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Kate Heffernan

1983 -

Writer Kate Heffernan’s In Dog Years I’m Dead (MIRARI Productions) was produced during Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 and was a winner of the 2013 Stewart Parker Trust’s Emerging Playwright Award. In 2014, with MIRARI director Maisie Lee, she produced Hometruths at Dunamaise Arts Centre, a series of short radio plays by, for and about the people of Laois. Kate has worked in diverse roles for the past decade, in varied writing, editing, reading, producing, design, dramaturgical and production capacities for Project Arts Centre, Theatre Lovett, Ten Days on the Island Tasmania, Dublin Theatre Festival, The Ark and Dunamaise Arts Centre. From 2011-2014, she was a producer at Project Arts Centre, working on Project Catalyst: a resource-sharing initiative which supports a diverse group of independent artists in the creation, development and presentation of new work. An Associate Artist and close collaborator with Theatre Lovett, she is also the writer and designer of their acclaimed Trumpeter show programme series. Kate is a participant on Pan Pan’s International Mentorship with Tim Crouch for 2015, investigating Montague, a former hotel on the outskirts of her hometown. She was a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute initiative, from 2018 - 2019.

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
In Dog Years I'm Dead Kate Heffernan
Peat Kate Heffernan

Graphic Design

Play Title Playwright
5 Minutes Later Ellen Flynn
Making a Mark Shaun Dunne

Co-created with Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne.

Restoration Shaun Dunne

Made in consultation with youth workers from the innter-city of north Dublin.


Play Title Playwright
A Holy Show Janet Moran


Play Title Playwright
Bás Tongue Manchán Magan

Set & Costume Designer

Play Title Playwright
In Dog Years I'm Dead Kate Heffernan

Poster Designer

Play Title Playwright
Running + Walking in the Phoenix Park Martin Sharry