Gary Duggan

Gary Duggan
Member Type:Member
Can Write in Irish:NO

AMBER, 4 part mini-series for RTE Drama

Three episodes co-written with Rob Cawley, airing in 2012

FAIR CITY, RTE Drama’s flagship soap.

Freelance story-lining.



A devised play created by Gary Duggan and Gavin Logue in collaboration with a cast of six. Staged at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Absolut Fringe 2010.

(supported by Fishamble Theatre Company’s New Play Clinic)


(Anu Productions & Rough Magic Theatre Company, dir. Louise Lowe)

A multi-disciplinary, site specific show, created in collaboration with Owen Boss, Louise Lowe & Jessica Traynor, performed at the Blessington Street Basin for Dublin Fringe Festival 2009

(with support from The Abbey Theatre).

Nominated for Spirit of the Fringe & Winner Best Female Performance


(Pageant Wagon Theatre Company, dir. Alan Kinsella)

Mill Theatre, Dundrum & The New Theatre, Temple Bar, November 2008.

Nominated for Best Theatre Script at 2009 Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild Awards

US production: Fundamental Theater Project & Irish Arts Center (dir. Chris Henry) Presented as part of 1st Irish Festival 2010, New York City.


(Origin Theatre Company, New York, dir. Alyse Rothman)

A short play commissioned as part of an anthology show, END OF LINES, by Irish writers inspired by the New York subway system. Theatre 59E59, New York, September 2008.


(Performance Lab, dir. Louise Lowe)

A multi-disciplinary show, created in collaboration with Owen Boss, Louise Lowe & Emma O’Kane, performed in a disused school in Ballymun, Dublin Fringe Festival 2008.


(The Abbey Theatre [The National Theatre of Ireland], dir. Rachel West)

A short play commissioned for the 20:LOVE season of readings, March 2008.


(Pageant Wagon Theatre Company, dir. Alan Kinsella)

First production: Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival 2006. Subsequently toured to Civic Theatre, Tallaght and The Helix.

Revival Tour in Spring 2007: Axis Theatre, Ballymun, Garage Theatre, Monaghan and Backstage Theatre, Longford.

Revived for a second time at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum in January 2008.

New York reading: Irish Repertory Theatre, May 2007.

Romanian Production: Part of 4X4:URBAN AGGRESSION, Bucharest, Spring 2008 (translation and dir. Veronica Ion).


(Fishamble Theatre Company, dir. Jim Culleton)

First production: Project Arts Centre, Dublin, April 2005. Subsequently toured to Draiocht Theatre, Blanchardstown and Westport Arts Festival 2005.

Revival tour in Autumn 2006: Solstice Theatre, Navan, Mill Theatre, Dundrum and Liverpool Irish Festival, Liverpool, UK.

Winner of The Stewart Parker Trust Award 2006.

UK production: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, November 2007 (dir. Jim Culleton).

Romanian production: Cassandra Studio, Bucharest, in rep since January 2007 (translation and dir. Veronica Ion).

Romanian reading: Sibiu International Theatre Festival, June 2006 (translation by Andrei Marinescu).

New York readings: Origin Theatre Company, NYU Glucksman Ireland House, May 2007. Also: Irish Repertory Theatre, February 2008.

END OF THE LINE, short story for radio commissioned by RTE.

Broadcast as part of RTE Radio One’s Sound Stories on 15th October 2005.
New Media:

HAPPYSLAPPER, a web serial for RTE’s STORYLAND initiative.

Directed by Paul Duane, produced by Screenworks. Commissioned by RTE Drama.

Three episodes (third episode also directed by Gary Duggan)
In Development:


A new full-length play for The Abbey Theatre (National Theatre of Ireland).

Work-shopped December 2009 with director Annabelle Comyn.


A new full-length play for Nerve Ensemble, New York.

Received an Arts Council Commission Award 2009
Awards:The Stewart Parker Trust Award 2006 for MONGED