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May 14 2019

Druid theatre company says it will produce only new plays in 2019

New writing ‘has to be nurtured and taken care of’, says artistic director Garry Hynes

Druid, the theatre company with an international reputation for its innovative stagings of classics, from Shakespeare to Beckett to Tom Murphy, is dedicating 2019 to producing only new plays, aiming to “develop and widen the boundaries around the existing canon and to build the appetite and audiences for new writing”.

In three weeks the Galway-based company goes into rehearsal for the world premiere of Epiphany by Brian Watkins, in association with Galway International Arts Festival, where it will open in July. The Brooklyn-based writer is a “serious new voice”, according to Garry Hynes, Druid’s artistic director.

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