About Nancy Harris
Nancy Harris is an award-winning playwright from Dublin.
Theatre credits include:
Two Ladies, Bridge Theatre, London
The Red Shoes, Gate Theatre, Dublin
Our New Girl, Bush Theatre, London and Atlantic Theater, New York
No Romance, Peacock Theatre, Dublin
Baddies: The Musical, Unicorn Theatre, London
Love In A Glass Jar, Peacock Theatre Dublin
Journey to X, National Theatre Connections
The Kreutzer Sonata, Gate Theatre, London and La Mama, New York
Nancy received The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and The Stewart Parker Award for her debut full- length play No Romance in 2012. She was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. She has also written for radio and television and was nominated for a BAFTA as a Breakthrough Talent in 2014 for her writing on the Channel 4 series Dates.
Druid was founded in Galway in 1975 by Garry Hynes, Marie Mullen and Mick Lally, the first professional Irish theatre company outside of Dublin.
The company’s successes include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, in a co-production with the Royal Court Theatre, which went on to win four Tony Awards, including Best Director for Garry Hynes, the first woman to win an award for directing in the history of the Tony Awards; The Leenane Trilogy (with the Royal Court); DruidSynge – all six John Millington Synge plays in a single day; DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy (2013), a trilogy of Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark and Famine; DruidShakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV (Part One), Henry IV (Part Two) and Henry V in a new adaptation by Mark O’Rowe (2015); and Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett which opened at Galway International Arts Festival (2016) and by the end of 2018 had toured Ireland twice, played at the Abbey Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival and several US cities and prestigious venues including New York’s Lincoln Center.
Druid is a writers theatre with a track record for introducing writers who have gone on to gain outstanding reputations among Irish and international audiences, including Martin McDonagh, Owen McCafferty, Vincent Woods, Abbie Spallen, Gerald Murphy, Christian O’Reilly and Lucy Caldwell. The company has also premiered new plays from writers entering into a highly acclaimed mid-career phase, among whom are Enda Walsh, Marina Carr and Stuart Carolan. Druid continue to nurture new writing through its open submissions and Druid Debuts series. Several Druid Debuts have gone on to full productions, including last year’s double world premieres of Furniture by Sonya Kelly and Shelter by Cristín Kehoe at the Galway International Arts Festival. This year, Furniture toured to 13 counties across Ireland. In 2019, Druid will present a year of new writing, with all work being world premieres by living writers.
Dublin Theatre Festival 2019
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