Playwrights announced for Offaly's 2018 Scripts festival

They will be mentored by Edenderry's Eugene O'Brien

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Playwrights announced for Offaly's Scripts festival

Playwrights announced for Offaly's Scripts festival

Three playwrights from across Ireland have been selected for this year’s SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival in Birr, Co. Offaly.

Taking place from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 17, a record number of over 70 submissions on the theme ‘What Dreams’ were received this year.

The selected playwrights are David Donovan from Dublin, Kildare native Brendan Farrell and Sionnáin Ní Nulláin also from Dublin.

The trio will travel to Birr for a week of mentoring in July with Edenderry writer Eugene O'Brien. All three plays will be performed as rehearsed readings with professional actors at the SCRIPTS headline event at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday, June 17.

SCRIPTS Festival Director, Angela Ryan Whyte said: "We have been overwhelmed by the volume of interest this year and it has been captivating to read the various responses to the 2018 theme."

"The range and diversity of thought displayed by playwrights has confirmed our feeling there are myriads of people who can and do write for theatre in Ireland. By providing such a platform, SCRIPTS is allowing plays of all shapes and sizes to be read, seen, developed and nurtured and we are thrilled to be continuing our efforts for this our fifth outing.”

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