Dolores Rice

Dolores Rice

Dolores Rice most recently directed The Sugar Wife by Eliz­a­beth Kuti at The Lir, Dublin for her grad­u­at­ing pro­duc­tion com­plet­ing her MFA in The­atre Direct­ing. She went on to assist Wayne Jor­dan at The Abbey The­atre, Dublin, direct­ing Some­where Out There You, by Nancy Harris.

Dolores is a recip­i­ent of the Irish Arts Coun­cil The­atre Project Award 2024 for her play The Sta­tion.

As a writer, Dolores has had three fea­ture length screen­plays optioned by Ele­ment Films, Hell’s Kitchen Films and The Irish Film Board. She served as writer-​in-​residence at The Tribeca Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter for two con­sec­u­tive years, writ­ing and direct­ing her play The Apol­ogy. Dolores also directed two new works by Neil Labute, Romance and The New Tes­ta­ment, both of which ran off– Broad­way to crit­i­cal acclaim.

As a film­maker, she has writ­ten and directed two short films, Keep Talk­ing and Deten­tion and directed one other, Heaven in a Wild­flower all of which played the fes­ti­val circuit.

Before embark­ing on her own film projects, she worked in script devel­op­ment for Lam­bart Pro­duc­tions in Paris (Hairdresser’s Hus­band and Yvonne’s Per­fume) as well as writ­ing social com­men­tary for print and web pub­li­ca­tions includ­ing iVenus and The Sun­day Inde­pen­dent in Ireland.

She has taught at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Dublin and The Sor­bonne Uni­ver­sity, Paris, Alma Maters both. She holds an MA in The­atre from Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don, Gold­smiths Col­lege, and a BA in Phi­los­o­phy and French from Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Dublin and an MFA in The­atre Direct­ing, from Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin.

She works in New York and Dublin.