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Being A Playwright


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The Corn Mill Theatre is delighted to launch our Writing For The Theatre Workshop series with award-winning Playwright Deirdre Kinahan. Over three days we will explore the elements of being a playwright and provide opportunities for new and emerging playwrights to develop their own stories.
We have two events over three days, open to anyone in the amateur drama space.

Being A Playwright

Being A Playwright on Saturday 30th October, 2-7pm. Booking: €15
This will be an interactive afternoon with Deirdre exploring what it is to be a playwright. Members of The Corn Mill Theatre will perform three short pieces from Deirdre’s work to illustrate elements of scriptwriting. Deirdre will delve into the many elements of piecing together a script, including character development, plot points, themes, and production fundamentals.
A special guest will be interviewing Deirdre also and providing an opportunity for an interactive question and answer session.
Refreshments will be served. Attendees are also welcome to attend our showing of ‘Windows’, The Corn Mill Theatre’s One Act play on stage at 8pm, after the playwright event.

Playwright Deirdre Kinahan

Deirdre is an award winning playwright and a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s elected body of outstanding artists.
Recent work includes: The Saviour (Landmark Productions 2021) ‘In the middle of the fields’ (Solas Nua, Washington DC 2021), Embargo (Fishamble 2020), Dear Ireland (Abbey Theatre 2020), The Bloodied Field (Abbey Theatre 2020), The Unmanageable Sisters (Abbey Theatre 2018/19), Rathmines Road (Fishamble Y Abbey Theatre 2018), Crossings (Pentabus UK 2018), Wild Notes (Solas Nua DC 2018), Renewed (Old Vic London 2018).
New Projects include: Fallen (opera) - Meath County Council, Creative Ireland and Belfast Ensemble, Ettie (Musical) - Irish Arts Centre New York, The Visit Draiocht & Dublin Theatre Festival, OUTRAGE an Irish Civil War Commemoration Play - Meath County Council and Fishamble, GRACE - Landmark Productions.
Deirdre is an Associate Artist with Meath County Council Arts Office, her plays are translated into many languages, published by Nick Hern Books and produced regularly in Ireland and on the International stage. Representation: Lily Williams, Curtis Brown, London.



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