Dylan Coburn Gray | Librettist

Librettist

Dylan Coburn Gray

Biography

Dylan was the winner of the Verity Bargate Award 2017 for Citysong, which was recently co-produced by Soho Theatre and the Abbey Theatre. His other plays include Boys and Girls (Best New Writing Award at Dublin Fringe 2013, and Stewart Parker Trust Award nominated), Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane (Dublin Fringe 2015), Blackcatfishmusketeer (Dublin Fringe 2016, subsequent UK and Chinese tours). Short work includes Me, Sara for the Abbey Theatre’s Priming the Canon programme, ALASIALIAS for Paines Plough’s Come To Where I’m From, and Our Mother, My Daughters for Draíocht Blanchardstown’s HOME Theatre. Work with young people is a major strand of his practice; he is the author of ‘Ask Too Much of Me’, written for the NYT ensemble (Peacock Theatre 2019); this is a room…, written for Dublin Youth Theatre (Dublin Theatre Festival 2017); and he is currently under commission to write HandToMouthToMouthToHand, a play for young D/deaf and hard of hearing performers, as part of the National Theatre’s Connections 2021 programme. His play Tongues, written while on attachment at the NT Studio in London, is currently under development.

September 2020