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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.


Job Title Company
Artistic Director Tall Tales Theatre Company


Play Title Playwright
Attaboy, Mr. Synge! Deirdre Kinahan
Bé Carna Deirdre Kinahan
Bogboy Deirdre Kinahan
Dear Ireland I Blindboy Boatclub Dermot Bolger Pom Boyd Sinéad Burke Karen Cogan John Connors Carys D. Coburn Kit de Waal Shaun Dunne Iseult Golden Stacey Gregg Sarah Hanly Nancy Harris David Ireland Thomas Kane Byrne Colm Keegan (2) Sonya Kelly Deirdre Kinahan Emmet Kirwan Darach Mac Con Iomaire Manchán Magan Aoife Martyn Owen McCafferty Rosaleen McDonagh Frank McGuinness Meadhbh McHugh Una McKevitt Phillip McMahon Andrea Molino Gina Moxley Jimmy Murphy Zoe Ní Riordáin Edna O'Brien Eva O'Connor Joseph O'Connor (1) John O'Donovan (2) Mark O'Halloran Jody O'Neill Shane O'Reilly Margaret Perry Ursula Rani Sarma Arthur Riordan Ciara Elizabeth Smyth Abbie Spallen Feli Speaks Keith James Walker Enda Walsh Michael West Carmel Winters Zhu Yi
Embargo Deirdre Kinahan
Halcyon Days Deirdre Kinahan
Home Theatre (Ireland) Clare Barrett (1) Robbie Blake Bryan Burroughs Carys D. Coburn Jeda de Brí Finbarr Doyle Shaun Dunne Fionn Foley Sorcha Fox Nancy Harris Roisin Ingle Sonya Kelly Deirdre Kinahan Gavin Kostick Louise Lewis Marc Mac Lochlainn Sharon Mannion Fiona McGeown Paul Mercier John Morton Elaine Murphy Colin Murphy Little John Nee Eva O'Connor Natalya O'Flaherty Jody O'Neill Feli Speaks Duke Special Tom Swift Neil Watkins
Hue and Cry Deirdre Kinahan
Knocknashee Deirdre Kinahan
Maisy Daly's Rainbow Deirdre Kinahan
Melody Deirdre Kinahan
Moment Deirdre Kinahan
Passage Deirdre Kinahan
Rathmines Road Deirdre Kinahan
Rebecca's Robin Deirdre Kinahan
Rum and Raisin Alice Barry Deirdre Kinahan
Spinning Deirdre Kinahan
Summer Fruits Deirdre Kinahan
The Snow Child Deirdre Kinahan
The Tale of the Blue Eyed Cat Deirdre Kinahan
Tiny Plays for Ireland Dermot Bolger Niamh Creely Michael Cussen Evan Lee D'Alton Darren Donohue Rachel Feehily Ronan Geoghegan Antonia Hart Mark Hennessy Deirdre Kinahan Rosaleen McDonagh Sean McLoughlin Adrienne Michel-Long Gerald Murphy Colin Murphy Ciara Ní Chuirc Rory Nolan Joseph O'Connor (1) Ardal O'Hanlon Karl O'Neill Jody O'Neill Michelle Read Gregory Rosenstock Jesse Weaver Michael West
Wild Sky Deirdre Kinahan


Play Title Playwright
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