Druid Debuts

Each summer, the Druid Debut series features a number of new plays which have been submitted through our New Writing submission window.

Playwrights are given professional support, a director, cast and space in which to develop their script to a rehearsed reading level. After the reading, audience feedback is invited as a means of further development.

Previous Druid Debuts have included:

2023: Drop by Bridgid Galvin, Legacy by Gerry Moynihan

2022: And Tomorrow I’ll Dance With You by Méabh de Brún, The Pendulum Moon by Laura Hennessey DeSena

2021: And Other Hellish Things by Shane Burke, Flicker by Róisín Coyle, Håber Undone by Catherine Cronin

2020: Wall by Edward Lee, The Mouth of the Birch by Shane Mac an Bhaird, How’s Life by Nina Mitrović, An Honest Woman by Erica Murray

2019: Shin-Aid by Eamann Breen, Narcissus by William Dunleavy, Caoimhe, Carl, and the Great Tapir in the Sky by Sionnán Ní Nualláin

2018: You Belong to Me by Rory Nolan, Babysitter by Christian O'Reilly

2017: Bir Tawil by Barry McStay, Furniture by Sonya Kelly*

2016: Shelter by Cristín Kehoe*, In Lipstick by Annie Jenkins

2014: A Boy Called Nedd by Emily Gilmore Murphy, Helen and I by Meadhbh McHugh*

2013: Happy Birthday Jacob by Michael Marshall, Be Infants in Evil by Brian Martin*

2009: Sunday Morning Coming Down by Michéal Donnellan, The Home Front by John O’Donovan

2008: A Lock of Fierce Roars by John McManus, Those Yellow Boots by Maria Elner, A Certain Romance by Stephen Jones

2001: The Welcome by Gerald Murphy, It Just Came Out by Christian O’ Reilly, Learning to Love Doreen Nolan by Owen Dunne, Abeyance by Abbie Spallen, My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron*

2000: The Bower Wall by Paul O’Brien, Desert Places by Paul Kennedy

*Subsequently premiered by Druid

Druid Debuts is supported by Dermot McDonogh and Joan Moroney