Jim Nolan was born and lives in Waterford in 1958. He is a founder member and former Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company. He has also worked as a writer and director with Waterford Dramatic Society, Meridian Theatre Company, Field Day, TEAM Theatre, Rough Magic and Barnstorm.
He has directed over twenty plays for Red Kettle including The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr, The Black Pool, The Boathouse, Moonshine, The Guernica Hotel and The Salvage Shop which was nominated for the Irish Times / ESB Best New Play Award and won the Sunday Independent / Ford Spirit of Life Award for Play of the Year. Blackwater Angel was presented at the Abbey Theatre in 2001. A children’s play, The Road to Carne was presented at the Peacock Theatre in 2003. He was the Anglo Irish Bank Writer in Association at the Abbey Theatre for 2001-2002.
Jim Nolan has been Writer-in-Association at the Abbey Theatre and at Garter Lane Arts Centre and is a member of Aosdána.