Conor McPherson Biography (1970?-)

Born July, 1970 (some sources cite 1971), in Dublin, Ireland; father, a business and accounting teacher. Addresses: Agent: Curtis Brown Group, Ltd., Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP, England; and William Craver, Writers and Artists Group International, 19 West 44th St., Suite 1410, New York, NY 10036.

Nationality
Irish
Gender
Male
Occupation
Playwright, director, actor
Birth Details
1970?
Dublin, Ireland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Director
  • Dublin Carol, Royal Court Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 2000, then Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City, 2003
  • Film Director
  • Saltwater, Artificial Eye/Buena Vista Ireland, 2000
  • The Actors, Miramax, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Loser in nightclub, I Went Down, The Shooting Gallery, 1997
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • Endgame, Channel 4, 2001, then PBS, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Dermot, Fergus's Wedding, 2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage Plays
  • Taking Stock, 1989
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, 1990
  • Scenes Federal, 1991
  • A Light in the Window of Industry, Fly by Night Theatre Company, 1993, International Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 1993
  • Inventing Fortune's Wheel, Fly by Night Theatre Company, Firken Crane Centre, Shandon, County Cork, Ireland, 1994
  • The Stars Lose Their Glory, Fly by Night Theatre Company, 1994, International Bar, Dublin, 1994
  • The Good Thief (one-act monologue; originally titled The Lightof Jesus), Dublin Theatre Festival, Fly by Night Theatre Company, City Arts Centre, 1994, later Jose Quintero Theatre and Forty-Five Bleecker Street Theatre, both New York City, 2001, published in This Lime Tree Bower: ThreePlays, Nick Hern Books, 1996
  • Rum and Vodka (one-act monologue), Fly by Night Theatre Company, City Arts Centre Theatre, Dublin, 1994, then Ohio Theatre, New York City, 2002, published in This Lime Tree Bower: Three Plays, Nick Hern Books, 1996
  • This Lime Tree Bower, Dublin Fringe Festival, Fly by Night TheatreCompany, Crypt Theatre, Dublin, 1995, then Bush Theatre, London, later Primary Stages Theatre, New York City, 1999, published in This Lime Tree Bower:Three Plays, Nick Hern Books, 1996
  • St. Nicholas (one-act monologue), Bush Theatre, 1997, then PrimaryStages Theatre, 1997, published with The Weir, Nick Hern Books, 1997
  • The Weir, Royal Court Theatre Company, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs and Ambassadors Theatre, London, 1997, then Gate Theatre, Dublin, and Dukeof York's Theatre, London, both 1998, later Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1999, published with St. Nicholas, Nick Hern Books, 1997
  • Dublin Carol, Royal Court Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 2000, then Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City, 2003, published in Conor McPherson: Four Plays, Nick Hern Books, 1999
  • Come On Over, Dublin Theatre Festival, Gate Theatre, 2001, published in McPherson Collected Plays 2, Nick Hern Books
  • Port Authority (fifteen monologues), Gate Theatre Company, New Ambassadors Theatre, London, 2001, published by Nick Hern Books, 2001
  • 3 Plays by Conor McPherson (includes The Good Thief, This Lime Tree Bower, and Rum and Vodka), Belt Theatre, New York City, 2004
  • McPherson's plays have also been produced in repertory and regional theatres throughout the United States.
  • Screenplays
  • I Went Down, The Shooting Gallery, 1997, published by Nick Hern Books, 1997
  • Saltwater (based on his play This Lime Tree Bower), Artificial Eye/Buena Vista Ireland, 2000
  • The Actors, Miramax, 2003
  • Radio Plays
  • Concerning Communication, also produced on stage at 1992 International Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 1992

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Dramatists, Sixth edition, St. James Press, 1999
    Periodicals
    • American Theatre, July/August, 1998, pp. 20-23
    • Detour, May, 1997
    • Irish Times, July 2, 1998
    • Playbill, May 31, 1999, p. 12
    • Variety, July 26, 1998, p. 49
    Electronic
    • Theatremania.com, http://www.theatremania.com, April 12, 2000; February 19, 2003

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