The Playwright Sessions


Led by playwright Phillip McMahon and facilitated by Lian Bell, THISISPOPBABY presents an online series of extraordinary meet ups for playwrights and theatre writers. Part extraordinary general meeting, part galvanising gathering, part creative brain workout, The Playwright Sessions is a yearlong series of incredible masterclasses and talk-shops featuring world class guest playwriting and theatre industry experts.

The Playwright Sessions series is free to attend and is open to professional playwrights and theatre writers working on the island of Ireland and the Irish diaspora working professionally overseas.

The first Session took place as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in October 2021, and featured an in-conversation talk featuring two of Ireland’s most exciting theatre writers, Nancy Harris and Mark O’Halloran.

Sign-ups to the Playwright Sessions mailing list are welcome any time. SIGN UP HERE to attend our next event.


Supported by The Arts Council and Irish Theatre Institute.

THISISPOPBABY Playwright Sessions 3 Mark O'Rowe & Derbhle Crotty