Marina Carr’s plays to date are Ullaloo, 1989; Low in The Dark, 1991; The Mai, 1994; Portia Coughlan, 1996; By the Bog of Cats, 1998; On Raftery’s Hill, 1999; Ariel, 2000; Woman and Scarecrow, 2004; The Cordelia Dream, 2006; Marble, 2007; 16 Possible Glimpses, 2009. Her two plays for children are Meat and Salt, 2003 and The Giant Blue Hand, 2004. The Royal Shakespeare Company produced the world premiere of her reimagining of Hecuba at the Swan Theatre in September 2015, and in August 2015 the Abbey Theatre produced a major revival of By the Bog of Cats. Her reimagining of Anna Karenina played for two months in the Abbey Theatre’s main house finishing at the end of January 2017.
She also wrote a new, contemporary translation of Rigoletto for Opera Theatre Company, which toured Ireland in 2015, and wrote an original oratorio as part of a commission for Wicklow County Council that brought together choirs from throughout County Wicklow with solo singers and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in November 2016.
Marina Carr is the most recent winner of one of the world’s more lucrative literary honours, the Windham-Campbell Prize. Other prizes include The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The American/Ireland Fund Award, The E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Macaulay Fellowship, and The Puterbaugh Fellowship.
She is translated into many languages and produced around the world.
She has taught at Trinity, at Villanova, and at Princeton. Currently she lectures in the English department at Dublin City University.