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Loughlin Deegan


Loughlin Deegan’s first play, 'The Stomping Ground', was a finalist in the National Association of Youth Drama's Stage-it competition and was subsequently produced by Red Kettle Theatre Company, who also commissioned and produced his second play, 'The Queen and Peacock' in 2000/2001. Other work includes a one-act play, 'One Man Down', for Macra na Feirme and a short film, 'A Ferret Called Johnny', for Rough Magic Films. He has worked for various theatre companies including Druid and the Belltable Arts Centre as well as for Rough Magic, where he worked as literary mangager and later as executive producer (2003-2006). For the Irish Theatre Institute he was editor of the Irish Theatre Handbook and director of the Irish Playography Project from 2000-2003. Between 2006-2011 he was the Artistic Director and CEO of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival. In 2011, he was appointed the first Director of The Lir, Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Art.

Venue Jobs

Job Title Venue
Artistic Director The Lir

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
The Queen and Peacock Loughlin Deegan
The Stomping Ground Loughlin Deegan

Company Manager

Play Title Playwright
Boomtown Arthur Riordan Declan Hughes Pom Boyd


Play Title Playwright
Improbable Frequency Arthur Riordan Bell Helicopter
A musical with Book and Lyrics by Arthur Riordan, and Musical Composition and Sound Design by Bell Helicopter.
Take Me Away Gerald Murphy
The Bonefire Rosemary Jenkinson
The Sugar Wife Elizabeth Kuti
Words of Advice for Young People Ioanna Anderson

Literary Manager

Play Title Playwright
Midden Morna Regan
Shiver Declan Hughes