About

I am a theatre and opera director from Dublin, Ireland. 
I trained on Rough Magic's SEEDS programme and on the NT Directors' Course in London. I was a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2014 and 2015. 

Most recently I directed a new revival of Noelle Brown and Michele Forbes' POSTSCRIPT for a tour to London and a revival of To Hell in a Handbag at the newly-restored Bewleys Cafe Theatre in Dublin. This season I remounted Tomer Zvulun's production of Silent Night in Salt Lake City, and was at work on Eugene Onegin for Palm Beach Opera when the cancellations began in March 2020. Work on productions of Thais for Utah Opera and Paper Boat (a new opera by Elaine Agnew and Jessica Traynor for Galway 2020) sadly likewise fell by the wayside. 

 

For the 2018-19 season I was the The Jerry & Dulcy Rosenberg Resident Stage Director at the Atlanta Opera. During the season I remounted  Silent Night at Austin Opera, as well as working on Charlie Parker's Yardbird, West Side Story, Eugene Onegin, Maria de Buenos Aires and La Traviata in Atlanta. This was followed by a summer in Cork, where I directed the third part of Ulysses Opera Theatre's The House Trilogy, and the female version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple at the Everyman.

I studied at Trinity College, Dublin, at Royal Holloway in London, and at the School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA. I also spent two years on a Japanese Government Scholarship at Waseda University in Tokyo, which led to my spending over a year studying with director Yukio Ninagawa

I write and present a weekly podcast about Shakespeare's Hamlet. You can listen to it here.

© 2020 Conor Hanratty