Deirdre Kinahan

Deirdre Kinahan is an award-winning playwright and a member of Aosdána, Ireland's elected body of outstanding artists.

Her plays include: Outrage (Fishamble, 2022); The Visit (Draiocht, Dublin Theatre Festival 2021); The Saviour (Landmark Productions, 2021); In the Middle of the Fields (Solas Nua DC, 2021); Embargo (Fishamble 2020); Dear Ireland (Abbey Theatre, 2020); The Bloodied Field (Abbey Theatre 2020); Rathmines Road (Fishamble and Abbey Theatre, 2018); Crossings (Pentabus Theatre, 2018); The Unmanageable Sisters, an adaptation of Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2018); Wild Sky (Dublin, 2016); Spinning (Fishamble, 2014); Halcyon Days (Solstice Arts Centre, Co. Meath, and Dublin Theatre Festival, 2012); and Moment (Solstice Arts Centre, Co. Meath, 2009; Bush Theatre, London, 2011).

An explosive drama about how one terrible moment can change lives irrevocably.
An uplifting, bittersweet drama set in a nursing home, celebrating friendship and the human spirit.
A short play about an elderly couple who, trapped in a nursing home, plot a daring escape into the sunshine.
A contemporary tragedy set in small-town Ireland, by one of Ireland's most exciting playwrights.
A funny and furious new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.
A play with live music, waltzing and unexpected connections, exploring how we return, resettle and adapt.
Fraught, funny, and ferocious, a play that challenges the cultural response to accusations of sexual assault.
A play charting the extraordinary shift in social, political and religious life in Ireland over the past thirty years...
A play exploring women's roles in the Irish revolutionary wars, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays c...
A play exploring the extraordinary energy and complexity of events in Ireland in the lead up to the Easter Rising of...
A poetic, bloody and heroic tale of industrial action and civic resistance, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of land...