The politics of writing: playwright Nancy Harris on the drama of relationships

As the youngest child of writer parents, Nancy Harris had ample opportunity to observe the grown-ups. No wonder, then, that her plays often examine relationships – including Our New Girl, now at the Gate

8th March, 2020
The politics of writing: playwright Nancy Harris on the drama of relationships
Nancy Harris: ‘People need to hear these stories’. Picture: Ailbhe O’Donnell

Nancy Harris has known for most of her life that she wanted to be an artist. What she hasn't known is whether or not she wants to be a mother too.

"I've often wondered would I be a good mother,” Harris says, in a rehearsal room in Dublin’s city centre, where beams of sunlight sweep the room. "How would I cope? What if I hate it and regret the decision? The playwright instinct in me...

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