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Caitriona McLaughlin

Director

Agent
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Theatre:

Simon Blakey

Caitríona is from Donegal and divides her time between London, Dublin and Derry. She was awarded a Clore Fellowship in 2007 and spent time on secondment to the Royal Court Theatre in 2008/09. During her time there Caitriona developed her dramaturgical skills through artistic script meetings. Having a particular interest in new writing and development she facilitated the inauguration of the Royal Court’s Theatre Local project.

Caitriona is Co-Artistic Director of the Playground Studio London and has taught at a number of drama schools including East 15 and The Lir, Dublin. She has been invited several times as director / dramaturge to LAByrinth Theatre Company’s Summer Intensive in New York.

Caitriona was made an Associate Director at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 2017.

Credits include:

AUTUMN ROYAL                                           2017
Everyman, Belfast

RIDERS TO THE SEA                                   2016
Wexford Opera Festival

THE CRUCIBLE – Arthur Miller                 2016
Mountview at The Arcola Theatre

SHE KNIT THE ROOF                                   2015
Earagail Arts Festival

MONSTERS DINOSAURS GHOSTS – Jimmy McAleavey    2015
The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

‘blistering and hilariously black’ Irish Mail on Sunday
‘…an explosive drama’ The Irish Times
‘…hilarious and touching’ The Irish Independent

LUCK JUST KISSED YOU HELLO – By Amy Conroy           2015
Galway International Arts Festival and the Dublin Theatre Festival

★ ★ ★ ★ – ‘a blistering exploration of masculinity’ The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ – ‘something other than a statement on transgender politics.’ The Irish Times

CROWS ON THE WIRE – By Jonathan Burgess                    2014
Verbal Arts Centre, Londonderry

BUNNY’S VENDETTA – By Darren Murphy                            2013
Blue Eagle Productions
George Farquhar Theatre Festival

KILLERS & OTHER FAMILY – By Lucy Thurber                 2013
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York
Obie award winner 2014

WANT BEEF? – By Sean McLoughlin                                        2013
Abbey Theatre, Dublin

ON THE SUBJECT OF LOVE – By Ken McCormack           2013
Playhouse Theatre, Derry
Part of the UK City of Culture celebrations

THE FACTORY GIRLS – By Frank McGuiness                      2013
Millenium Forum Theatre
Part of the UK City of Culture celebrations
UK & Irish Tour

‘…one of the most professional & poignant plays I have seen. A must see…’ Culture Northern Ireland
‘In a play largely character driven, pacing is paramount and McLaughlin has perfected it.’ Irish Theatre Magazine

THE RECRUITING OFFICER – By George Farquar            2012
Blue Eagle Productions
George Farquhar Theatre Festival, Ireland

A DINNER ENGAGEMENT                                                        2012
Wexford Opera Festival

IRISH BLOOD, ENGLISH HEART – By Darren Murphy    2011
Trafalgar Studios, London
Transfer from the Union Theatre

THE WILD DUCK – By Henrik Ibsen                                       2011
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts,
Part of Bard Summerscape 2011, New York

BOTTOM OF THE WORLD – By Lucy Thurber                    2010
Atlantic Theater Company, New York

JUDGEMENT DAY – By Ödön von Horváth                         2010
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts,
Part of Bard Summerscape 2010, New York

‘Caitriona McLaughlin has devised a visually striking production’ The New York Post
‘A gifted and talented young director….’ Hudson Valley News
‘McLaughlin has managed to make this small story epic…’ Rural Intelligence

STILL, THE BLACKBIRD SINGS – By David Duggan        2010
The Project
Dublin & Irish Tour

THE SHADOW BOX – By Michael Cristofer                        2006
Southwark Playhouse, London

MASKS & FACES                                                                        2006
Finborough Theatre, London

PETE ‘N ME – By Tim Marriott                                              2005
New End Theatre, Hampstead

Call Simon to discuss Caitriona or other Directors

+44 (0)20 7727 1346