Willie White, artistic director
Willie White is artistic director of Dublin Theatre Festival, the 60th anniversary of which runs from September 28 to October 15. He is originally from Abbeyleix, Co Laois, and studied English at UCD and theatre at Trinity College. He was a founder member of Loose Canon Theatre Company in the 1990s, before going on to work at RTE for four years, followed by nearly a decade at the helm of Project Arts Centre. He has been artistic director of Dublin Theatre Festival since 2011. He is married to Gilly, whom he met in UCD Dramsoc, and they live with their three children in Phibsboro.