Charlotte Moore is the artistic director of the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York. Founded by Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly, the Irish Rep as it is fondly known, opened its doors in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars.
The mission of the theater was and remains to bring works by Irish and Irish American masters and contemporary playwrights to American audiences, to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish American experience, and to encourage the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures.
In 1995, the Irish Rep made its permanent home in Chelsea on three completely renovated floors. It is currently the only year-round theater company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage.
A native of Illinois, Moore attended Washington University in St. Louis. She is second generation Irish and traces her ancestry to Wexford Town. She has traveled to Ireland on many occasions.
“Being Irish has given me a proud identity. I am very lucky to work in my chosen field in an Irish organization,” Moore says.
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