Deirdre Kinahan is a Dublin-based playwright and theatre producer who founded and ran Tall Tales Theatre Company for 15 years and is currently a board member of Theatre Forum Ireland. Deirdre wrote her first play in 1999 when a group of women at Ruhama Women's Project asked her to write a play about their lives as prostitutes. Be Carna was widely regarded as a powerful debut. Her play Moment played at the Bush to critical acclaim and sell out audiences in 2011 whilst her latest play These Halcyon Days won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival 2013. Her new play Spinning opened at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2014. Deirdre has also been part of the Open Court season at the Royal Court with a play about the Irish economic crisis.


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Artistic Director Tall Tales Theatre Company


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The Unmanageable Sisters Deirdre Kinahan Michel Tremblay


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Melody Deirdre Kinahan
Passage Deirdre Kinahan


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Chance Maeve Ingoldsby Lisa Keogh Jennifer Mooney Jody O'Neill

Displacement by Jennifer Mooney; Foreign Affairs by Jody O'Neill; Even Clean Hands Cause Damage by Lisa Keogh; No One's Being Eaten by Sharks by Maeve Ingoldsby