Dylan Gray was the winner of the Verity Bargate Award 2017 for Citysong, subsequently co-produced by Soho Theatre, the Abbey Theatre, and Galway International Arts Festival. His other plays include Boys and Girls (Best New Writing Award at Dublin Fringe 2013, and Stewart Parker Trust Award nominated), Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane (Dublin Fringe 2015), Blackcatfishmusketeer (Dublin Fringe 2016, subsequent UK and Chinese tours). Short work includes Me, Sara for the Abbey Theatre’s Priming the Canon programme, ALASIALIAS for Paines Plough’s Come To Where I’m From, and Our Mother, My Daughters for Draíocht Blanchardstown’s HOME Theatre. Work with young people is a major strand of his practice; he is the author of ‘Ask Too Much of Me’, written for the NYT ensemble (Peacock Theatre 2019); this is a room…, written for Dublin Youth Theatre (Dublin Theatre Festival 2017); he is currently under commission to write HandToMouthToMouthToHand for the National Theatre’s Connections 2022 programme. He is the librettist, with Annemarie NíChuirreáin, of Michael Gallen’s opera Elsewhere, which premiered on the Abbey Stage in 2021, and the sole librettist of Horse Ape Bird, an INO and Music Generation cocommission, by David Coonan.

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