Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Don Creedon

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Dobbs Ferry, NY
MacDowell fellowships: Fall 2009

Don Creedon is an award-winning playwright, director, and actor originally from Dublin, Ireland. His first full-length play, Celtic Tiger Me Arse, was produced in New York at the Irish Arts Center and in Los Angeles at the Celtic Arts Center. His second play Guy Walks into a Bar received the Audience Award for Best Play at the 1st Irish 2010 Theatre Festival. More recently, his short play Blind Date was a finalist at the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play festival, and his one-act play Ladies’ Night was a finalist at the American Globe Theater 15-Minute Play Festival. Other short plays include Shackled, Divine Intervention, and The Ledge, which have been produced in New York by Aching Dogs Theater Company. Creedon’s most recently completed full-length play The Lobby was presented in a reading at Playwright’s Horizons, produced by Randall Wreghitt and directed by Adam Fitzgerald, and also presented at the New Jersey Rep, Long Branch, NJ in June 2014. His latest work-in-progress, a full-length play entitled Dry Rot, received a staged reading at the Riverdale YM-YWHA (Bronx New Works for Stage) in October 2014. In addition to the MacDowell, Creedon is also a Fellow of the Blue Mountain Center and also a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.



Don Creedon worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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