Owen McCafferty (born 1961) is a playwright from Northern Ireland.
Early life [ edit ]
Belfast, Northern Ireland, McCafferty in 1961 he was brought up in London from the age of 1 until aged 10 when his parents returned to Belfast. He was educated at St Augustine's Secondary School, the College of Business Studies and then the University of Ulster where he studied Philosophy and History.
, originally produced in 2003 at the Scenes from the Big Picture National Theatre in London, earned him the John Whiting Award, the Evening Standard's Charles Wintour Award for New Playwriting and the Meyer-Whitworth Award. It was the first time any playwright had won all three awards in one year. [1 ] [2 ]
McCafferty has also adapted J P Miller's
but only used the skeleton of the original. Days of Wine and Roses
McCafferty's writing features the language and complexities, both comic and tragic, of Belfast life. Like
John Millington Synge, McCafferty's dialogue is highly stylized.
I won't dance don't ask me
Shoot the Crow
Scenes from the Big Picture
The Absence of Women
Titanic (Scenes from The British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry 1912)
Films based on his plays [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "irish playography".
See also [ edit ]