Miriam Gallagher is an Irish author, playwright and screenwriter. Her work has been staged & screened in Ireland, Europe, Australia, USA & Canada, with Irish, Dutch, French, Finnish and Russian translations. Published Plays: Fancy Footwork (Soc. Irish Playwrights, 1997, 2nd Edition); Kalahari Blues (Mirage, 2006- 3 Plays); The Gold of Tradaree (Mirage, 2008 -3 Plays); Green Rain ~ Irish Composers on Stage (Mirage 2011 - 4 Interludes]. Fiction includes Pusakis at Paros (2008, Trafford) and Song for Salamander (2004, Trafford), launched at the United Arts Club, Dublin by Macdara Woods, a leading Irish poet who called it 'A paradigm for our times.'
Her film Gypsies screened in Ireland, UK, New York, San Francisco and at International Children's Film Festival, Hyderabad, India. She received Arts Council & European Script Fund awards for Girls in Silk Kimonos (feature length screenplay celebrating Constance & Eva Gore Booth) Other awards include MHA Tv Script Award for Kevin, EU Theatre award, a Writer's Exchange to Finland and recently The Parting Glass (int. prizewinner of the 'Near & Far' Playwrighting Contest (USA) and her play Doracha Mór agus Seoltóirí Ghaoth Dobhair (best new script award) at An Gríanán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Miriam has served on the committees of Irish PEN, Irish Writers Union, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, Society of Irish Playwrights and as a judge for the O.Z. Whitehead Play Competition. She has been a visiting lecturer at universities in Dublin, Galway, Athens, New York, Boston & Pretoria.
Her Mss are in the National Library and film work in the Irish Film Archive.
Song for Salamander
When Salamander Quinn decides to liberate all the lost souls at St. Job's Infirmary, he embarks on a Kafkaesque journey. Powerful forces determine his ultimate destiny.
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(Selected Plays. 1991/'97, Society of Irish Playwrights)
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Kalahari Blues & Other Plays (2006) launched at Ireland's 'BookTown.'
Lessons with Chopin
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Green Rain ~ Irish Composers on Stage
Book launch at Ranelagh Arts Centre with Readings & Music
A Wasteland Harvest
NYC Reading by
9Thirty Theatre Company
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