In The Boston Globe: Playwright Mary McCullough is thinking ahead at Hibernian Hall


Mary McCullough is the new playwright-in-residence at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Playwright Mary McCullough taps into themes both large and small — everything from the Great Migration to Alzheimer’s disease — but her focus is always on the intimate details that bring her characters to life.

McCullough, who has just been named playwright–in–residence at Roxbury’s Hibernian Hall (a virtual celebration takes place Friday), is looking forward to a year of developing new work and seeing at least one of her plays, “Smoked Oysters,” mounted in the fall.

“I am very aware that I am following in the footsteps of such talented playwrights as Patricia Elam Walker, Jacqui Parker, and Peter Snoad,” she says. “I’m a little nervous, but also very excited.”

Read the entire article as it originally appeared in The Boston Globe here.