We're bursting with excitement here at Dublin Fringe Festival to announce the newest additions to Fringe HQ. Three incredible artists will be joining us in our FRINGE LAB Artist Office for a full year. Writer Dylan Coburn Gray, theatre director Mollie Molumby and actor, writer and producer Stephen Colfer responded to Fringe's open call for artists who were looking for a space to make their own. They'll be sharing the office from April 2018 with access to all of our facilities 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Dylan Coburn Gray is a writer based in Dublin. His work has won praise for its innovative use of language and playful approach to form, blurring the line between poetry and drama. Plays include Boys and Girls (Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, winner of the Fishamble Best New Writing Award, nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award); Blackcatfishmusketeer (Dublin Fringe Festival 2016, Edinburgh Fringe 2017); this is a room... (Dublin Theatre Festival 2017). He is a collaborating writer with Malaprop Theatre, winners of the 2015 Spirit of Fringe Award for Love+. With them he has co-written Jericho (Bewleys Cafe Theatre)and Everything Not Saved (Dublin Fringe Festival 2017). He was awarded the 2017 Verity Bargate Award for his play Citysong.
Mollie Molumby is a theatre director, writer and drama facilitator based in Dublin. She directed Half Light (Dublin Fringe Festival 2016, First Fortnight 2017, National Tour 2018), devised by Bombinate Theatre and the Ensemble. Half Light was winner of the First Fortnight Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016 and is published in Fresh Cuts: Plays from Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 & 2016 (Oberon Books). Assistant Directing credits include Peep (Dir: Gavin Kostick, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 2018). Mollie is a graduate of Drama at TCD and a trained Drama Facilitator with Youth Theatre Ireland. She is the founding director of Bombinate Theatre.
Stephen Colfer is an actor, writer and producer based in Dublin. He's a founder of Dreamgun, a film, theatre and comedy cult with over 250,000 views on YouTube. He writes and performs in Dreamgun's weirdo comedy night and podcast, Film Reads. Stephen produced, wrote and starred in Mimes in Time which had a sold out run at Dublin Fringe Festival 2016 and was nominated for the Bewley’s Little Gem Award. He appeared in and co-wrote Chaos Theory, which The Sun called "the funniest show at Edinburgh Fringe." Notable other appearances include Deadly for the Abbey Theatre, The Beggar's Opera for The Epstein Theatre, Personal Space at Smock Alley Theatre, Couples Counselling for The Mess Around and The Hellfire Squad and Trainspotting for Devious Theatre. Stephen is a drama graduate of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and Columbia College Chicago.