Ronan Noone emigrated from Ireland. His first play The Lepers of Baile Baiste (IRNE, Best New Play) was workshopped with Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott and won the Michael Kanin Kennedy Center National Playwriting Award.
His second play, The Blowin of Baile Gall was nominated by the American Theatre Critics Association for the Steinberg New Play Award and won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script and the Independent Reviewers of New England award (IRNE) for Best New Play.
The Gigolo of Baile Breag (IRNE nominated) completed the Irish Trilogy.
He was commissioned as a Playwriting Fellow by the Huntington Theatre Company under the Stanford Calderwood Fund for New American Plays and his first played based in America - Brendan – (IRNE – Best New Play), had its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston.
His monologue play, The Atheist, opened with Chris Pine at Center Stage, NY. It played Theatre 503 in London and followed with Campbell Scott playing the role at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. It was co-produced by The Culture Project and Ted Mann’s, Circle in the Square productions at the Barrow Street Theatre, NY, where it received both Drama Desk and Drama League Acting nominations.
His play, Little Black Dress was produced by Boston Playwrights Theatre and, again, more recently by the Exchange Theatre at Theatre at St Clement’s, NYC . And, most recently his play The Compass Rose opened as part of the 1st Irish Theatre Festival of New York in 2013.
His plays have had productions in Los Angeles (Ovation Recommended) , Chicago (Jeff Recommended) , Austin, TX. (Theatre Critics Award) , Edinburgh, the Philippines and London. Never in Ireland, but you’ll have that.
His short Radio play, Boyfriend, can be heard on the Emerging America Festival 2012. His short plays, The Mutton Bandit Molloy, Amereka, Headbanger, Goldman Sucks, I Glue You, and his short Musical, Share this World are published by Samuel French Ltd and Smith and Kraus.
His full length plays are published by Indie Theater Now, Samuel French Ltd, Dramatist’s Play Service, and and his essay on Theatre, “Being afraid to Breathe” is published by Princeton University Library Chronicle LXVIII.
He has attended the Sundance Theatre Lab, The Orchard Project, New York Stage and Film, The Lark Play Development Center, Theresa Rebeck’s Writer’s Retreat and The Hermitage Artist Retreat in Manasota Key, Fla.
He has developed work for television with Sarah Jessica Parker’s, Pretty Matches Productions and with reality TV based productions, High Noon Entertainment.
He is co-founder and resident playwright of Fat Violet Theater with co-founder and producing Artistic Director David Sullivan. http://www.fatviolettheater.com/
He teaches the craft of playwriting at Boston University.