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Playwrite Jimmy Keary

2020-03-08

Playwrite Jimmy Keary

Biography:
1958: Born in Corrydonlon, Rathowen, Co. Westmeath
1970: I began writing detective/adventure stories for my own amusement. Over the following six and a half years, I wrote over 100 stories.
1977: Made my acting debut in a production of ‘Drama At Inish’ at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth
1980: Joined Rathowen Amateur Dramatic Society (RADS)
1981: Had my first comedy sketch,’Father of the Bride’ performed in a variety concert in Rathowen.
1985-86: Wrote sketches and one-liners for the RTE variety series, ‘Davis At Large’
1997: First one-act play, ‘Looking For Love’ performed in the Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon
2000: First three-act play ‘The Maiden Aunt’ premiered in Killala, Co. Mayo
2000-2018: I have written 21 three-act comedies.
2018:’Mammy’s Boy’ was staged in Chicago by the Gaelic Park Players and was also staged at the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Calgary, Canada.
My last three-act comedy, ‘A Fish Out Of Water’ was premiered in Mallow, Co. Cork by On Q Productions in November 2018. It was one of 40 productions of my plays on stage last year.
I have just written a new three-act comedy – my 22nd – which is called ‘For Love And Money’.

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