Back in the DYT house for Ask The Pro on Wednesday, May  27 at 7.30pm, is Phillip (Philly) McMahon, with guest host, member Jessie Flynn 🎉⚡ALL WELCOME TO JOIN – not just members (and not just Dubs!) ⚡

Phillip is a playwright and director based in Dublin. He has made and toured a number of smash hit shows with long time collaborator, drag superstar Panti, and was co-producer and co-writer on Conor Horgan’s esteemed documentary The Queen of Ireland. His work has shown at the Abbey Theatre Dublin, National Theatre UK, Irish Arts Center New York, Traverse Edinburgh, across Australia, Europe, Canada and beyond.

Philly in his DYT days…

Phillip is co-founder and co-director of cultural renegades THISISPOPBABY, wherein he was co-creator and co-curator of the THISISPOPBABY POPTOPIA performance venue at Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival, Queer Notions cross arts festival, WERK Performance/Art/Club, Where We Live festival of performance and ideas and RIOT, the international smash hit show.

He is a former member of Dublin Youth Theatre and National Youth Theatre, was Writer In Association at the Abbey Theatre 2009/10, Dublin, and is currently Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London. He was / is (?) Creative Director for Ireland’s Eurovision 2020 entry!

Philly is ready to answer your questions about writing, directing, standing out, making a splash, Panti, Eurovision, how to build BUZZ – whatever you’d like to ask, he’s ready to divulge, so come on down and Ask The Pro 💜

See you Wednesday at 7.30.


To join the session, email Graham by 4pm on Wednesday and he’ll let you in at 7.30!

Submit your question/s via email in advance or be prepared to ask them using the zoom chat on Wednesday.

To allow for a quality questioning and answering experience, spaces are limited, so it’s first come first served!


DYT members – present and past – and friends are invited to join us, from the comfort of your own home, for a series of weekly Question & Answer sessions with experienced theatre professionals.

Each week, special guests (many of whom are ex-DYTers) will tell us a little bit about their journey, how they got to where they are, who and what inspired them, the challenges they faced to make it and what they’re up to these COVID days.

If you’ve got a question about theatre, being (or becoming) a theatre professional, now’s your chance to #askthepro.


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