Druid Debuts 2021

We're delighted to present our annual Druid Debuts, a series of online rehearsed readings of new plays, selected from almost 300 submissions.

And Other Hellish Things by Shane Burke

Thursday 10 June at 7.30pm

When Phil’s house in Galway is flooded, he is forced to move to suburban Dublin to stay with his estranged brother and sister-in-law. His intrusion upon an already strained relationship, amidst a crumbling family-run coffee shop, will have disastrous implications for them all.

Flicker by Róisín Coyle

Thursday 17 June at 7.30pm

Two documentary filmmakers interview the survivors of events that occurred in Dublin in 1994 which resulted in the deaths of several people and accusations of child witchcraft. Each survivor has their own story to tell.

Håber Undone by Catherine Cronin

Thursday 1 July at 7.30pm

Luna was once a well-respected scientist. Now, she has retreated to a research station in a remote part of Northern Greenland where she is pouring the last of her money, health and hope into securing a breakthrough in her climate research. With the arrival of a new guest at the station, and with time and money running out, Luna’s desperation, paranoia and isolation threaten to derail her grasp of reality and her life.

Druid Debut tickets are on sale now for €5 per reading or all 3 readings for €10. When booking tickets for all 3 readings, the discount will be automatically added to your cart.

This year's Druid Debuts will be streamed live on Zoom.

Directors and casts for all three readings will be announced soon.

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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 become 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.

You can read more about our Druid Debuts series and its history here.