Bairbre Meade

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I am a playwright and children's writer. I have written a story about a naughty puppy who is easily distracted from learning his important job of being a guide dog and a theatre cat that guides you through Shakespeare's London. I'm working on an adaptation of Deirdre of Sorrows, taking the Irish legend into modern day and exploring the harrowing world of trafficking. I have completed a play on the lives of female prisoners being transported to Australia which is currently being reviewed by Druid theatre company - fingers crossed!
























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I am a playwright and children's writer. I have written a story about a naughty puppy who is easily distracted from learning his important job of being a guide dog and a theatre cat that guides you through Shakespeare's London. I'm working on an adaptation of Deirdre of Sorrows, taking the Irish legend into modern day and exploring the harrowing world of trafficking. I have completed a play on the lives of female prisoners being transported to Australia which is currently being reviewed by Druid theatre company - fingers crossed!
























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Entry
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Archives and Libraries, Dramaturgy, Film, Performing Arts, Publishing and Journalism, Radio, Theatre, TV
My skills
Scriptwriting, Brainstorming, Drama, Playwriting, Screenplays

Work history

May 2014 - Present

Playwright and Writer
Self employed

Aug 2012 - May 2014

Research, Development and Duty Manager
Theatres Trust

May 2011 - Jan 2013

Script Reader
The Space

May 2011 - Jan 2013

Producer and Literary Manager
Miscellany Theatre Productions

May 2011 - Jul 2011

Literary Intern
Royal Court Theatre


Education

Sep 2006 - Oct 2007

Dramaturgy - Masters of Literature
University of Glasgow

Sep 2002 - Jul 2006

English Literature and Legal Science - B.A. International
N.U.I. Galway

Aug 2004 - Jul 2005

One year scholarship abroad - Erasmus/Socrates
Universitet Uppsala, Sweden


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Performing Arts, Radio

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