Playwright and director, and one of the SHC Fellows for 2021, Enda Walsh joined lecturer in Creative Writing Aislínn Clarke in conversation, to discuss his work and his writing life.
Enda Walsh is a Tony and multi award-winning Irish playwright and director. His work has been translated into over 20 languages and has been performed internationally since 1998.
His recent plays include Sing Street (2019); an adaptation of Max Porter’s Grief is the Thing with Feathers (2018) for Complicité in association with Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival; The Same (2017), produced by Corcadorca; Lazarus (2016) with David Bowie; Arlington (2016), Ballyturk (2014), Misterman (2012), all co-produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival; and, with Donnacha Dennehy, the operas, The Last Hotel (2015) and The Second Violinist (2017) for Landmark Productions and Irish National Opera.
In an ongoing project he has made six installations, called collectively ‘Rooms’, with Paul Fahy and GIAF: Room 303, A Girl’s Bedroom, A Kitchen, Bathroom, Office 33A, Waiting Room and Changing Room. In 2014, he received an honorary doctorate from NUI Galway.