Playing outside the rules

Irish playwright Amy Conroy’s work has always challenged notions of identity and her newest piece is no exception. Here, she talks gender, the marriage referendum and surviving the zeitgeist

15th August, 2015
Amy Conroy. Picture: Patrick Redmond

Amy Conroy is an easy person to interview. The Irish playwright is affable, chatty and she even tells you when she’s about to lie to you (“How old am I? I’m in my early thirties. I lie to reporters all the time, so I will lie to you as well,” she laughs).

But there’s a point in this interview when Conroy becomes visibly agitated, as she recounts the story...

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