Irish Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and Producing Director Ciarán O’Reilly are delighted to welcome Neil Pepe, Artistic Director of Atlantic Theatre Company, in the Irish Rep 30th Anniversary Season as Director of Juno and the Paycock. The O’Casey Cycle plays will be directed by Mr. O’Reilly (The Shadow of a Gunman), Mr. Pepe (Juno and the Paycock), and Ms. Moore (The Plough and the Stars).
Neil Pepe, Director, Juno and the Paycock:
Neil’s recent directing credits include the New York premiere of Simon Stephens’ On the Shore of the Wide World, and the world premieres of George Brant’s Marie and Rosetta, Kenneth Lonergan’s Hold On To Me Darling and David Mamet’s The Penitent, all at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York. Broadway credits include the musical, Hands on a Hardbody; the acclaimed revival of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow; and A Life in the Theatre. Off-Broadway credits at Atlantic Theater Company include John Guare’s 3 Kinds of Exile; Moira Buffini’s Dying For It; Jez Butterworth’s Parlour Song, Mojo and The Night Heron; Ethan Coen’s Happy Hour, Offices and Almost an Evening; Harold Pinter’s Celebration and The Room; Adam Rapp’s Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling; Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange; Hilary Bell’s Wolf Lullaby; David Pittu’s What’s That Smell?; Howard Korder’s Sea of Tranquility; Edwin Sanchez’ Clean; Quincy Long’s Shaker Heights. Additional off-Broadway credits include David Mamet’s American Buffalo (Donmar Warehouse, Atlantic Theater Company); Romance, Keep Your Pantheon and School (Center Theatre Group, Atlantic Theater Company); Zinnie Harris’ Further than the Furthest Thing (Manhattan Theatre Club); Jessica Goldberg’s Refuge (Playwrights Horizons); Tom Donaghy’s The Beginning of August (South Coast Repertory, Atlantic Theater Company); Frank Gilroy’s The Subject Was Roses with Martin Sheen (Center Theatre Group); and Eric Bogosian’s Red Angel (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Neil has been the Artistic Director of the award-winning off-Broadway company, Atlantic Theater Company, since 1992.
Ciarán O’Reilly, Director, The Shadow of a Gunman
Producing Director, Irish Repertory Theatre
Favorite directing credits include: The Seafarer, The Dead, 1904, Shining City, Off the Meter, on the Record, The Weir (Calloway Nom.), Banished Children of Eve, The Emperor Jones, (Callaway Award, O’Neill Credo Award, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Nom.), The Hairy Ape (Drama Desk Drama League and Callaway Nom.), Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Drama Desk Nom). Irish Rep acting roles include Da, Juno and the Paycock, Dancing at Lughnasa, Molly Sweeney, Candida, Aristocrats, A Whistle in the Dark, The Shaughraun, and The Irish and How They Got That Way. He appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of A Touch of the Poet with Gabriel Byrne. He has appeared at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and made his Broadway debut in The Corn is Green. Films include The Devil’s Own (starring Harrison Ford), “Law & Order,” “The Irish…and How They Got That Way,” “Third Watch,” “Bored to Death” and “The Knick.” He has been honored three times by Irish America Magazine with the Irish America “Top 100 Irish” Award. This will be his first time directing a Sean O’Casey play for Irish Rep.
Charlotte Moore, Director, The Plough and the Stars
Artistic Director, Irish Repertory Theatre
Recent directing assignments include: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Three Small Irish Masterpieces by William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory and J.M. Synge. New York premiere of Brian Friel’s The Home Place, World premiere of Larry Kirwan’s Rebel in the Soul, Finian’s Rainbow, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative gala, Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory, Juno and the Paycock, and Dancing at Lughnasa. New York stage appearances include A Perfect Ganesh, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Perfect Party, Morning’s at Seven, Private Lives (with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton), and many performances with the New York Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Moore has received two Tony Award nominations, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Drama League Award, the Irish America Top 100 Irish Award, The Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2008 Irish Women of the Year Award. She is the recipient of the St. Patrick’s Committee in Holyoke’s John F. Kennedy National Award, and has thrice been listed as one of the “Top 50 Power Women” in Irish America Magazine. Charlotte was named “Director of the Year” by The Wall Street Journal in 2011. This will be her third time directing The Plough and the Stars for Irish Repertory Theatre.