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Veronica Coburn


Author, performer and director, Veronica Coburn was a founder member of Barabbas Theatre Company. She is the author of Clown Through Mask –The Pioneering Work of Richard Pochinko As Practised By Sue Morrison, a book on the art of the red nose, written in collaboration with world-renowned teacher of Pochinko Clown Sue Morrison. Veronica was Artist in Residence in Draíocht Arts Centre for three years, 2012–2015. The focus of her residency was the building of Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir. She is programme director of Tenderfoot, The Civic Theatre’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students. A book, Tenderfoot–Plays By & For Young People, was published in 2015 in association with South Dublin Library. Work not listed on Playography includes: The Lehane Trilogy with Ruth Lehane (Best Female Performer, Dublin Fringe Festival 2012); Bernarda’s House (a red nose retelling of Lorca’s classic play, Dublin Fringe Festival 2014); this is a room… (Dublin Youth Theatre, in collaboration with Dylan Coburn Gray, Dublin Theatre Festival 2017); and Mayday (RTÉ Radio Drama, winner of Prix Europa/Radio France & Twentyseven).


Play Title Playwright
Bernarda's House Veronica Coburn Federico García Lorca
Blowfish Veronica Coburn
Break Amy Conroy
Car Show 3 Various authors.
Cyrano Veronica Coburn Edmond Rostand
Eternal Rising of the Sun Amy Conroy
God's Gift John Banville Heinrich von Kleist
a new version of Heinrich von Kleist's Amphitryon
Granuaile Pirate Queen Gabrielle Breathnach Veronica Coburn
Hairdresser in the House Written by Barabbas (Raymond Keane and Veronica Coburn)
I'm not ADHD...I'm BOLD! Georgina McKevitt Jacinta Sheerin
Levin & Levin Aideen Wylde
Luca Luca was written and devised by Veronica Coburn and Raymond Keane with creative contribution from performers Eoin Lynch and Amy Conroy. The character Luca emerged during the devising process of …tanks a lot! with Raymond Keane and Judy Hegarty Lovett.
Maisy Daly's Rainbow Deirdre Kinahan
Melody Deirdre Kinahan
Moby Dan Veronica Coburn
Sick Dying Dead Buried Out Devised by Barabbas... the company
Sweet About Me Jacinta Sheerin

Assistant Director

Play Title Playwright
Love-Child Gerard Stembridge