Scripts 2023 : Our transition year
As mentioned before, this year would have seen the 10th Scripts Festival taking place, however we did make, what we feel was, a prudent decision to take a break to re calibrate and think about the future of the Festival. We worked away in the background to focus on how we can best serve our writers audiences.
But we couldn't really tear ourselves away from the stage completely and the excitement of new work being created.
We have collaborated with the team at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre to create some sort of a "mini Scripts Festival".
Tony Doyle (winner of Scripts 2022) will introduce his new work "The Stars in Peru".
Based on his 2022 scripts entry his new play evolved through an intense writing residence in Birr and was presented on stage in an exclusive staged reading on June 17th.
On that day, Eugene O'Brien did also host a hands-on writing workshop to help 3 lucky playwrights evolve there project under his expert guidance.
On the 1st of July, we hosted a writing masterclass with award winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan.
On that same day, the theatre presented an amazing double bill from the multi-award winning Acting -Out drama group and acclaimed playwright Sean Denyer (winner of Scripts 2021).