Congratulations to Dalkey Drama Group who were crowned RTE All-Ireland Drama Festival Winners 2017 at the Radisson last night among scenes of marvellous celebrations.
Adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe announced to the assembled that ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ was, for him, the performance of this week.
To all the nine directors, groups and supporters my sincere congratulations. To the members of the Dalkey Drama Group and their director Jane Nulty, I doff my hat to you all on this your fantastic achievement. Enjoy every single moment and the celebrations on home soil.
RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival Perpetual Trophy
1st – Dalkey Players with ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
2nd – Moat Club with ‘The God of Carnage’
3rd – Prosperous Dramatic Society with ‘The Play about The Baby’
Emma Jane Nulty of Dalkey Players for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
Dermot Byrne of Dalkey Players for playing Gordon in ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
Kate Power of Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group for playing Agnes in ‘Agnes of God’
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Colm Linnane of Corofin Dramatic Society for playing Bartley in ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maura Farrelly of Corn Mill Theatre Group for playing Madge in ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’
Best Stage Management
Emma Mulligan of Dalkey Players for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
Best Stage Lighting
Barry Donaldson of Dalkey Players for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
Best Stage Setting
John Clancy and Team of Corofin Dramatic Society for ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’
Gormanstown Summer School Scholarship
Maura Lavelle of Dalkey Players for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
ADCI/DLI Summer School Scholarship
Amanda Ryan of Prosperous Dramatic Society for ‘The Play about The Baby’
John Butler Scholarship to D.L.I. Summer School
Greg Mulcahy of Kilmeen Drama Group for ‘The Seafarer’
Abbey Theatre Award
Prosperous Dramatic Society will perform ‘The Play about The Baby’
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