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Enda Walsh – Writer / Director

Enda Walsh is a Tony and multi award-winning Irish playwright. His work has been translated into over 20 languages and has been performed internationally since 1998.

His recent plays include The Same (2017), produced by Corcadorca; Lazarus (2016) with David Bowie; Arlington (2016), Ballyturk (2014), Misterman (2012) produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival; and the operas The First Child (2021), The Second Violinist (2017) and The Last Hotel (2015) produced by Landmark Productions and Irish National Opera. His other plays include Once (2011); The New Electric Ballroom (2009), Penelope (2010) and The Walworth Farce (2006) with Druid Theatre Company; Chatroom (2005) with the National Theatre; The Small Things (2005) with Paines Plough; Bedbound (2000) with Dublin Theatre Festival; and Disco Pigs (1996) with Corcadorca. Most recently Enda wrote the book for the musical adaptation of the 2016 film Sing Street by John Carney which was due to open on Broadway in spring 2020.

For the past 10 years he has been supported by, and shown work at, St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York. He has made an ongoing series of immersive theatre installations, Rooms, with Galway International Arts Festival’s Artistic Director, Paul Fahy – Room 303, A Girl’s Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Office 33A, Waiting Room, Changing Room and this year’s Bedsit.

His film work includes Disco Pigs for Temple Films and Renaissance; and Hunger for Blast and FILM4; and The Last Hotel which was made into a film for Sky Arts, produced by Brink Films, Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera. In 2014, he received an honorary doctorate from NUI Galway.