After receiving over 70 entries the three selected finalists were; Lesley Conroy, Jemma Curran and Mick Donnellan.  The finalists went through an online/remote one-on-one mentoring session with playwright Eugene O’Brien. 

On Thursday 28 May 2020 the 3 new works of theatre were performed by Carolyn Bracken, Aaron Monaghan and Clare Monnelly and directed by Jim Culleton. Followed by a discussion panel with Jesse Weaver (Abbey Theatre), Gina Moxley, Eugene O'Brien and Phillip McMahon.

This year's winning playwright is Lesley Conroy, for her short play; 'Cleaner' performed by Carolyn Bracken. Lesley's prize is 1-1 development with the Abbey Theatre and a place on a playwriting course with Fishamble.

Thank you to Offaly County Council, Creative Ireland Funding and Birr Theatre & Arts Centre for supporting this project. 

We would like to take this time to thank everyone who joined us for Alive and Online and express our gratitude to those of you who so kindly made a donation to Scripts. 

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