Interview: Garry Hynes
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About Garry Hynes
Garry Hynes founded Druid Theatre Company in 1975 and has worked as its Artistic Director from 1975 to 1991, and from 1995 to date. From 1991 to 1994 she was Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Garry has also worked with the Gate Theatre (Ireland); the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court (UK); Second Stage, Signature Theater and the Manhattan Theater Club in New York; the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles; and the Spoleto Festival (USA).
Awards include: Irish Times Irish Theatre Award, Best Director for DruidShakespeare, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Waiting for Godot; Best Director Award (UK Theatre Awards) for DruidMurphy– Plays by Tom Murphy; the Joe Callaway Award (New York) for Outstanding Directing for The Cripple of Inishmaan; Tony Award for Direction for The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
Garry has also received Honorary Doctorates from University College Dublin, University of Dublin, National University of Ireland, the National Council for Education Awards and most recently she was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. In 2011, Garry was appointed Adjunct Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway.