One Act Drama Festival delights theatre enthusiasts with 75th year celebrations
THE One Act Drama Festival was a wonderful feast of comedy and interesting new and exciting dramas. The event adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe was a wonderful hit with competing groups from all over Ireland and the audience.
The committee were delighted to have Hubert Mc Morrrow, seer of amateur drama, formally close the festival.
The esteemed Chairman Brendan Mc Gowan remarked that as the event’s 75 year celebration came to a close, in the words of Brian Friel‘ “It’s all over… and it ’s all about to begin”
The WDF team did an outstanding job one again running a successful festival. They are delighted to have some new members on board and welcome new people who would like to join the team. They are most grateful to have had the Tubbercurry and District Credit Union as sponsor for the 1 Act Festival. WINNERS were as follows: OPEN
1ST- Bradán Players, Co. Kildare “Aubade”
2ND - Coolgreany Drama, Co. Wexford “Mr Foot”
3RD - Prosperous Dramatic Society, Co. Kildare “Breathless” CONFINED
1ST - Roscommon Drama Group “The Stanley Parkers” 2ND - The Wild River Drama Group, Ballinrobe “Meoldy” 3RD - Salmon Éile, Co. Kildare “Bad Sunday”
BEST Performance of the Festival
MAGGIE Murphy as Nibs in “Mr Foot” COOLGREANY Drama, Co. Wexford
CON Connolly as Stanley in “The Stanley Parkers” ROSCOMMON Drama Group ADJUDICATORS Special Award
CILLIAN Fennessy as Murph in “One Man Down” SHANNONSIDE Drama Group, Co. Clare
Chairman of Western Drama Festival, Brendan McGowan pictured with the Festival Adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe. Pics: Tom Callanan.
Western Drama Officials at the festival: Michelle McKim, Breege Colleran (Secretary), Brendan McGowan (Chairman) and Patricia McCarrick.
A scene from ‘Aubade’ by Mark Yeates, presented by the Bradan Players from Kildare. This play won the ‘Open’ Section and featured Michelle Reade and Brendan Dunlea (pictured)
Michelle Reade and Peter Davey at the One Act Festival.
‘Two Playwrights and a Director’, Playwrights John McDwyer on the left and Tommy Marren on the right with Phoenix Player Director Tom Walsh .
Roger McCarrick and Nichola MacEvilly pictured at the 75th Western Drama One Act Festival.