Gate Theatre appoints Thomas Conway as New Work Manager
The Gate Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Conway to the position of New Work Manager.
Thomas is a dramaturg and drama tutor. He has taught drama at many third-level institutions, including Trinity College Dublin, University of Galway and The Lir: National Academy of Dramatic Art.
During his time as literary manager with Druid he gave dramaturgical support to world premières by Tom Murphy, Enda Walsh, Stuart Carolan, Lucy Caldwell, Meadhbh McHugh and Nancy Harris and to revivals of plays by Eugene O’Neill, Martin McDonagh, Sean O’Casey, Tom Murphy, Shakespeare (adapted by Mark O’Rowe) and Samuel Beckett, among others. He also adapted Shakespeare’s Richard III.
He has edited The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Irish Plays (2012), bringing into print for the first time the work of Amy Conroy, Mark O’Halloran, Philip McMahon, Lynda Radley, Una McKevitt and Grace Dyas. He has edited two volumes of plays by Tom Murphy: DruidMurphy: Plays by Tom Murphy (2012) and The Mommo Plays (2014).
Dramaturgy for independent theatre makers and choreographers includes work with Michael Keegan-Dolan, Pan Pan Theatre Company, Una McKevitt, Dick Walsh, and Painted Bird—the latter an ongoing collaboration with director, Fiona McGeown, to investigate women’s experiences throughout 20th century Ireland.
He has been a tutor at Drama League of Ireland’s Summer School and has given workshops to drama groups all over Ireland.
We’re looking forward to having Thomas in this new role on our team!