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Dan Colley is a writer and director with a particular focus on devised ensemble work, theatre-for-young-audiences and large-scale spectacle. He has previosuly held positions as: Artistic Director of Collapsing Horse (2013-19) and Co-Artistic Director of the Kilkenny Cat Laughs comedy festival (2017-19). His work has been nominated for Irish Times Theatre Awards (A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings and Lost Lear). Work not listed here includes: Danse Macabre (a large-scale processional street theatre piece for Macnas). His work has toured to the UK, US, Canada and the Netherlands. Dan was awarded the Arts Council’s Next Generation Bursary Award in 2016. He is Theatre Artist in Residence in the Riverbank Arts Centre, a member of the Project Arts Centre, and on the board of the Dublin Fringe Festival.


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Associate Producer


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The Aeneid Dan Colley Virgil


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The Grown-Ups Nicholas Kelly


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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Dan Colley Manus Halligan Genevieve Hulme-Beaman Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Black Wednesday Gavin Kostick
Distance from the Event Eoghan Quinn
Human Child Dan Colley
Lost Lear Dan Colley

Written by Dan Colley, with the company, after Shakespeare

Monster/Clock Eoghan Quinn
The Aeneid Dan Colley Virgil
Written with John Doran, Manus Halligan Aoife Leonard, Maeve O'Mahoney and Karl Quinn.
Twenty Fifty Dan Colley Fionnuala Gygax


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To Space Niamh Shaw


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The Water Orchard Eoghan Quinn