Lisa Dwan

Lisa Dwan is an Irish performer, director and writer. She has worked extensively in theatre, film, and television, both internationally and in her native Ireland, and writes, presents, lectures and teaches regularly on theatre, culture, gender and Beckett. She recently starred in Top Boy (a TV series for Netflix produced by Drake & Lebron James), and in Harold Pinters’ The Lover & The Collection at STC in Washington DC where she won the 2018-2019 Emery Battis award for outstanding contribution to acting. She is currently the 2018- 2019 distinguished artist in residence at Columbia University where she is teaching at the Institute of Women and Gender studies and developing a new theatre piece with Colm Tóibín based on Antigone which will have its world premiere at The Gate Theatre in Dublin this November as well as new version of Medea which she is co-writing with Margaret Atwood.