December 7, 2016
The One act Circuit, 2016 culminated in a most successful All Ireland One Act Final, held recently at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum and hosted by Balally Players and Dundrum One Act Festival. A wonderful weekend of drama saw The Moat Club, Naas take the Open title, while Blue Hat Productions won the confined title. Creative direction, beautiful presentation and some wonderful performances ensured that the capacity audiences were treated to a feast of drama. Balally Players left no detail to spare in their organisation of the finals. Take a bow, festival director Karen Carleton and team, the award winners and the joint committee of the DLI | ADCI.
Next year the All Ireland One Act final will take place in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, hosted by Letterkenny One Act Drama Festival.
DLI scholarship | Sally Stevens for her direction of The Quiet Land | Coolgreaney ADS
Award for Best Writing or Innovation | Liz O’ Hanlon for The Sacred Heart’s Right Hand Man | Baileboro Drama Group
Adjudicator’s Award | James Murphy | Bull | Prosperous Drama Society
Best Performance Confined | Sean Kelleher | Two | Blue Hat Productions
Best Performance Open | Sarah Gallagher |Moat Club | Naas
3rd The Sacred Heart’s Right Hand Man | Baileboro Drama Group
2nd The Quiet Land | Coolgreaney ADS
1st Two | Blue Hat Productions
3rd Bull | Prosperous Drama Society
2nd Me and My Friend | Rasper Players
1st Plaza Suite (Act 2) | Moat Club, Naas.