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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


Annie Ryan


Originally from Chicago, Annie trained as an actor at the Piven Theatre Workshop from the age of 12 and at 18 became a member of Chicago's famous Commedia company, New Crime. She received a BFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. These combinded vocabularies formed the foundation of her work with The Corn Exchange, founded in 1995. Over the years, the company's practice and style has grown and morphed, greatly influenced by the wonderful invention and talent of the company's ensemble players. Annie has directed all of the company's productions to date, including modern classics, adaptations and original works created in collaboration with writer Micheal West, of which she is most proud.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Artistic Director The Corn Exchange


Play Title Playwright
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing Annie Ryan Eimear McBride
Adapted from the 2013 novel of the same name.
Car Show Various authors.
Car Show 2 Various authors.
Car Show 3 Various authors.
Dublin by Lamplight Michael West
In collaboration with the company.
Dubliners Michael West Annie Ryan James Joyce James Joyce
Everyday Michael West
Written in collaboration with the company
Foley Michael West
Freefall Michael West
In collaboration with the company.
Lolita Michael West Vladimir Nabokov
Adapted from Vladimir Nabokov's screenplay of his own novel.
Man of Valour Michael West
Rudolf the Red David Boyd (2)
The Fall of the Second Republic Michael West

Created by Michael West and Annie Ryan.

The Misfits Annie Ryan Arthur Miller
The Seagull Michael West Anton Chekhov
A translation of the original play by Anton Chekhov