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Declan Gorman


Declan Gorman has been involved in professional theatre since 1985. He was co-founder of Co-Motion Theatre company (with Joe O'Byrne) and appeared as an actor in many of their productions. He was Theatre Director at the City Arts Centre from 1990 to 1995 where he produced and developed new independent and community drama. He has also directed many concerts and spectacles for community and human rights occasions, including the anti-racism parade, Féile Fáilte (1997), for Calypso Productions and In His Own Words (1997), an international concert for Ken Saro Wiwa. Gorman was appointed artistic director of Upstate Theatre Project in 1997. Plays not listed in the Irish Playography include 'I Love Mullaghmatt' (2008), a community drama project commissioned by Monaghan County Council under the Percent for Art Scheme and 'The Common People'(2011), funded by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Artistic Director Bachelors Walk Productions


Play Title Playwright
At Peace Declan Gorman
Epic Declan Gorman
Hades Declan Gorman
The Countrywoman Elizabeth Kuti
Adapted from Paul Smith's novel The Countrywoman, first published in 1961.
The Green Fool Declan Gorman Patrick Kavanagh
The Weavers Declan Gorman Gerhart Hauptmann
Translated and adapted from Gerhart Hauptmann's (1862-1946) The Weavers.

Production Manager

Play Title Playwright
Departed Joe O'Byrne
Gerrup! Joe O'Byrne

Executive Producer

Play Title Playwright
Frank Pig Says Hello Patrick McCabe Patrick McCabe
Adapted from his novel 'The Butcher Boy'.


Play Title Playwright
The Ghost Of Saint Joan Joe O'Byrne
The Táin Bó Cuailgne Joe O'Byrne
An adaptation of the Gaelic myth.

Sound Designer

Play Title Playwright
The Green Fool Declan Gorman Patrick Kavanagh

Assistant Producer

Play Title Playwright
This Old Man Gerard Lee