Meet Our Writer In Residence Ultan Pringle

Ultan Pringle is An Grianán's writer in residence

This year we welcomed emerging Donegal talent Ultan Pringle to the team as our Writer in Residence for 2024.

Ultan is a writer, actor and theatre maker from Killybegs. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a founding member of LemonSoap Productions. His previous work includes the audio drama Marmalade Row (2021) with The New Theatre & An Grianán Theatre, the radio series Fruit (2023) starring Aidan Gillen, Linda Martin & Kathy Kiera Clarke, and Pistachio (2024) with three time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie. Theatre productions of his work include It Is Good We Are Dreaming (2022) and Piglet (2023) with The New Theatre and the upcoming Boyfriends (2024) with the Project Arts Centre and An Grianán Theatre. As a writer he wrote on the 24Hr Plays 2024 with the Abbey Theatre.

As An Grianán’s Writer In Residence for 2024, Ultan has been engaging with the writing community in County Donegal and the North-West and cultivating a range of supports, services and conversations between those writers and An Grianán. He will support the development of new plays through dramaturgical engagement, creative conversations and funding strategizing. He will also be under commission with An Grianán to work on a new play set in rural Donegal which asks the question of where is our county at now?

Ultan’s work has been described by Village Magazine as a conversation which ‘feels like it is already happening somewhere at a kitchen table… the spiritual disaster of our age is perfectly visible.’ With his residency here in An Grianán, he is excited as a writer to finally return home and engage with Donegal and the vibrant rich stories which live within Ireland’s most northernly county.

Ultan’s latest play Boyfriends can be seen at An Grianán this July 11 to 13. BOOK NOW!

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