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Garry Hynes

Garry HynesDirector: Garry founded Druid in 1975 and worked as its Artistic Director from 1975 to 1991, and from 1995 to date. From 1991 to 1994 she was Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

Druid: Productions include: The Wood of the Whispering, The Shaughraun, Bailegangaire, Conversations on a Homecoming, Lovers Meeting, The Lonesome West, On Raftery’s Hill (Royal Court Co-Production), Sive and Sharon’s Grave.

Abbey Theatre: Productions include: King of the Castle, The Plough and the Stars, The Power of Darkness, Famine, A Whistle in the Dark, Portia Coughlan.

Other Theatre: Productions include: The Man of Mode, Song of the Nightingale (Royal Shakespeare Company); Mr Peter’s Connections (Signature Theatre, New York); Crimes of the Heart (Second Theatre, New York); My Brilliant Divorce (West End); Crestfall (Gate Theatre, Dublin); 16 Wounded (Broadway); A Streetcar Named Desire (Kennedy Center, Washington).

Awards: Garry has received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Dublin (2004), The National University of Ireland (1998) and the National Council for Education Awards (1988). In 1998 on Broadway, she became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for Direction for The Beauty Queen of Leenane. She is a recipient of many other Theatre Awards, including The Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Director (2002) and a Special Tribute Award for her contribution to Irish Theatre in February 2005.

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