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Conor McPherson

1971 -

Conor McPherson was born in Dublin. He attended UCD where he began to write and direct plays for the college Dramsoc. After university he was involved in setting up Fly By Night Theatre Company in 1992, which went on to produce many of his early plays. His numerous awards include a Stewart Parker award, a Meyer Whitworth award and a George Devine Award (both for St Nicholas, 1997), an Olivier Award for Best Play, the Evening Standard award and the Critics' Circle Award (all for The Weir, 1999). Shining City was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2006; The Seafarer was nominated for a Tony, Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Play (2007-8); and the Night Alive was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Play and won the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play (2014). For his film I Went Down, he won the best screenplay award, best new director award and a jury prize at the San Sebastian film festival. His plays have been produced on the West End and Broadway and have been translated into several European languages. Earlier works by Conor McPherson include Taking Stock (1989), Michelle Pfeiffer (1990) and Scenes Federal (1991). All three plays were produced by the UCD Dramsoc and are therefore not listed here.

Assistant Director

Play Title Playwright
The Stars Lose Their Glory Conor McPherson


Play Title Playwright
This Lime Tree Bower Conor McPherson