Druid Debuts 2022

Presented as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2022

Druid Debuts is our annual series of rehearsed readings of new plays which have been submitted through Druid’s New Writing programme.

This year’s plays, selected from almost 400 submissions, will be announced shortly.

Druid Debuts offers a unique opportunity to experience brand new plays fresh off the page and to share an open discussion with the writer, director and cast.

Each summer, the selected playwrights are provided with 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 subsequently premiered as full Druid productions including Furniture by Sonya Kelly, Shelter by Cristín Kehoe, Helen and I by Meadhbh McHugh, Be Infants in Evil by Brian Martin and My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron.

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Druid at GIAF 2022

As well as Druid Debuts 2022, Druid will also present The Last Return at this year's Galway International Arts Festival.

A new play by Sonya Kelly, The Last Return is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost.