Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards: Who has been nominated?
From the epic to the intimate, 2019 was a year of outstanding Irish theatre
Aaron Monaghan in The Travels of Jonathan Swift by Conall Morrison, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company
From intimate confessions to an audience of one (Louise Lowe’s Bait) to the rallying of an entire town in the staging of its history (Asylum Production’s The Big Chapel), 2019 was a year of both the epic and the intimate in Irish theatre, if the shortlist for the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards is anything to go by.
The 2019 judges may have come from different backgrounds – literary (Jessica Traynor), academic (Anthony Roche) and cultural philanthropy (Rowena Neville) – but they brought a shared commitment and passion for theatre that saw them travel throughout the country to assess a record 184 shows.