Who we are


The Irish Repertory Theater is dedicated to providing the opportunity for the North Florida community to enhance their awareness of Irish literature by offering quality theatrical productions, education and community outreach programs inspired by the rich Irish culture and history.

Board of Directors

Jim McMurtry, Chair
Marcy Palmer, Treasurer
Tahirih Lee, Secretary
Lanny Thomas, Artistic Director
John McDonald, Social Media
Dennis Reilly, Member
Chuck Olsen, Artistic Director Emeritus
Michael Sheridan, Founder & Chair Emeritus

Acting Company

Heather Brown, Ryan BurkPat Carrico, Jonathan Clow, Neil Coker, Miriam Dady, Julia DraperMarlene DuBois, Lucas Dykes, Joe Fisher, Jenna Gagliano, David GuthrieJorgene Hayden, Steve Hodges, Duncan Hoehn,  Christi Izquierdo, Laura W. Johnson, Alan Kagan, Keith Martinez, John McDonald, Jim McMurtry, Mike Sheridan, Kiirah Smith, John Stevenson, Erika Stone, Lanny Thomas, Art Wallace, Josh Weinstein,  Peggy West, Molly Wilson, Martha Winters, Ty Wold, Colin Wulff, and Travis Young.

IRT Patrons

Sue & Joe Boyd, Kelley & Ryan Burk, Caroline & Don T. Carrigan, Carroll & Company, Jim Crews, Tom Gallagher, Joe & Rhonda Gaudino, Barbara Judd, Tim & Shirley Kerns, Pat McCaffrey, Nancy McDaniel, Susan & Bob McKnight, Jim McMurtry, Bruce Moore, Kae O’Brien, Dianne Nagle & Bill Pickron, Dana Preu, Christine & Dennis Reilly, Jr., Kathleen Rose, Judy & Mike Sheridan, Pamela Flory-Smith, Gary & Barbara Stilwell

Production History

     By Samuel Beckett
Goodwood Museum and Gardens
January 31 – February 2 & 3, 2020

Palaver Tree Theater
February 7, 8 & 9, 2020
Directed by Gary Brame

Dear Liar
     By Jerome Kilty
Goodwood Museum and Gardens
August 15 -25, 2019
Directed by Marlene Du Bois

The Importance of Being Earnest
     By Oscar Wilde
Goodwood Museum and Gardens – March 31 – April 18, 2019
Directed by Lanny Thomas

     By Mark O’Rowe
Palaver Tree Theater – Nov. 16 & 17, 2018
Directed by Lanny Thomas

Don Juan in Hell
      By George Bernard Shaw
The Maguire Center, Sept. 14 – 23, 2018
The Blue Tavern, December 16, 2018
Directed by Jeff Mandel

Sea Marks
By Gardner McKay
TLT Coffeehouse – Feb. 23 – March 5, 2017
Directed by Phil Croton

The Craic:
A Galway Girl & The Donahue Sisters
By Geraldine Aron
TLT Coffeehouse – March 6 – 15, 2016
Directed by Phil Croton

Outside Mullingar
     By John Patrick Shanley
TLT Coffee House – November 6 – 15, 2015
The Maguire Center – January 22, 2016
Directed by Marlene Du Bois

The Cripple of Inishman
     By Martin McDonagh
TLT Coffeehouse – June 19 – 28, 2015
Directed by Chuck Olsen & Dick Sherwin

Sea Marks
     By Gardner McKay
The Warehouse – February 6 – 15, 2015
The Maguire Center – November 4 – 12, 2015
Directed by Rob Nixon

The Shaughraun
     By Dion Boucicault
Conradi Studio Theatre – March 21 – 30, 2014
Directed by Lanny Thomas

Irish Folktales
Multiple Venues – March 15 – June 23, 2013
Monticello Opera House – Feb. 3, 2018
Adapted and Directed by Lanny Thomas

The Irish Curse
     By Martin Casella
Schnittman Theater – Jan. 18 – Feb. 3, 2013
Directed by Lanny Thomas

Playboy of the Western World
     By J.M. Synge
TLT Coffeehouse – June 29 – July 8, 2012
Directed by Lanny Thomas

Sharkey and Pooch & Galway to Graceland
     By Mike Sheridan
FSU Lab Theater –April 22, 2012
Directed by Mike Sheridan

The Seafarer
     By Conor McPherson
TLT Coffeehouse – December 1 -12, 2011
Directed by Chuck Olsen

     By Hugh Leonard
TLT Mainstage – December 3 – 5, 2010
Directed by Chuck Olsen

Red Roses For Me
     By Sean O’Casey
TLT Mainstage – March 12 – 15, 2009
Directed by Chuck Olsen & Dick Fallon

The Weir
     By Conor McPherson
The Warehouse –January 17 – 19, 2008
Directed by Chuck Olsen

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