Alan Gilsenan is an award-winning Irish writer, film-maker and theatre director. His very diverse body of work extends across many mediums and styles.
His many film productions include Unless, his adaptation of Carol Shields’ final novel; The Meeting, a drama based on an actual meeting between a woman and her rapist; Meetings with Ivor; Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay; The Yellow Bittern; A Vision: A Life of WB Yeats; and a two-part historical documentary, Daniel O’Connell: Forgotten King of Ireland.
His theatre productions include his own adaptation of John Banville’s The Book of Evidence at Dublin’s Gate Theatre, the world premiere for Tom MacIntyre’s What Happened Bridgie Cleary for the Abbey Theatre and BECKETT/POEMS.
Gilsenan has also recently made ULYSSES | FILM, an installation inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses currently on permanent display at Dublin’s new MOLI (Museum of Literature Ireland).
He is a former Chairperson of the Irish Film Institute and also served on the boards of both Screen Ireland (formerly the irish Film Board) and RTÉ (Ireland’s state broadcaster).
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