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in association with Scholars at The Book Centre, The Exam was
a comic look at the pressures facing Andrew, Bea and Chas as they
faced the inevitable state exams. This production was part of International
Connections, an international project celebrating new writing for
young actors. The Exam was one of a number of new plays commissioned
by the Royal National Theatre, London.
Exam played for
five performances at Garter Lane Theatre in Waterford beginning 19
March 2001. On 26 March WYD brought the production to the Lyric Theatre
in Belfast, where it was assessed by a representative of the RNT for
an opportunity to be performed in London.
McGRATH has worked in Irish theatre, film and television for over
a decade. Most of her work has been with the Abbey, Druid and
Charabanc theatre companies, with whom she has toured London,
Australia and the US. Highlights include The Leenane Trilogy by
Martin McDonagh. This Druid/Royal Court production played in Galway,
Dublin, London, Australia and New York. She recently worked as
assistant director on Roddy Doyle's Guess Who's Coming for the
Dinner for Calypso and is delighted to be making her debut as
a director for WYD.
and Andy Hamilton at an International Connections Seminar in