Conversations After Sex

The Irish Times' Theatre Awards winner for best new play of 2022


$25–71 (inclusive of service fees) 85 minutes

Feb 22, 2023 – Mar 11, 2023


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Irish Arts Center 
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Hell's Kitchen, NYC


In unexpected conversations after anonymous sexual encounters, a woman discovers men with the same deep need to connect. Anchored by a stunning, tour de force performance by Kate Stanley Brennan, multi-award-winning writer Mark O’Halloran and director Tom Creed (Trade, Best New Play, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011) reunite for this funny, tender and brutally honest new work from THISISPOPBABY (RIOT, WAKE). U.S. premiere.

Best New Play
Irish Times Theatre Awards 2022

★★★★★ “Five stars for Mark O’Halloran’s extraordinary new play … Kate Stanley Brennan is sublime”—IRISH TIMES

★★★★ “A portrayal of grief that is unforgettable in its rawness”—THE GUARDIAN 

★★★★★ “At all times Conversations After Sex is a marvellous piece of theatre, beautifully directed, with a cast to die for. Not to be missed.”—THE ARTS REVIEW

Tue | 7:30pm
Wed | 7:30pm 
Thu-Fri | 8pm
Sat | 2pm and 8pm
Sun | 2pm (5pm Feb 26)

Wed-Thu | Access $25 / regular $41 (+$6 fee) / premium $55 (+ $6 fee) 
Fri-Sun | Access $25 / regular $46 (+$6 fee) / premium $65 (+ $6 fee)

Please note: This performance contains brief full nudity, themes of an adult nature, and references to suicide.

Written by Mark O’Halloran
Directed by Tom Creed
Performed by Kate Stanley Brennan, Fionn Ó Loingsigh, Clelia Murphy
Set & costume design Sarah Bacon
Lighting design Sarah Jane Shiels
Music composition Emma O’Halloran
Sound design Ivan Birthistle
Movement & intimacy director Sue Mythen
Producer (Ireland) Carla Rogers
Production manager (Ireland) Adam Fitzsimons



Presented with generous support from Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.

As of February 1, 2023, Irish Arts Center encourages and welcomes but no longer requires masks for most audiences, with the exception of afternoon matinee theatre and dance performances. Masks will be required—and refreshments will not be permitted—in any area of the building other than the Devlin Café during those designated performances.

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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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