KILBARRACK-born author Roddy Doyle has voiced his concern following his words in an interview were misconstrued.
The author of The Snapper spoke out regarding an interview he held where he was asked about the nature of misogyny in Irish theatre.
The Dublin writer had admitted in the article that he hadn't encountered any misogynistic behaviour in his time in the industry.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, Roddy was quoted as saying "I've encountered frayed tempers, nerves, anxiety and other things in the run-up to an opening night, but I've never encountered anything misogynistic or anything of that nature."
"It would be standard stuff that I'd expect in any rehearsal room - but I've never witnessed anything untoward in that way."
Following the publication of the article, Doyle felt compelled to clarify his sentiments in the article, voicing his upset with the headline given to the piece.
Doyle took to Facebook to clear up any misconceptions about the piece, saying:
"This headline is very misleading. I didn’t say I was unaware of misogynistic men in theatre. They are everywhere else, so I don’t know why theatre would be immune.
"What I said was, I hadn’t witnessed misogyny in the rehearsal room - which is true. I don’t for a second doubt the truth of the stories women in Irish theatre have been telling."
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