Conversations After Sex
by Mark O’Halloran

WINNER Best New Play, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2021


Previous Dates
1 & 2 Oct 2021 | Mermaid Arts Centre
7–17 Oct 2021 | Project Arts Centre
22 Feb – 11 Mar 2023 | Irish Arts Center, New York
19-22 Apr 2023 | Project Arts Centre
3-5 May | Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
9 May | Town Hall Theatre, Galway
13 May | Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
16 & 17 May | The Everyman, Cork  

You remind me of someone though. I mean you’re not like him. Not physically like him. Nowhere near. But there’s something there. Your voice or how you hold yourself. Your hands.

In a series of unexpected and unguarded conversations after anonymous sexual encounters, a woman discovers men with the same deep need to communicate and connect in the lonely, atomised city. Ten years after Trade (Best New Play, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011), multi award-winning writer Mark O’Halloran, director Tom Creed and THISISPOPBABY reunite for this funny, tender and brutally honest new play.

Funded by the Arts Council with support from Dublin Theatre Festival, Mermaid Arts Centre and Dublin City Council.

Written by Mark O’Halloran
Directed by Tom Creed
Performed by Kate Stanley Brennan, Fionn Ó Loingsigh (Walton), Clelia Murphy
Set & Costume Design Sarah Bacon
Lighting Design Sarah Jane Shiels
Music Composition Emma O’Halloran
Sound Design Ivan Birthistle
Movement & Intimacy Director Sue Mythen
Assistant Director John King
Stage Manager
Olivia Drennan
Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons
Chief LX Sarah Timmons

Producer Carla Rogers
Producing & Marketing Assistant Emily Brennan
Producing Intern Kaileigh Powell

The Irish Times

‘Five stars for Mark O’Halloran’s extraordinary new play…Kate Stanley Brennan is sublime’

The Arts Review

‘At all times Conversations After Sex is a marvellous piece of theatre, beautifully directed, with a cast to die for. Not to be missed.’

The Guardian

‘A portrayal of grief that is unforgettable in its rawness’

The Sunday Times

‘A powerful portrayal of the rawness of grief’