Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Contemporary Irish Play Collections

The fifth and final source of information for my research came from collections of Irish plays published in the past couple of years, namely The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Irish Plays: ‘This is just this. This isn’t real. It’s money.’  and Tiny Plays for Ireland.  Both of these collections feature many new and less-produced playwrights […]

Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Dublin Playscripts

During my time in Dublin and in the time since I have been back, I have been working to collect and read play-scripts of shows from after the financial crisis in order to get a broader perspective on the theatrical reaction to the aftermath of the upheaval than just what was presented in my time […]

Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Dublin plays, week two part two

The other two shows I saw during the second half of my time in Dublin were new scripts written for small casts (two and three, respectively) in small workshop spaces. The first of these was Overtime at the New Theatre in Temple Bar.  In all honesty, it was by far the least entertaining show I […]