Joe Devlin asked me to make a book about Focus, a well-known experimental theatre company which survived on a shoestring for 50 years. We explored the archives, finding wonderful old black and white theatre stills I just had to use. The problem? There was almost no information on them. I had to turn detective, finding retired actors and directors and prompting them to use their connections to track down the people in the photographs. The night President Michael D. Higgins launched “Five Decades in Focus”, many of them turned up, and they all signed a copy together to post to the acting teacher in New York who had started it all.