New York Premiere The Tallest Man in the World

The New York premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain’s play The Tallest Man in the World opens at The Tank [Manhattan] on 6th March and runs until 16th March.

Directed by Ran Xia and produced by The Tank, The Tallest Man in the World is a play about an unspeakable love, almighty difference and the torment of memory. 

The Tallest Man in the World was a finalist in the USA Eugene O’ Neill National Playwrights Conference, selected for the Great Plains Theater Conference readings in Omaha, USA in June 2017.

Venue: The Tank Theater, New York 6-17th March 2019. THE TANK, 312 W 36TH ST, NEW YORK, NY, 10018.



“…a psychologically intriguing play…”  – The Irish Examiner 4*
“A significant talent”  – The Irish Times
“Ní Ríain’s writing is superb”  – The Irish Examiner
“A thoughtful, intelligent and above all brave artistic voice.”  – The Irish Theatre Magazine



She was spirited and slight,
had her soul on her sleeve that night
and I envied her ability
to place one word after another
join them all up
and sing of her luminous darkness.
She’s smaller then I’d remembered her
shrunken somehow,
no future left in her indolent eyes.
Just a jangling of broken instruments,
broken melodies,
broken bones.”