Ollie West as ‘Hamnet’. Photograph: Ste Murray and Jason Booher

About two years ago, Bush Moukarzel, the writer and co-director of Dead Centre, went to meet Ollie West, an 11-year-old boy from a theatrical family, (...)

Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon of Broken Talkers. Photograph: Drragh Kane

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon of Brokentalker(...)

Playwright and actor  Bush Moukarzel.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Bush Moukarzel has added to the contributions (...)

Playwright Deirdre Kinahan
The Arc, part III: La Reine Claude
  • Stage
  • October 5, 2014, 18:01

In this, the third part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Deirdre Kinahan follows on from Enda Walsh and(...)

Playwright Enda Walsh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
The Arc, part two: La Reine Claude
  • Stage
  • October 1, 2014, 17:02

In this, the second part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Enda Walsh takes up the gauntlet thrown by To(...)

Setting the scene: Tom Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Times, in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, has devised the Arc, a project that will see a group of playwrights contribute to a play(...)

Gavin Quinn. Photograph: Eric Luke

The nominees for best director at this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards don’t mean to sound ungrateful. But none of them are entirely sure (...)

Lippy The Lir *****“Context is everything,” says a lip-reader when explaining the rules of interpretation. What does it say about Bush Moukarzel’s uni(...)

Theatre maker Bush Moukarzel (left) and playwright Mark O’ Halloran. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘You need to try this, Mark,” says the theatre maker to the playwright. Bush Moukarzel is standing in the middle of a room strewn with mounds of shred(...)