PLAYS
 
Revelations
DAYSHIFT
Tuesday Evening
(following the news)
A Bucket Full of Fire
Voices in the Rubble
Home Game
The Bird Trap
Keep the Home Fires
Burning
Propelled Upright
Waitin 4 Johno
La Pantomime
Bedlam
Lilly & Meabh
Shrine
The Barkhausen
Effect
Dual Cats with One Crayfish
I and the Village
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
El Paso
Visiting Erma
Taxi Light Vigil
Alice & Ian
Mushroom
 
Taxi Light Vigil
Taxi Light Vigil

Taxi Light Vigil. Piccolo Teatro, Milan.

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I and the Village
I and the Village

I and the Village. Offie nomination. Bread and Roses Theatre, London.

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Revelations
Revelations

A world in ashes. A hide-out in the deserted tenements. An old man commits an atrocity. A young man discovers it. Age and treachery is pitted against youth and skill. 3 men. 60 mins. "A promising start to the festival,Revelations takes us refreshingly far from the slowly unfolding family dramas of mainstream theatre here....unsettling brew of childishness, sweetness and silliness but with bared teeth and a wolf's hunger,that makes this play extraordinary." IRISH TIMES ****

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DAYSHIFT
DAYSHIFT

DAYSHIFT follows the adventures of a certain Mr Day as he takes up a new position in a vast, complex organisation. But from the moment he awakes he appears out of harmony with his environment and those he encounters. CAST - 3 men and 2 women. 90 mins "This play, inspired by visionary direction, provides the audience with a relevant and important social critique in a poetic form." www.echeion.it/cinema-e-teatro/trame-dautore-continua/

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A Bucket Full of Fire
A Bucket Full of Fire

A full moon. A deserted well. A bed. 4 men, 2 women and a jumping hamper. 50 mins. "Buoyed by Donohue’s sharp and rhythmic dialogue, this disparate collection of grotesques combines to generate the buildup of a pervasive, unnamable anxiety that lurks right on the edge of the unconscious." IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE "This is a hugely original piece from the pen of Darren Donohue. If you want to be one of the first to see what is sure to become a classic get in there now" LE COOL

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Voices in the Rubble
Voices in the Rubble

Forty years of marriage neatly compressed into forty minutes. 3 men, 1 women. 40 mins. "An original creation… intelligent wit and sharp writing… clever against the grain dialogue… the author directs his own work with clarity and pace, another string to his bow." IRISH TIMES "Donohue’s writing takes fantastic leaps in irrationality. With a pace so frantic and quick, the inadequacy of logic is dragged through the dust and the effect is deleriously entertaining." MUSINGS IN INTERMISSION

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Home Game
Home Game

When Ciaran omits Seamus’s son from the local football team for a home game, it sparks a bitter confrontation between these two men. The play investigates themes of loyalty - to one’s family, community and club. It is also rich with dark humour, weaving a tale of prejudice in small town Ireland. CAST - 2 men. 25 mins. Commissioned by The Abbey Theatre and preformed in The Peacock as part of their HOME series.

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The Bird Trap
The Bird Trap

It’s the first day of Max’s new job. He’s very excited. The only problem is that there’s a human kidney on his desk. The Bird Trap is a hilarious and sinister exploration of the effects of working in an environment where everything is for sale but nothing has value. 4 men, 2 women and 1 boy. 50 mins. “… this darkly comic short play works best at the level of a sinister little folktale… of all the shows I’ve seen, it was the strongest and most original.” IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE

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Keep the Home Fire Burning
Keep the Home Fire Burning

A couple face the horror of losing their home in this absurdist, recession play. CAST - 1 man and 1 woman. 25 mins. Winner of the Audience Choice Award @ Scripts 2013, Ireland's Playwriting Festival.

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Propelled Upright
Propelled Upright

A woman awakes to find herself set adrift upon a ocean of objects. CAST - 1 man and 1 woman. 20 mins. Presented @ Andrews Lane Studio, Dublin as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2005. Produced and published by Lonesome Crowd Theatre Company. "Propelled Upright has very right to be obscure and difficult for twenty engaging minutes." IRISH TIMES

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Waitin 4 Johno
Waitin 4 Johno

Evening. A patch of urban sprawl. A stop sign. Two men pass the time while waiting for the address to a promised house party. This is a wonderfully playful reimagining of Beckett's masterpiece. CAST - 3 men and 1 woman. 40 mins. Presented @ The Crypt, Dublin Castle. Produced by Crooked House Theatre Company.

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Tuesday Evening (following the news)
Tuesday Evening (following the news)

A couple plan their suicide one Tuesday Evening (following the news). CAST - 1 man and 1 woman. "The most successful of the tiny plays are those at either end of the spectrum – the absurdist delights of Darren Donohue’s “Tuesday Evening (following the news)”, or Joseph O’ Connor’s splendidly exuberant opener..." exeunt.com

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