HT18: The Pillowman

”The Pillowman” by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, was the Main Production for Fall 2018.

Directed by Edgar Ahrent and produced by Daesung Cho.

The Pillowman (2003) tells the tale of Katurian, a writer who is interrogated about the gruesome content of her short stories and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town. The play received the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards for production.


Among Martin McDonagh’s best-known works are the ”The Pillowman”, ”Hangmen” and the movies ”In Bruges” and ”Seven Psychopaths”, which he wrote and directed. In 2018, his film ”Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture.