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Scripts 2023 : Our transition year

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As mentioned before, this year would have seen the 10th Scripts Festival taking place, however we have made, what we feel is, a prudent decision to take a break to re calibrate and think about the future of the Festival.  We will be working away in the background to focus on how we can best serve our writers audiences.
But we can’t really tear ourselves away from the stage completely  and the excitement of new work being created.

 

We have been collaborating 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 is ready to be presented on stage in an exclusive staged reading on June 17th.

On that day, Eugene O'Brien will also host a hands-on writing workshop to help 3 lucky playwrights evolve there project under his expert guidance.

 

On the 1st of July, you will be able to attend a writing masterclass with award winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan.

On that same day, the theatre will host an amazing double bill from the multi-award winning Acting -Out drama group and acclaimed playwright Sean Denyer (winner of Scripts 2021). This evening promises laughter and pathos in equal quantity with two immensely touching and energetic new plays.

2023 programme

Spread across 2 Saturdays (June 17th  & July 1st) our 2023 programme was developped in collaboration with the team at Birr Theatre & Art Centre. Our main objective was to keep fostering new creations through play-writing workshops and the staging of new work for theatre from previous Scripts Festival Alumni.

June 17th

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Play-writing Workshop

with Eugene O'Brien

Eugene's Writing Workshop is a great opportunity for aspiring writers to hone their craft. You will earn from Eugene's vast knowledge and experience of theStage. together, you will refine your idea and writing skills to go from page to stage  in a supportive environment.

July 1st

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Play-writing Workshop

with Deirdre Kinahan

Award winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan will give a one-day workshop on writing for the stage, writing outside your own experience and writing for ‘Other’.

June 17th

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New work for the stage

From 2022 Scripts winner Tony Doyle

Winner of Scripts 2022, Tony has just completed the first Theatre Residency at Birr Theatre with mentoring from Eugene O’Brien. During the residency, Tony developed his 15 minute winning script, into a full length piece with the intention of touring later in the year. 

July 1st

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Acting Out double bill

From 2021 Scripts winner

Sean Denyer

An amazing double bill from the multi-award winning Acting -Out drama group and acclaimed playwright Sean Denyer. This evening promises laughter and pathos in equal quantity with two immensely touching and energetic new plays

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