Niamh Lunny, Abbey Theatre head of costume, preparing a costume worn by Bob Acres played by Tom Vaughan Lawlor in The Rivals by  Sheridan. It forms part of the Performance Ireland 1904-2014 exhibition at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Scrapbooks kept by Lady Gregory, hundreds of set and costume designs, and an original prompt script for Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars are am(...)

NUI Galway theatre and drama studies students Mollie Ball as Maria (left) and Aoife Corry as Yerma  during rehearsals for ‘Yerma’. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Classic Spanish and contemporary British drama, Greek tragedy and Irish street carnival are themes of NUI Galway’s first theatre season, which opens o(...)

Open letter: Dylan Farrow. Photograph: Frances Silver via New York Times

A couple of years ago I was involved in a casual act of censorship. I was writing a piece for an arts organisation about contemporary performance and (...)

Garry Hynes, artistic director of Druid; Prof Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway and  Marie Mullen, Druid at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin  for the launch of the Druid Academy

nDruid goes to collegeNUIG is further capitalising on its role in theatre and drama education, cementing its relationship with Galway’s Druid Theatre,(...)

Keith Duffy, Garry Hynes and Aisling O’Sullivan in Galway for the first day of rehearsals for Druid’s “Big Maggie” by John B Keane in February 2011. Hynes is to become adjunct professor at NUIG.

Druid Theatre and NUI Galway (NUIG) are to deepen their long relationship with a new “Druid Academy” to train the “theatre-makers of the future”.Tony-(...)

  “In one of the afternoon sessions on the subject of archives, Patrick Lonergan of NUI Galway drew gasps from the audience.  He was relating how many women playwrights had had new plays performed on the main Abbey stage since 1940. The figure was just three, with five plays (three of which were by Marina Carr alone), although there have been some 500 productions in that time.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The second day of the Abbey Theatre symposium, entitled the Theatre of Memory, took place yesterday. “Making History: Artists and the Past” was the ti(...)

Back in 2000, Declan Hughes published one of the most important essays yet written about contemporary Irish drama. Adopting a trenchant tone from t(...)