Hi there. My name’s Alan Flanagan, I’m a playwright / journalist / screenwriter / jack-of-all-trades from Ireland, currently living in
Toronto Dublin London.
I’ve been writing since as long as I can remember, but more specifically over the past five years I’ve been writing dozens of pieces for radio, short film and theatre. I work as a script editor and one of the lead writers on Big Finish Productions’ radio series Dark Shadows, while recent plays include “Dupont & Davenport” (Ed Fringe 2014), “After/Into” (Theatre 503, 2016), and “I Run, I Sing, I Swim, I Dive” — which won Best Actress at the 2013 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.
I also write and direct short films, the most recent of which “The Charm” and “Garvey & Sayers” are currently in post-production.
That said, I’m mainly working on cutting my teeth on television at the moment – figuring out what works, how I work within it, and how I can get better with every script. If you want to have a look at anything I’ve written, just head on over to the scripts section of the site.
I’m currently enjoying my role as Artistic Director of Refractive Lens Theatre, as a programmer for the WildSound short film festival, and when not working, I like kicking back with improv, previously at Second City – where the only limit is your imagination (and the pants-staining terror of live comedy).
You can follow me on Twitter at @alanflanagan, or just keep an eye on here for more focused articles or scripts. Any specific questions, just comment, tweet or drop me an email.