In November will be celebrating her twenty years in producing new Irish Drama in New York and Los Angeles honored by The Consul General of Ireland at a special celebration party at The Odyssey theater Los Angeles. She has worked exclusively all these years on introducing new Irish plays and playwrights to the USA. As producer, Georganne is opening three Irish shows this month: two in Los Angeles: FORGOTTEN by Pat Kinevane, WHO’S YOUR DADDY? by Johnny O’ Callaghan; and one in Dublin: the award-winning THE PROPHET OF MONTO by JP Murphy which premiered in New York City at the 1st Irish Theater Festival at The Flea Theater, transferred to Dublin with original cast and director. She hopes to bring this to London next year.
Where do you look for inspiration? Observing people and meeting people when I travel.
What’s your favorite…
Book: At the moment- Alice Munro short stories
Line from a play: “I didn’t go to the moon, I went much further—for time is the longest distance between two places” Tennessee Williams/ The Glass Menagerie
Favorite guilty pleasure: A day of room service in a luxurious hotel
Cocktail: Cranberry juice with soda water!!!
What play or production changed your life? Ladies & Gents, an Irish play which I produced in the public toilets in Central Park! We had five hundred people on the waiting list when we closed!
Is there anything you still dream of doing? This all the time…
I feel most like myself when I ….am extremely busy!
What is your best escape? A day of room service in a luxury hotel!
What’s the one thing nobody knows about you? Well it’s a secret!
Georganne Aldrich Heller is the president of Irish Theatre & Film Production. Most recently, her credits include the world premiere of The Prophet of Monto by John Paul Murphy for the 1st Irish Festival at The Flea Theater and My Old Friends by Norman Sachs and Mel Mandel at The Victory Theatre, Los Angeles.