News and Evens


Inaugural NUI Galway Theatre Season launched - details here.

Druid Academy Launched - details here

Abbey Theatre PhD Fellowships - details here


Druid-NUI Galway Masterclasses 2014

Wednesday 2-4pm



Theatre Skill

12 February


Maureen Hughes

Casting/ Auditions

19 February

Garry Hynes


26 February

Francis O’Connor

Set Design

5 March

Marie Mullen



12 March

Mark O’Rowe/

Thomas Conway

Playwriting/Literary Manager

19 March


Barry O’Brien/

Sarah Lynch/Craig Flaherty

Stage Production

26 March

Paul Keogan

Lighting Design

2 April

David Bolger


Physical Theatre




Our Graduates    


Congratulations to Kate Costello, recently appointed the new director of the Galway Theatre Festival. Kate teaches devising on the BA Connect in Performing Arts Studies and the BA in Drama, Theatre and Performance.

Please support Mephisto Theatre Company's production of ECLIPSED this August.  The cast features Teresa Brennan (BA Connect in Theatre graduate), Catherine Denning (BA Connect student) and MA in Drama and Theatre graduates Siobhán Donnellan, Zita Monahan, Emma O'Grady and Liz Quinn. Mephisto's last Galway production was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award, so this one should not be missed!

MA in Drama graduate Drew Dunlap is presenting PROOF by David Auburn at the Town Hall Theatre. The production also features Aoife Corry, First Year BA in Drama and Theatre student.


8 January 2013. Congratulations to Liz Quinn (MADT 2012), who has been included in Fishamble's TINY PLAYS FOR IRELAND for 2013. The show runs at Project Arts Centre in March 2013. Full details from the Fishamble websiteThe show also features new work from NUI Galway graduate Henry Martin. 


7 January 2013. Please support THEATREClub's THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON VOL. 3 at Project Arts Centre in Dublin. Two of the shows are from MA in Drama Graduates. Find out about MADONNA by Meadhbh Haicéid here.  Martin Sharry's new showLOOKING FOR WORK is also part of the programme, as is Mary Conroy's show GLOWSTICK.


3 January 2013. The new season at the Town Hall Theatre has been announced, and we are delighted to see so many contributions from NUI Galway staff and alumni, including Max Hafler's production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Mephisto's GRENADES, new work from Fregoli, and I AM MARTIN SHARRY. The full programme may be viewed on