Jim Culleton

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Matthew Malone in Fishamble’s Embargo, part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

In a meeting room on Denmark Street, a pacifist train driver is describing being tarred and feathered by a nationalist mob during the munitions strike(...)

Conor Hanratty says he found the limits of the Tiny Plays 600-word format “scary but liberating”.

When Conor Hanratty was a teenager, he came upon a documentary that featured clips from the work of legendary Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa(...)

Betty Ann Norton co-directed her theatre school with her husband. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to theatre teacher Betty Ann Norton who died at the weekend. Ms Norton gave her name to one of the Stat(...)

Macnas, whose parades are a core part of their work, receive this year’s special tribute award. Photograph: Brian Arthur

There should have been applause. There should have been cheers. There should have been hugs and kisses and jokes and a few convivial jars after. Inste(...)

The Alternative:  who will save Ireland, on the eve of an in or out referendum? Photograph: Publicis Dublin

THE ALTERNATIVE Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire ★★★☆☆ If you’ve only ever known one reality, how hard is it to imagine the alternative? That’s the sl(...)

A scene from ‘Baoite’

BAOITE Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Until May 25th 2.30pm & 8pm abbeytheatre.ie It’s a rare artist who can find something instructive in fracking, the(...)

Marty Rea and Eileen Walsh in Beginning by David Eldridge at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In a recent Irish Times interview concerning Fishamble theatre company’s project to find a “big, new ambitious play for Ireland”, director Jim Culleto(...)

The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

Camille O’Sullivan and band during their residency at the Irish Arts Center

In a Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a group are discussing their Irishness. DNA testing kits are big in the United States, prom(...)

Kinevane’s performance works like a spell, with the intimate rapport of a responsive solo show

Before             ★★★★ Draíocht, Blanchardstown      &nbs(...)

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