Audiences at the 2011 Kilkenny Arts Festival enjoyed a performance of As You Like It.

Kilkenny Arts Festival Announces 2013 Highlights

The Kilkenny Arts Festival was founded 40 years ago this August by a group of classical music enthusiasts, and has continued to grow in its draw, reach, and prestige of performances ever since. For 10 days each August, the medieval city located in the South-East of Ireland comes alive with a feast of artistic entertainment across a range of mediums, including theater, dance, many genres of music,...

Colm Tóibín, Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner.

The Testament of Mary: Tóibín, Shaw and Warner at the PEN World Voices Festival

Several years ago, Colm Tóibín taught an evening class at the New School in New York. He called it “Relentlessness,” and before each class, he would drink a mix of a double espresso, Coca Cola, and sugar that he said he thinks pretty well mimics the effects of cocaine, and, as he put it in a panel discussion at the PEN World Voices Festival on May 3, “just go.” At least once, the class...

Johnny O'Callaghan: now, and in Uganda.

Who’s Your Daddy? Johnny O’Callaghan’s Unlikely Journey to Becoming a Father

Johnny O’Callaghan was your typical Irish actor trying to make it in Hollywood. Then his life changed on a chance trip to Uganda, where he met a little boy he knew was meant to be his son. Who’s Your Daddy, his one man play running now at the Irish Rep, tells his extraordinary story. Interview by Patricia Danaher.  Johnny O’Callaghan’s moving and hilarious hit play Who’s Your...