Posts Tagged ‘playwrights’

2011 ZeBBie Awards Video

24th June 2011

Here is a video of the highlights of the 2011 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony, which took place on May 12th in the Sugar Club in Dublin.

ZeBBie Awards 2011 Photo Gallery

13th June 2011

2011 ZeBBie Awards Short-list

20th April 2011

ZeBBie AwardsThe IPSG is delighted to announce the short-list of nominees for the 2011 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Stuart Carolan for Love/Hate
  • Eugene O’Brien for Pure Mule: The Last Weekend
  • Antoine Ó Flatharta for An Crisis

Best Radio Script

  • Alan Archbold for The Eulogy of Harry Brogan
  • Maeve Ingoldsby for A Proper Da
  • Tom Murphy for A Whistle in the Dark

Best Theatre Script

  • Amy Conroy for I ♥ Alice ♥ I
  • David Ireland for Everything Between Us
  • Michael West for Freefall

Best Feature Film Script

  • Tom Hall for Sensation
  • Conor Horgan for One Hundred Mornings
  • Ian Power for The Runway

Best Short Film Script

  • Louise Bagnall for Donkey
  • Michael Creagh for The Crush
  • Andrew Legge for The Chronoscope

Congratulations to all the nominees!

The ZeBBie Awards are annual awards created by the IPSG — named in honour of O. Z. Whitehead — to acknowledge the best script(s) written by Irish playwrights and screenwriters during the previous year.

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

It will take place on Thursday the 12th of May, at the Sugar Club, in Dublin.


Ticket(s) for the awards ceremony may be purchased online. Tickets cost €10 each.

Purchased tickets can be collected at the Sugar Club door on the evening of the Awards Ceremony.

Numbers are limited, so please book tickets quickly. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door on the night, subject to availability.

No one will be admitted to the Awards Ceremony without a ticket.

Dress Code: writer chic.

A special thank you to the agents, producers, broadcasters, publishers, and nominees, for their assistance.

On With The Show

8th April 2011

Now in its eighth year, the Theatre Forum annual conference, called On with the Show, is the key networking event for the performing arts sector and the only event of its kind in Ireland. It will feature a host of national and international speakers as well as plenty of time to network and exchange ideas.


On with the Show is taking place in Galway on June 9 & 10.


Conference fees include access to all sessions, lunch on both days, coffee breaks and evening dinner and entertainment.

Member (1st delegate) €129
Member (subsequent delegates) €99
Non member: €169
Special subsidised rate: €79
(note there are a limited number of subsidised places for freelance writers, directors, producers and actors. Please contact for more details.)

More information is available on the web site, where you can also purchase tickets.

Cuirt Playwright Discussion

30th March 2011

Cúirt 2011

As part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature playwrights Stacey Gregg and Nancy Harris will discuss their work with Dr Patrick Lonergan at 18:00 13 April, 2011 in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway.

Dr. Lonergan lectures at NUI Galway, and writes about Irish theatre for many publications, including The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. In 2008, he won the Theatre Book Prize for Theatre and Globalization: Irish Drama in the Celtic Tiger Era. He is also director of the Synge Summer School for Irish Drama, which takes place this year in County Wicklow from 30th June to 3rd July.

Stacey Gregg’s first play was shortlisted for the Royal Court Young Writer’s Festival. Since then she has written for Tinderbox Belfast, The Bush London, Rough Magic, The Abbey in conjunction with the Goethe Institut, and was part of Paines Ploughes Come to Where I’m From season. She was previously on attachment at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London and is currently on attachment at the National Theatre Studio, London. Her first full production, PERVE will open in 2011 at The Peacock, Dublin. Stacey also writes for TV and is currently developing a series for the BBC.

Nancy Harris was born and raised in Dublin. In 2004, she completed the M.Phil on Playwrighting Studies at Birmingham University. She is currently the Pearson Playwright in Residence 2011 at the Bush Theatre, London. Theatre credits include The Kreutzer Sonata, (Gate Theatre, London), Little Dolls (Bush Theatre Broken Space Season), Love in a Glass Jar (Abbey Theatre 20 Love Season). She has also been a writer on attachment at the Soho Theatre and National Theatre Studio, London, respectively. Her radio credits include Love in a Glass Jar and the five-part Woman’s Hour drama series Blood in the Bridal Shop, co-written with Louise Ramsden, both for BBC Radio 4. Nancy has also written for television. Her latest play, No Romance, currently running at the Abbey Theatre, is receiving excellent reviews.

Admission: €8.00/€6.00