Jim Nolan was the founding Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company. He was formerly a Writer in Association at the Abbey Theatre and Theatre Artist in Residence at Garter Lane Arts Centre. His plays, including Moonshine, The Salvage Shop, Blackwater Angel, Sky Road, Brighton and Dreamland have been presented throughout Ireland, in the UK, the US and Canada. Jim has worked as a writer and director with some of Ireland's leading theatre companies, including Barnstorm, Field Day, Rough Magic and the Abbey Theatre. Dreamland was nominated in the categories of Best New Play and Best Supporting Actor in the 2014 Irish Times Theatre Awards and his most recent play, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, opened at Garter Lane at Easter, 2016. Jim is a member of Aosdána and his plays are published by Gallery Press.