Since coming to New York from his native Dublin, Don Creedon has appeared as an actor in the Irish Arts Center’s productions of The Tunnel (written by Terry George, directed by Jim Sheridan), Away Alone, Down the Flats (directed by Nye Heron), The Irish Repertory Theatre Company’s The Plough and The Stars, and The Risen People at the Irish Bronx Theatre. As Artistic Director of Macalla Theatre Company in The Bronx, New York, he directed their productions of Tuesday’s Child, The Famine Diaries, and Rinty. He also directed Moonshine (by Jim Nolan) Off-Broadway at the Irish Arts Center and The Holy Ground (Best Director Nominee 1st Irish 2010 Theatre Festival). Don is currently the artistic director of Poor Mouth Theatre Company, based in An Beal Bocht Café in Riverdale, The Bronx. He also teaches playwriting at The Riverdale YM-YWHA.
Don’s 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. Don’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. Don is a Fellow of the Blue Mountain Center and the MacDowell Colony, and also a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.