Arnold Thomas Fanning

Writer in Dublin, Ireland

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My plays include Those Powerful Machines (Dublin Fringe Festival 2008), Shafted (New Theatre New Writing Week 2009), and Griswold (Focus Theatre 2012). My short stories have been published in Ireland and America and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. I wrote the screenplay for the short film Still Rain which was shown at the Cork Film Festival. I co-wrote the script for the one hour TV film Making Ends Meet which was broadcast on RTÉ and also seen in film festivals in Ireland, England, and Canada. I have been a resident at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan, the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts USA, and the Edward Albee Foundation Residency in Montauk, Long Island, USA, as well as a Work-Study Scholar in the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Vermont, USA. I have participated in writer’s workshops in Dublin and Prague, participated in the Sources 2 script development programme in Germany and Norway, and received several grants from the Irish Arts Council. In 2013 my short play Pickin’ Up was performed in Liberty Hall as part of the Big Green Apple event produced by The Attic Studio in association with Origin Theatre, New York. I am an Associate Writer with the Focus Theatre and have been selected for the BBC Writer’s Room 2013. My next play, 'McKenna's Fort', about the life of Roger Casement, opens in the New Theatre, Dublin, on March 21st 2016.