Madden, Aodhan

Aodhan Madden
Aodhan Madden. image source

Aodhan Madden was born in Dublin.

His plays for the stage include The Midnight Door (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, 1983); The Dosshouse Waltz (Dublin Theatre Festival, Gemini Theatre Company, 1985); Sensations (Peacock, 1986); Private Death of a Queen (Dublin Theatre Festival, Gemini, 1986), Sea Urchins (Hawkswell, Sligo/Dublin, Project Theatre, Acorn Theatre Company, 1988); Remember Mauritania (Peacock, Dublin Theatre Festival, 1987); Josephine in the Night (Peacock, Dublin Theatre Festival, 1988); and Candlemas Night (Dublin, Andrews Lane Theatre, Open House Theatre Company, Dublin Theatre Festival, 1991).

His plays for radio include Remember Mauritania (RTÉ, 1985) and Obituaries (RTÉ, 1992).
His short stories have been collected as Mad Angels of Paxenau Street (Dublin, Kildanore, 1991); and his poems as Demons, (Wexford, The Gorey Art Centre, 1978).

He has won the the O.Z. Whitehead award for drama on two occasions, 1984 (Remember Mauritania), 1985 (Private Death of a Queen); and The Herald Tribune Award for Best Play in the Dublin Theatre Festival 1985 for Dosshouse Waltz.

His screenplay Night Train, was directed by John Lynch. Night Train won Best Actor for John Hurt at the Verona Film Festival, and was nominated as Best European Feature at the Brussels Film Festival.

His memoir is Fear and Loathing in Dublin (Dublin, Liberties Press, 2009).

A member of Aosdána, he lives in Dublin.

Aodhan Madden at Liberties Press
Aodhan Madden at The National Library of Ireland