. . . Jim Nolan has an unapologetic affection for small-town life. But it never blinds him to its dangers and its faults . . .
— Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent
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Jim Nolan was born in Waterford in 1958 and continues to live there. A founder member and former Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company, Jim is a member of Aosdána, a former writer-in-Association at the Abbey Theatre and at Garter Lane Arts Centre.
Jim has worked as a writer and director with some of Ireland’s leading theatre companies, including Barnstorm, Field Day, Rough Magic and the Abbey Theatre. He has won several awards for his work, including Sunday Independent Play of the Year for The Salvage Shop and Irish Times Theatre Awards Best New Play nominations for The Salvage Shop and Dreamland.
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