Willie White

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The Examination: Willie White in Brokentalkers’  politically sly and artfully provocative piece

THE EXAMINATION Project Arts Centre, Dublin ★★★★☆ The latest work from the seriously irreverent contemporary theatre company Brokentalkers begins wit(...)

Willie White, director of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Willie White is moving beyond it. It isn’t that the artistic director of the Dublin Theatre Festival (DTF) is reluctant to discuss this year’s setbac(...)

In 2017, the festival presented 32 productions, including 21 Irish and 11 international projects. Of the Irish productions 12 were world premieres, a fact that underlines “the festival’s strategic role in supporting Irish theatre artists to create, present and promote new work”, the directors said in their report.

The Dublin Theatre Festival moved back into the black last year as ticket sales recovered and its Arts Council funding increased by 5 per cent, its la(...)

Agricultural science faced a series of detailed questions ranging from soil conditions to sheep rearing. Photo: iStock

Agricultural science students faced a series of detailed questions ranging from soil conditions to sheep rearing in today’s Leaving Cert higher level (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Tom Murphy: “I had the pleasure of presenting Tom with the Aosdána torc in his home in 2017, a great acknowledgment by his contemporaries of his outstanding abilities as a writer”

Many people, from those who worked with Tom Murphy or knew him well to those who had more fleeting contact, have paid tribute to his luminescent work (...)

Willie White,  of Dublin Theatre Festival: The dereliction on O’Connell Street is remarkable. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

I walk down O’Connell Street almost every day. It breaks my heart and frustrates me. What is the centre of the Irish world on St Patrick’s Day, is suc(...)

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minster for Culture Josepha Madigan, and Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture Youth and Sport at the inaugural Creative Ireland Forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwell

National cultural institutions and infrastructure such as the National Library and Abbey Theatre can expect to see their biggest capital investment si(...)

Willie White of the Dublin Theatre Festival: asked whether he was aware of any similar allegations of abusive behaviour in the Irish theatre world, he said: “I simply don’t know.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The directors of Ireland’s leading theatres and theatre organisations have joined together to issue a statement condemning sexual harassment and abuse(...)

Modest resources: Dublin Theatre Festival chief executive Willie White. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dublin Theatre Festival slipped into the red last year due to a 20 per cent drop in ticket sales, its latest accounts show. The company, which is(...)

I had duly filled out my CAO form with the greatest hits: Dentistry, Medicine, Law, Veterinary Science, but in the end I didn’t get within shouting distance of any of them. File photograph: Getty Images

It didn’t feel like a laughing matter at the time, but these days I can look back on the Leaving Cert year with something resembling cheerful fondness(...)

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