The Plough and The Stars ran at The Irish Repertory Theatre until June. Michael Mellamphy as Fluther Good (right) and Robert Langdon Lloyd as Uncle P (left). Photograph: Carol Rosegg

Working Abroad Q&A: Michael Mellamphy was born in Ballyfermot in Dublin and brought up in Ballincollig, Co Cork. He lives in New York, where he wo(...)

Meg Hennessy and James Russell in The Shadow of a Gunman. ‘It was through O’Casey that the American public got to know some of the great actors like Barry Fitzgerald, FJ McCormack, Eileen Crowe – actors that were picked up by John Ford.’

As you turn into a quiet street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, the façade of the Irish Repertory Theatre edges into view. The former warehouse (...)

Tom Hanks with the Irish Rep’s co-founders Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly

In the words of Brian Friel, this is a sacred place. It is not a church, and was once a warehouse, but the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York has a f(...)