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Paul Mercier


Paul Mercier was a founding member and artistic director of the Passion Machine theatre company. His plays have received numerous awards such as the Harvey's Irish Theatre Award for Best New Irish Work, The Sunday Independent Arts Award, The Sunday Tribune Arts Award, The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and an Edinburgh Fringe First Award. His 1998 Dublin Trilogy received the Evening Herald/ Dublin Theatre Festival Award for Best Irish Production and The Irish Times/ ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Production. He has written and directed two award-winning short films for Brother Films, 'Before I Sleep' and 'Lipservice'. A former Irish teacher at Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack, he directed the hit Irish-language teenage series 'Aifric' for TG4. 'Sétanta', a co-production by the Abbey Theatre and Fibín Theatre Company and directed by the author, won the BBC Irish language award at the 2012 Stewart Parker Trust Awards.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Artistic Director Passion Machine


Play Title Playwright
Dorothy Graham Reid

Music Composed by

Play Title Playwright
Drowning Paul Mercier

Assistant Production Manager

Play Title Playwright
Nora Barnacle Maureen Charlton

Lighting Designer

Play Title Playwright
The Birdtable Brendan Gleeson