Ursula Rani Sarma

Criticism

Life
1978- [U. R. Sarma]; b. Lahinch, Co. Clare of Irish mother and Indian father; wrote first play in 1999; fnd. Djinn Theatre Co.; author of Touched and Blue, successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe plays; dir. her own play Gift at Limerick Th. Festival; also wrote a radio play and a film script; settled in London for three years; wrote commissioned plays from Royal National Th., London, NY Origin Th., commuting between cities; The Magic Tree, premiered at Cork Midsummer Fest. (Granary, July 2008); now lives in Dublin.

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Criticism
‘Back to her roots via “The Magic Tree”’, [interview-article] in The Irish Times (1 July 2008), p.14 [dealing with play premiered at Cork Arts. Fest.]

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Commentary
Kevin Barry, ‘maturing into a big, dangerous 22’, The Irish Times interview (17 Jan. 2001): ‘Of course everyone asumes that everything is autobiogrpahical and people seem to think I had the most horrific childhood imaginable. But again, it’s that I find the darker side of things more interesting to work with.’ [photo-port.]

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