Playography is currently undergoing an essential rebuild, technical update and maintenance. All updates are on hold until the rebuild is complete. We are continuing to work hard in the background and are still accepting submissions which will be complete in Autumn 2023. For more information visit ITI's website.


Printer Friendly

Ulster American


  • Playwright

    David Ireland 

  • Synopsis

    Jay is the American Oscar-winning actor leading a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the English director who will do anything to get noticed. And Ruth is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard. The stage is set for success but when they meet to discuss the play’s challenges and provocations a line is crossed, and their heated discussion quickly escalates into violence.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    03 August 2018

  • Producer

    Produced by Traverse Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Traverse Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The original production toured to the Abbey Theatre where it opened on 9th April 2019.

Original Cast  
Jay Conway Darrell D'Silva
Leigh Carver Robert Jack
Ruth Davenport Lucianne McEvoy
Production Team  
Director Gareth Nicholls
Designer Becky Minto
Lighting Designer Kate Bonney
Composer & Sound Designer Michael John McCarthy
Fight Director EmmaClaire Brightlyn
Assistant Director Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir
Production Manager Kevin McCallum
Chief Electrician Renny Robertson
Deputy Electrician Claire Elliot
Head of Stage Gary Staerck
Sound & Lighting Technician Tom Saunders
Company Stage Manager Gemma Turner
Deputy Stage Manager Judy Stewart
Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Ward
Costume Supervisor Sophie Ferguson



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.