Michael Colgan

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Catríona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley, Phillip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke in discussion at Speak Up & Call It Out, at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“As theatre artists we understand the complexity of human interactions. Our role is to explore relationships, to reflect society back to itself – and (...)

Catriona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley,  Philip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke at the Speak Up & Call it Out event at   Dublin’s Liberty Hall. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Michael Colgan “has a case to answer” to the theatre community, the chairman of the Gate Theatre, Peter Crowley, has said. Speaking at the Speak Up &(...)

Michael Colgan: achieved success at the Gate by force of personality and ego. Picture: Matt Kavanagh

Amy Conroy walked onstage at last month’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards with a large elephant under her arm. When her co-presenter Claire Barrett a(...)

Gate board review has found its former artistic director Michael Colgan has a “case to answer” in relation to dignity at work, inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power. He denies these findings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new code of behaviour to protect Irish theatre practitioners is being drawn up following an independent review of allegations of harassment at the G(...)

 Michael Colgan: rejected outright allegations of sexual harassment. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

The following is the full text of the section of the report into the behaviour of the Gate theatre’s former artistic director, Michael Colgan, which d(...)

Michael Colgan: report states his behaviour included putting himself in too close proximity to staff and creating excuses for physical contact; making comments of a sexual nature to actresses; telling personal stories of a sexual nature; rubbing backs and placing “hand on knee while typing”.

The former artistic director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, has a “case to answer” over alleged sexual harassment, according to a long-awaited r(...)

The Gate Theatre’s former artistic director Michael Colgan denied being a bully, shouting at staff or using profane language, in the review into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power against him. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Gate Theatre’s former artistic director Michael Colgan “rejected outright allegations of sexual harassment” made against him in the findings of a (...)

 Eleanor Methven, who won  the special tribute award for 2017, and Emma Jordan, winner of best director, at The Irish Times  theatre awards on  February 25th at the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

John Logan’s 2009 play Red starts with a simple question to which there is no obvious answer: “What do you see?” The speaker is Mark Rothko, the famo(...)

Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan. Gaye Cunningham’s report found he had ‘a case to answer’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The author of a report into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power by the Gate Theatre’s former artistic director, Michael Colgan, (...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: 'The theatre community has an opportunity to be leaders in eradicating sexual harassment, assault, discrimination, gender pay inequity, and all the other humiliating, awful plagues we endure. This is a golden moment for Irish theatre.'

I left Ireland for myriad reasons. I needed to leave, to try on new things, to breathe different air, to be in a different pond with different fish, t(...)

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