Scripts 2016 Programme Officially Unveiled

The programme for this year’s SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival taking place in Birr next month has been officially unveiled.

The picturesque Offaly town will play host to an ensemble of playwrights, actors, producers, directors for 7 fun filled days from Sunday 3 July- Saturday 9 July.

This year’s programme is jam-packed with something for all theatre lovers including Pop-Up Plays, Playwriting for Children, ‘The Literary Loft’, ‘Come Dine & Discuss’ and more.

One of the key events will be Changing The Ink on Thursday 7 July at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. Chaired by journalist and playwright Mary Kenny, it will be a public discussion focusing on the Waking The Feminists (WTF) movement and its implications for writers. Other contributors will include WTF committee members, artists Pom Boyd and Sonya Kelly, as well as theatre professionals Clare Barrett, Mary Elizabeth Burke Kennedy.

The festival will culminate on Saturday 9 July with ‘Nurtured New Works’, a special performance of the three brand new Irish plays, specially selected to be part of the festival. After a week of mentoring, editing and directing with playwright Eugene O’Brien, the winning play will be selected by Eugene and Literary Manager at The Abbey Theatre, Jessica Traynor.

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