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Homo Sapiens


  • Playwright

    Críostóir Ó Floinn 

  • Setting

    Ar dhá thaobh na mbarraí idir ospidéal meabhairghalair agus an mórbhealach.

  • Synopsis

    The delicate balance between lunacy and sanity is explored in this play. Set on both sides of the bars of a mental hospital, and through the interaction between Billy and Jack, it raises the question of who should be inside or who outside. Jack is weighed down with the worries of the world and can see nothing in front of him but bars and barriers. Billy, on the other hand, see the spaces between those same bars.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Jaic Seán Ó Briain
Billí Gabriel Rosenstock
Production Team  
Director Áine Ó Drisceoil (Anne O'Driscoll)
Lighting Caoimhín Ó Maolmhuire
Sound Bróna Nic Gabhann
Stage Director Michael Scott (2)
Designer Eddie Doyle

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Homo Sapiens

  • Year


  • Published By

    An Gúm

  • Address

    Foras na Gaeilge, 7 Cearnóg Mhuirfean
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    1850 325 325 / 0845 309 8142 (TÉ)

  • Email


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Críostóir Ó Floinn

  • Address

    47 Páirc Arnold, Gleann na gCaorach
    Dún Laoghaire
    Co Bhaile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2854113

Source Of Information

Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ó ghearrthóga nuachta agus ó Stair Dhrámaíocht na Gaeilge 1900-1970 le P Ó Siadhail.