MFA Profiles / Theatre Directing / Alumni 2023
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- MFA Theatre Directing - 2023
Dolores is a writer and director. She has had three feature length screenplays optioned by Element Films, Hell's Kitchen Films and The Irish Film Board. She served as writer-in-residence at The Tribeca Performing Arts Center for two consecutive years, writing and directing her play The Apology. Dolores has also directed two new works by Neil Labute, Romance and The New Testament, both of which ran off- Broadway to critical acclaim. As a filmmaker, she has written and directed two short films, Keep Talking and Detention and directed one other, Heaven in a Wildflower, all of which played the festival circuit. Before embarking on her own film projects, she worked in script development for Lambart Productions in Paris (Hairdresser's Husband and Yvonne's Perfume) as well as writing social commentary for print and web publications including iVenus and The Sunday Independent in Ireland. She has taught at University College Dublin and La Sorbonne, Paris, Alma Maters both. She holds a MA in Philosophy and Theatre from University of London, Goldsmiths College, and a BA in Philosophy and French from University College Dublin. She lives in New York and Ireland with her husband and three children.