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Selected Playwrights

Each year, we are blown away by the work sent to us for consideration for Scripts.

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a short play on the theme, TIME.

We are thrilled to announce the chosen three who'll be joining us for a week of mentorship and development with the team and Eugene O'Brien this July in Birr.

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Áine Ryan

Play | Mister Night

Áine Ryan is a playwright from Co. Tipperary whose work responds primarily to issues of women, isolation, and rural Ireland.


She won the London Pub Theatre New Writing Award in 2023 for ‘Paddy goes to Petra’ which received multiple five-star reviews during its sold out run at Jack Studio Theatre, London.


Other plays include the critically acclaimed Kitty in the Lane (Jack Studio Theatre, London and Clonmel Junction Arts Festival) and co-writer of ‘From Out the Land’ a site-specific production in September 2023.


She is the recipient of Agility, Project and Professional Development funding from the Arts Council, and is a member of Irish Theatre Institute's Six in the Attic for 2024. She is writer of the award winning comedy short film 'First Date' which was broadcast on RTÉ and HBO. 

Mister Night

A night at a bed and breakfast in an Irish coastal town takes a sinister turn, when the peculiar owner keeps interrupting a young woman during date preparations. 

Conor Montague

Play | Delusional Disorder

Conor is a writer/workshop facilitator from Galway.


His plays have been shortlisted for the Billy Roche International Playwriting Award (2019), the Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize (2019), the Druid Theatre New Writing Award (2020) and the Druid Theatre Fuel Programme (2022).


Conor is an award-winning author of fiction. His debut collection, Capital Vices, was published by Reflex Press in September 2023.


A short film, Nothing to be Done, premiered at Galway Film Fleadh 2023, was highly commended at OFFline Film Festival 2023, LB Film Fest 2023 and is an official selection at Irish Film Berlin 2024.


Conor is resident playwright at Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, London.

Delusional Disorder

Will a poet’s freedom be determined by a therapist imprisoned by her past? A tense dialogue which explores perceptions of reality, societal prejudice, childhood trauma and the relative merits of Rich Tea and Chocolate Hobnobs. 

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Dee Roycroft

Play | An Angel in Centra

Dee is an emerging playwright from Dublin and an alumnus of ITI's Six in the Attic/Virtual Attic and the Maven's Programme. 


She also writes for animation including shows by Cartoon Saloon, Daily Madness, and JAM Media.

An Angel in Centra

Cora and John-Joe can’t stop running. Running for their lives, or someone else’s life. A short play about beating hearts, angels and the interconnectedness of everything.

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