Deirdre Kinahan is a Dublin-based playwright and theatre producer who founded and runs the production company Tall Tales. Her plays include: Rathmines Road (Fishamble and Abbey Theatre, Ireland, 2018); Crossings (Pentabus Theatre, 2018); The Unmanageable Sisters, an adaptation of Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles Soeurs (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2018); Spinning (Fishamble, 2014); Halcyon Days (Solstice Arts Centre, Co. Meath, and Dublin Theatre Festival, 2012); and Moment (Solstice Arts Centre, Co. Meath, 2009; Bush Theatre, London, 2011).

She has served as board member for the Abbey Theatre and Theatre Forum Ireland and is an adviser to the Stewart Parker Trust.