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Ulster American


  • Playwright

    David Ireland 

  • Synopsis

    Jay is the American Oscar-winning actor leading a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the English director who will do anything to get noticed. And Ruth is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard. The stage is set for success but when they meet to discuss the play’s challenges and provocations a line is crossed, and their heated discussion quickly escalates into violence.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 August 2018

  • Producer

    Produced by Traverse Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Traverse Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The original production toured to the Abbey Theatre where it opened on 9th April 2019.

Original Cast  
Jay Conway Darrell D'Silva
Leigh Carver Robert Jack
Ruth Davenport Lucianne McEvoy
Production Team  
Director Gareth Nicholls
Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Ward
Deputy Stage Manager Judy Stewart
Company Stage Manager Gemma Turner
Sound & Lighting Technician Tom Saunders
Head of Stage Gary Staerck
Deputy Electrician Claire Elliot
Chief Electrician Renny Robertson
Production Manager Kevin McCallum
Assistant Director Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir
Fight Director EmmaClaire Brightlyn
Composer & Sound Designer Michael John McCarthy
Lighting Designer Kate Bonney
Designer Becky Minto
Costume Supervisor Sophie Ferguson

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Ulster American

  • Year


  • Published By

    Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

  • Address

    50 Bedford Square
    WC1B 3DP

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7631 5600

  • Website

  • ISBN


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.