Woods, Vincent

Vincent Woods
Vincent Woods. Image source phizzfest.ie

Vincent Woods was born in Co. Leitrim in 1960.

His plays include John Hughdy/Tom John (Galway, Druid Theatre Company, 1991); At the Black Pig’s Dyke (Druid Theatre Company, 1992); Song of the Yellow Bittern (Druid Theatre Company, 1994); Fontamara (adaptation from the novel by Ignazio Silone, Collins Barracks, Dublin, Vesuvius Theatre Company, 1998); and A Cry From Heaven (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 2005, published London, Methuen, 2005);and for radio, The Leitrim Hotel.

He has staged Winter (Dublin, Projects Arts Centre, 2005), a version of an original play by Jon Fosse; and an adaptation of King Ubu by Alfred Jarry (Galway, 2006).

His poetry is collected as The Colour of Language (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1994): and Lives and Miracles, with drawings by Charles Cullen (Galway, Arlen House, 2006/Syracuse University, 2006).

He has won several awards, including The Stewart Parker Award for Drama, 1993; the PJ O’Connor Award for Radio Drama, and the M.J. McManus Award for Poetry.

A member of Aosdána, he has hosted the RTÉ programme The Arts Show.


Vincent Woods at The National Library of Ireland