Director Caitríona McLaughlin and writer Dylan Coburn Gray: ‘I’m always struck by how many people say the city comes through in the play,’ says Coburn Gray. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

To begin at the beginning. For years Dylan Coburn Gray’s father would quote one playfully circuitous line from Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s transc(...)

Winner of the Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary and Residency 2017-18 Amy Conroy (centre) with co-directors of the IrishTheatre Institute Siobhan Bourke and Jane Daly. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Playwright and actor Amy Conroy has been awarded the 2017-18 Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary and Residency, which allows time, physical resources a(...)

 Playwright Dylan Coburn Gray with Pat Donlon

For those with a script idea in the attic, or on the hard drive, now is the time to dust it off and flesh it out quickly. Wednesday November 8th is th(...)

Willie White, artist director of the Dublin Theatre Festival blowing the 60th anniversary candles with Lynn Parker  (Rough Magic, Melt ), Ollie West (from  Hamnet), Grace Cathal (from Girl Song) and Sean McGinley (from King of the Castle, Druid). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Launching the 60th anniversary programme of the Dublin Theatre Festival, its director Willie White surveyed the 31 productions and pointed out “there (...)

Maeve O’Mahony v the world in Jericho

★★★★ Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Powercourt Centre, Dublin  There’s a reason Malaprop’s engaging new show can’t seem to get started – its chosen sub(...)

Liz Roche Company Wrongheaded Project Arts Centre, September 11th-16th; iti.ms/2c6ZdZM Who are you? The choreographer Liz Roche, the spoken-word (...)