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Stella Feehily


Writers: Playwrights


Stella is a writer and actress.  Her short play GAME was commissioned by Fishamble Theatre Company and premiered at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. DUCK, Stella’s first full length play premiered in an Out of Joint and Royal Court co-production at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, July 2003, before playing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, the Royal Court Theatre and The Peacock Theatre, Dublin. Stella’s second full-length play O GO MY MAN was produced by the Royal Court Theatre in January, 2006 and was joint winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, 2007. CATCH (written with four other female playwrights) opened at the Royal Court in December 2006. DREAMS OF VIOLENCE - opened in July 2009 at Soho Theatre London and toured nationally. BANG BANG BANG was an Out Of Joint/Royal production and played at the Royal Court Upstairs theatre in October 2011 and toured nationally. THIS MAY HURT A BIT – (a play about the National Health Service) toured nationally in March and April 2014 before opening at the St James Theatre, London in May of that year (it was nominated by Manchester Theatre Awards 2014 for Best Play and Best Ensemble.)
Her new adaptation of George Farquhar’s first play LOVE AND A BOTTLE, originally written in 1698, was developed as part of the LAMDA Long Project and produced at Greenwich theatre in July 2014.
In 2015 she adapted Coppelia for Ballet Ireland and it opened at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and toured nationwide.
Radio plays include SWEET BITTER for Lyric FM and JULIA ROBERTS’ TEETH for Radio 3.
Stella's work as assistant director includes THE OVERWHELMING for The Roundabout Theatre, New York; THE CONVICTS OPERA for Out Of Joint/Sydney Theatre Company.
Her performing work includes THE SEAGULL (Culture Project, New York); A CHRISTMAS CAROL (the Gate Theatre); MACBETH (the Tivoli Theatre); TEN (the Project Arts Centre); LETTERS TO FELICE (the Pavillion Theatre); and IPHIGENIA AT AULIS (the Abbey Theatre). TV and film include FAIR CITY, BALLYKISSANGEL and THE AMBASSADOR.
Stella is writing new plays for Out Of Joint Theatre Company, where she is an artist in residence, and for the Royal Court Theatre.

Her short play, HOW TO GET AHEAD IN POLITICS, is one of five political plays in A View From Islington North directed by Max Stafford-Clark played at The Arts Theatre London in 2016.