Stagecraft: Deirdre Kinahan, Playwright of “The Saviour”

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.


Deirdre Kinahan, Playwright of “The Saviour”

Irish Repertory Theatre presents
Landmark Productions
World Stage Premiere of
The Saviour

By Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by Louise Lowe

With Marie Mullen and Jamie O’Neill

July 1 – August 13, 2023

DEIRDRE KINAHAN (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright. She is a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s elected organisation of outstanding artists. Deirdre collaborates with artists and theatres all over the world, is literary associate to Meath County Council, and has a large canon of regularly produced plays to her credit. Deirdre is published by Nick Hern Books. Best known plays include: The Unmanageable Sisters, Rathmines Road, Moment, Halcyon Days, Bogboy, Hue & Cry, Melody, Spinning and her Irish Revolutionary Trilogy Wild Sky, Embargo and Outrage. Deirdre works predominantly with the Abbey Theatre, Landmark Productions and Fishamble Theatre Company in Ireland but also collaborates with theatres in the UK (Bush, Old Vic, Pentabus, Royal Court), Europe (Stadt Theater Mainz, Ateneum Warsaw), and America (Irish Repertory Theatre, Solas Nua, Irish Arts Center, Studio Theatre DC, Steep Theatre, Irish Theatre of Chicago). Recent works include The Saviour for Landmark Productions & Irish Repertory Theatre 2023, An Old Song Half Forgotten for the Abbey Theatre & Sofft Productions 2023, In the Middle of the Fields for Solas Nua Washington DC 2021, The Visit for Draiocht & Dublin Theatre Festival 2021/22, Bloody Yesterday 2022 for Glass Mask Theatre. Deirdre has a number of new theatre and screen projects in development, and years of experience as a producer and enjoys curating or participating in multi-genre artistic projects for Meath County Council and other national festivals/events.

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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