A psychologist turned fiction-writer, John A. Connolly draws his dramatic material from the darkest archive of our human endeavour. Child-abuse, assisted suicide, serial killings, the casual psychopathy of our (mostly male) species, haunt his scripts. In The Disappeared, a prize-winning radio-play in this year's PJ O'Connor competition, provincial women vanish into thin air as their grave-plots thicken at the south-facing wall of a vegetable allotment ... Enda Oates plays poor Tom, the innocent culprit in a tale which traces criminality to a lost childhood. With Natalie Radmall Quirke and Deirdre Donnelly.
Second prize-winner in 2012 PJ O'Connor Playwrights' Award