International Mentorship & Bursary 2014/2015
Mentor: Tim Crouch
Amy Conroy is a Dublin based writer and actor who founded HotForTheatre in 2010. Her debut play I (Heart) Alice (Heart) I, premiered in Dublin Fringe Festival 2010, winning her the Fishamble New Writing Award, nominations for the Stewart Parker Trust Award and a Zebbie Award. I (Heart) Alice (Heart) I was programmed in the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre, the Irish Arts Centre New York, LÓKAL Festival Iceland, Glasgay Festival Glasgow, Queer Theatre Festival Croatia, and Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. It was broadcast on RTE Radio One, has been translated and performed in Poland and Iceland and is published by Oberon.
Her second show Eternal Rising of the Sun, premiered in Dublin Fringe Festival 2011 and transferred to the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012. Both I (Heart) Alice (Heart) I and Eternal Rising of the Sun have enjoyed a three month sold out run in Australia and New Zealand, and have completed a seventeen-venue tour of Ireland. Amy’s third show Break premiered in Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, and she is currently working on a new show, Luck Just Kissed You Hello, for production in 2015. Currently, her new play for young audiences, Far Away From Me, is running at The Ark 12 Feb – 15 Mar 2015. It is inspired by The Princess and the Pea and infused with the excitement of aerial performance, dance music and great storytelling.
For Pan Pan’s International Mentorship & Bursary Programme 2014/2015 with Tim Crouch as mentor, Amy will develop a new piece of theatre that explores the altered realities of psychosis in dementia, from inside and outside.