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DARREN DONOHUE

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Darren is an award-winning Irish playwright and poet. His plays have been produced in Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York.

Darren's plays and readings for the Abbey Theatre include Home Game, El Paso, The Barkhausen Effect, Home-from-Home. Other plays include, Dayshift (Tramedautore Theatre Festival – Milan, Festival on the Crisis PIIGS - Barcelona), Voices in the Rubble (Rapid Lemon Productions, Baltimore), Tuesday Evening(following the news) (Fishamble), A Bucket Full of Fire (Sheer Tantrum/Pandora), The Bird Trap (Three Streets Theatre Company), Keep the Home Fires Burning(Comedians Theatre Company)Revelations, Propelled Upright (Dublin Fringe Festival) Waitin 4 Johno (Crooked House), Bedlam (Dublin Theatre Festival). ‘Dual Cats with One Crayfish’ recently received a staged reading at Irish Repertory Theatre (NYC). ‘Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks’ will receive a staged reading at the Keegan Theatre (Washington DC) in 2018.  Eva’s Echo will produce the Irish premiere of ‘Daytshift’ @ Town Hall Theatre in November, 2018.  

His plays are published by the Irish Theatre Institute, Stagescripts UK and New Island Drama.

Darren’s poetry was nominated for a Hennessy Literary Award in 2012, 2014, 2016 and he will be writer-in-residence at Carlow College in 2019.