Fergus Anthony was born in Ireland in 1969. Amongst other jobs, he has worked as a kitchen porter, a janitor, a tour guide, as a general labourer in construction. In the late nineties he trained as an actor and worked mainly in community theatre.
His theatre credits include Robbie Ross in Our Country's Good, The Painter in The Visit, and Martin Kavanagh in Brothers of the Brush.
He has published one novel: The Company of Thieves, and the novella Online Cupid, exploring of the dark side of online dating.
His plays, Examine Your Zip and Godot performed to enthusiastic audiences.
Audience feedback for Examine Your Zip:
"Bawdy, witty, observant. Great performances."
"Great show. Hearty laughs and heartfelt moments."
"So clever. Excellent. Almost cried at some parts, roared with laughter at others."
I’m about halfway through writing a full length play. Unfortunately it’s not my own. Although I’ve had three plays produced, they were one acts, and I’m far from confident about my ability to write something longer.
I remember, years ago, reading that Sean O’Casey learned to write plays by transcribing Shakespeare. I don’t know if he copied all the plays, but I figured if it was good enough for O’Casey, it’s good enough for me.
I take a scene a day, two if they’re very short, and I find myself thinking about the characters differently than when I simply read the plays. More than that, I’m thinking differently about a play I’ve been trying to write for ages. In fact I’ve abandoned three plays because I couldn’t see how to make them longer than 30 to 40 minutes, even thought I know the subject matter can handle three or four times that length.
I’m on The Merchant of Venice now; I’ll do two more after that, and then give my own work another go.
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