First Thought Talk with Enda Walsh

Prolific playwright and director Enda Walsh has challenged and entertained audiences across artistic realms: in theatre, opera, film, musical theatre and art installation.

In the first GIAF international First Thought Talk of 2018, Walsh joins Susan Feldman, Artistic Director of St. Ann's Warehouse, in her beautiful Brooklyn, New York theatre to discuss his work and creative process. The two are joined by Paul Fahy, Artistic Director of Galway International Arts Festival, who relays questions from Walsh's fans.

The conversation takes place amidst the backdrop of Walsh's sensational 2014 play Ballyturk, making its US premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse from 9-28 January 2018, which The New York Times called an "enigmatic cosmic farce... likely to take up residence in your thoughts after you've seen it."

St Ann's Warehouse has played host to many of Walsh's previous works, including The Walworth Farce in 2008 and The Last Hotel in 2016, as well as 2011's Misterman and 2017's Arlington. BothMisterman and Arlington were co-produced by Galway International Arts Festival and Landmark Productions.

Here Walsh, Feldman and Fahy discuss the influence of Walsh's Irish background on his work and the many interpretations that can be made of it, as well as his work's relevance in modern, and indeed in all, times.