Gemma Irish

Gemma Irish is a Minneapolis-based playwright and sometime performer. Her plays have been seen in Minneapolis with BOOM! Theater, of which she is a co-founder (Engaged); The Minnesota Fringe Festival (Even Yours and Yvette); and the Bryant-Lake Bowl (Uncertainty Principles). Her work has been seen in New York at the Manhattan Theatre Source, Galapagos Art Space, and The New School. She holds a BA in playwriting from Eugene Lang College, New School University.

Articles by this author

A control freak's guide to collaboration


Working with others doesn't always come easily for writers, but if you want to be in theater you'd better get over it.

Using my day job skills to be a better writer


A dispatch from Dayjob Land reminds us how the corporate world can inform our artistic existence.

Finding strength in vulnerability


Playwright Gemma Irish explores the risks and rewards of opening up to your audience and to yourself.


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The Marriage of Bette and Boo

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

See it this week at Theatre in the Round in Minneapolis. Presented by Theatre in the Round Players.

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