Eugene O’Brien is an Irish playwright, screenwriter, and actor based in Dublin. Best known for award winning Eden, which has performed throughout Europe and the US and IFTA winner TV drama, Pure Mule. Eugene’s recent projects include writing for TV3 new drama, Red Rock, plays for RTE and BBC Radio Drama. His awards include Irish Times/ESB Theatre Awards 2001, The Steward Parker Best New Play 2001 and the Rooney Prize for Literature 2003. Eugene plays an integral role in the establishment and development of Scripts - heading the selection panel of submitted plays, mentoring playwrights throughout the week and judging plays on the final night. Eugene brings many years of experience and knowledge to the Festival.