Dead Man’s Cell Phone Sat 20th May 2017
Dalkey Players win RTE All Ireland Drama Festival 2017!!!
Dalkey Players are the overall winners of this year’s RTE All Ireland Drama Festival with their production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by American playwright Sarah Ruhl. At the Awards ceremony in Athlone on Saturday night last, Dalkey also took several other awards including Best Director for Emma Jane Nulty, Best Actor, Dermot Byrne, Best Lighting, Barry Donaldson and Best Stage Management, Emma Mulligan with Maura Lavelle winning a scholarship to the Gormanston Annual Drama Summer School.
Festival adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe praised Dalkey Player’s production for its staging, lighting, direction, costuming, soundscape and its ensemble acting adding that director Emma Jane Nulty had “heart, vision, a mastery of stage craft and excellent direction skills”.
Chairperson of Dalkey Players, Lua McIlraith said “We are thrilled to be the overall winners of the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival 2017 and delighted to bring another All Ireland win back to Dalkey”.
Proceeds go to Barnardos and Children’s Hospital Ireland