Guy is a writer, theatre maker and musician, based in Donegal, with over thirty years’ experience of working in the arts.
Guy’s theatre work is primarily socially-engaged Theatre from Memory and participatory art. He has written seven plays, all of which have been professionally produced, the most recent being The Songbirds, a piece based on the experiences of people living with dementia and their carers, produced in association with the Ulster University School of Nursing. Other pieces include Shoot the Gear, a site-specific piece based on the lives and experiences of the fishermen and women of Killybegs, UNIFIED the Musical about the UNIFI Polyester Yarn factory in Letterkenny and I Would Walk These Fields Again piece about the Christian Communist priest, Father James McDyer of Glencolmcille.
His first play, On the Camel’s Hump, produced by An Grianán Theatre, came out of the Sense of Memory project, a large-scale, cross-border reminiscence project he devised, which was funded by PEACE III.
His fiction has been shortlisted for the Costa, Fish and Sean O’Faolain short story prizes and the Allingham Flash Fiction competition. His novels, Essex Road and The Cake and Condiment Fair Rules were previously longlisted for the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair, and his novel Pitchblende was a joint-winner of the 2018 Novel Fair
He is an ICAF Rotterdam artist, and has trained with Pam Schweitzer (Reminiscence Theatre) and Hector Aristabel (Forum Theatre/Theatre of the Oppressed).