International Friends of Druid event in New York

An event in Manhattan to mark the New York run of DruidO'Casey, hosted by the International Friends of Druid

23 October 2023

There was a strong Irish presence in downtown New York earlier this month when the International Friends of Druid, led by Galway native Paul Keary (CEO, Teneo) gathered to celebrate Druid’s visit to New York as part of their international tour of hit show DruidO’Casey.

Guests at the event on Friday 13 October, held at Glucksman Ireland House on Washington Square Park, included the Irish Ambassador to the United States Geraldine Byrne Nason, Irish Ambassador to the United Nations Fergal Mythen, philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman, author Colum McCann, and journalist Donie O’Sullivan.

The International Friends of Druid are a group of people based around the world who support Druid’s ambitious plans by organising and attending events that coincide with the theatre company’s extensive international touring.

This New York event by the International Friends of Druid follows previous events in New York as well as events in other cities around the world including Boston, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

DruidO’Casey is a play cycle of Sean O’Casey’s three best known plays, The Plough and The Stars, The Shadow of a Gunman and Juno and the Paycock. The production premiered at Galway International Arts Festival in July, followed by tours to the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, NYU Skirball in New York, and University Musical Society in Ann Arbor (Michigan), where it just concluded its run this past weekend.

DruidO’Casey broke box office records for the theatre company’s Irish tour and has been critically acclaimed, earning five-star reviews from The Observer, Financial Times, The Stage and the Irish Mail on Sunday, and a Best Director award for Garry Hynes from the UK Theatre Awards.