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Howie the rookie

Mark O’Rowe’s brutally and beautifully poetic modern classic ‘Howie The Rookie’ receives a searing 20-year anniversary revival from Glass Mask. Featuring two of Ireland's most exciting Actors, Rex Ryan and Stephen Jones, O’Rowe’s dual monologues will take us on an adventure of two individuals fighting for survival and meaning against a Dublin City pulsing with violence and ablaze with danger - online, live and interactive at the The lock Inn. 

‘Pristine… two compelling performances by Stephen Jones and Rex Ryan’ The Arts Review 
‘The Production is viscerally irresistible‘ Emer O’ Kelly Sunday Independent 
‘Two of our finest younger actors’ Irish Mail On Sunday
‘Two compelling performances of grit and grief’ Katy Hayes Irish Independent

Summer 2020 run is over. 

Thank you for joining us! 

Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan is a stage and screen actor who is the Artistic Director of Glass Mask Theatre Company. He has worked extensively in Irish Theatre playing roles of great variety from Lucky in Waiting For Godot to Ernest Hemingway on stage.

Rex was twice nominated best theatre actor in Ireland 2019 by broadway world.

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Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones has been a Professional Actor and Playwright for the last 11 years and has worked extensively in Theatre, Film and T.V in Ireland and also in the U.K.


He is one of Ireland's top young playwrights and Actors. Stephen was recently nominated for writing best new play at the Irish times Theatre awards.

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Ross gaynor

Creative Director

Ross is an actor and a writer from Dublin. He is a graduate of The Lir Academy and University College Dublin, where he received the Ad Astra Scholarship for Drama.


He has worked with some of the biggest names in Irish theatre and film including the Abbey Theatre, Rough Magic, Irish National Opera and many more. Most recently he was seen in Blasts from the Past(RTE) and Normal People(BBC/Element Pictures).

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Director of Photography

Seán is an actor from Dublin. For the past decade he has worked extensively across the Stage & Screen in Ireland and the U.K, as well as touring to New York and Moscow.While studying at the Bow Street Film Academy he developed a love for being behind the camera as well.


He can currently be seen as Eric in the BBC/Hulu adaption of Normal People (Element Pictures).

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James is a freelance event producer and founder of The Lock Inn. 


Having spent 12+ years creating events around the world for Red Bull, Web Summit and Elevate Tech Fest, James founded his freelance event agency Conas in April 2019. 


With his event schedule for 2020 wiped clear, he set up The Lock Inn with a simple mission: to produce great events and bring them into your homes live by providing artists a platform to showcase their work, for a fair price.

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Technical Producer

Christoph is co-founder of Peak Technologies and holds the titles of Creative Director and Chief Technology Officer. 

Christoph’s 24 years in the Events Industry has seen him touring with the Olympic Torch Relay across Canada for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, on the road with John Fogerty and working on the Ride to Conquer Cancer events across Canada and Australia for the past three years. 

Taking those years of experience, Christoph co-founded Peak Technologies to bring a higher standard to events across Canada.

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Anderson JNR

Technical Producer

John is a filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. He has been involved with the arts since he was 4 years old, working in theatre, events, commercials, music videos, tv and film

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Presenting Partner

Glass Mask are a young company run by Rex Ryan presenting plays that matter NOW. 


One of Ireland's most exciting young companies - they recently tackled the gangland feud in Ireland with their play IDLEWILD, and the Abortion referendum with their drama THE SEAMSTER'S DAUGHTER. 

Glass Mask work with Ireland's top writers like Mark O'Rowe (Intermission) and Jimmy Murphy.

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