WIS Database of Writers
- Miriam Gallagher
- Dramatist, Short-Story writer
- Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop
- Age Group
- 16 - 18
- Post Primary
- Works in English ONLY
- Tuesday, Thursday
productions & background experience
Fancy Footwork (1997- 2nd Ed. Soc. Irish Playwrights) [Thirteen Plays]
Song for Salamander (2004, Trafford) [A Novel]
Kalahari Blues (2006, Dublin Mirage) [Three Plays]
Pusakis at Paros (2008, Trafford) [Short Stories]
The Gold of Tradaree (2008, Dublin Mirage) [Three Plays]
Green Rain ~ Irish Composers on Stage (2011, Dublin Mirage) [Four Interludes]
A Wasteland Harvest (2014, Dublin Mirage) [Three Plays]
Miriam Gallagher is an award-winning playwright, fiction author and screenwriter. Her work has been staged in Ireland, UK, Europe, USA, Canada, South Africa & Australia. She has worked in professional, prison & community theatre. Her play Fancy Footwork, commissioned for Dublin Theatre Festival, was performed by Mountjoy Prisoners at Focus Theatre. Professional productions of this play took place in London at The King’s Head Theatre, in Chicago at Gaelic Park Irish Fest and Milwaukee Irish Fest and most recently at New York Int. Fringe Festival 2009. Her play, The Gold of Tradaree, produced by Clare Co. Council, was the first play to be awarded under the Per Cent for Arts Scheme. Miriam received Arts Council and European Script Fund Awards for her first feature length screenplay Girls in Silk Kimonos (celebrating the Gore Booth Sisters). Her film Gypsies, which she wrote, co-produced and directed, was screened at Film Festivals in Ireland, UK, Lincoln Center, New York and San Francisco, and also broadcast by Rté. Miriam’s theatre performances include plays by Shakespeare, Lorca, Ibsen, Stoppard, Pirandello, O’Casey, and her one woman play Shyllag. She has given workshops in schools, colleges, universities and prisons. Non fiction work includes Let’s Help Our Children Talk (1977, Dublin O’Brien Press) and commissioned essays for the Irish Times, Irish Medical Times, World Literature Today, Epona, film & educational journals. Her mss are in the National Library and film work in the Irish Film Archive, Dublin.
Size of groups preferred = 10- 15. If possible seating arranged in semicircle with space for dramatising scenes. Content and format will vary on type of visit e.g. whether creative writing or dramatic writing.
Dublin Southside on Tues /Thurs afternoons.
- 53 Upper Beechwood Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6