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Lisa Dwan & Walter Asmus by Michael Coffey
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”I am not a human being up there, true, and I am not a woman. I’m consciousness.”

Mariah Garnett by Risa Puleo
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“In representing someone else, all of my films are actually representations of myself.”

Áine O’Dwyer by Keith Connolly
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“As to the church organ itself, it seemed almost like a sample machine, like it could tap into sounds from different eras.”

Gare St. Lazare Ireland by Michael Coffey
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“There’s the scientific and mathematical—how stuff is—and there’s the prosaic, the poetic—how people are.”

Lisa Dwan by Elianna Kan
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Finding the hope in the one-woman plays of Samuel Beckett.

Tom Murphy by Colm Tóibín
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“All art aspires toward music, so I try, as far as I can, to make a symphony out of the language.”

Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn by Patrick McGrath
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Brooklyn is Colm Tóibín’s seventh novel and it is as close to perfect as a novel can get.

Martin McDonagh by Fintan O'Toole
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Fairy tales do come true if playwright Martin McDonagh’s meteoric rise in London, with four productions staged in the same season, is any indication. His plays are Irish tales told with all the violence, humor and magic of a banshee.

Colm Tóibín by Lynne Tillman
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Colm Toíbín discusses the power of the written word upon the completion of his first novel The South in conversation with Lynne Tillman from 1992.

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