Archive for July 21st, 2010

From Page to Stage

21st July 2010 by Maura McHugh

Dublin City CouncilJointly organised by the local authority library services of Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin, From Page to Stage presents an opportunity for new playwrights to showcase their work as part of Innovation Dublin – a celebration of innovation and creativity across the Dublin Region.

Winning writers will be offered mentoring from draft manuscript stage to production by Laurence Foster (actor, author, former head of RTÉ radio drama) and Daniel Reardon (actor, playwright and poet).

The best plays submitted will be staged as rehearsed readings in libraries across the City and County during the Innovation Dublin Festival in November, giving new writers an opportunity to receive valuable feedback and audience reaction to their work. Winners will direct their own work using the services of professional actors provided by the organisers.

Judging will be carried out by Laurence Foster, Daniel Reardon, playwright Bernard Farrell and actor and director Cathryn Brennan. The overall winner will receive a prize of €500 and will have their work presented in Dublin City Council’s new Wood Quay Venue.

Entries must be received by post or by hand by 5.00pm on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, and information on how to apply is on the web site.