion which she co-authored with Emma Fraser. She has won the Spirit of The Fringe award in 2010 for Heroin which has toured throughout Europe. She was awarded a Google Impact Challenge award to produce HEROIN 2020.

ACTOR

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We Don't Know What's Buried Here Grace Dyas

DIRECTOR

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Heroin Grace Dyas
History Grace Dyas
Rough Grace Dyas
The Family Doireann Coady Grace Dyas

Devised in collaboration with the cast

PRODUCER

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The Family Doireann Coady Grace Dyas

Devised in collaboration with the cast

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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Everybody Loves Sylvia Wayne Jordan Pierre De Marivaux

Adapted from 'La Double Inconstance' by Pierre de Marivaux

ASSOCIATE ARTIST

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I'm Not Here Doireann Coady