Ulysses 2.2

1 book. 1 year. 18 artistic experiments.

Marina Carr


The work of multi-awarding winning playwright Marina Carr has been translated into many languages and produced around the world. Her plays to date are Ullaloo, 1989; Low in the Dark, 1991; The Mai, 1994; Portia Coughlan, 1996; By the Bog of Cats, 1998; On Raftery’s Hill, 1999; Ariel, 2000; Woman and Scarecrow, 2004; The Cordelia Dream, 2006; Marble, 2007; 16 Possible Glimpses, 2009; Hecuba, 2015. Her adaptations are Anna Karenina (adapted from Tolstoy’s novel), 2016, and Blood Wedding (a new version of Lorca’s play), 2019. Her plays for children are Meat and Salt, 2003, and The Giant Blue Hand, 2007. Future projects include the premiere of The Boy at the Abbey Theatre and a new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse produced by Hatch Theatre Company and The Everyman in association with Pavilion Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival. Her work has also been produced by the Gate, Druid, Landmark, the Royal Court, Wyndhams Theatre, the RSC, the Tricycle, the MacCarter Theatre and the repertory theatres of San Diego and Milwaukee. She also wrote a new, contemporary translation of Verdi’s Rigoletto for Opera Theatre Company, which toured Ireland in 2015, and wrote an original oratorio, Mary Gordon, as part of a commission for Wicklow County Council that brought together choirs from throughout Co. Wicklow with solo singers and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in November 2016. She is a member of Aosdána and her work is published by The Gallery Press, Nick Hern Books and Faber & Faber.


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