The Work of Young Playwrights Mayo 2023 Shines at The Linenhall Arts Centre!

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Writers Aidan Dunne, Fintan Dunne, Yvonne Heneghan, Melissa Keaveney

The Work of Young Playwrights Mayo 2023 Shines at The Linenhall Arts Centre!

A night of new plays by talented young writers took place in the Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar on Sunday, 5th November 2023.

A night of new plays by talented young writers took place in the Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar on Sunday 5th November.

The writers participated in an intensive seven week workshop programme. Guided by Fighting Words Mayo mentors Paul Soye, Ken Armstrong and Ernestine Duffy, they learnt the art, craft and mechanics of writing for the stage.

Writers Aidan Dunne, Fintan Dunne, Yvonne Heneghan, Melissa Keaveney then entrusted their scripts to director Cathal Cleary (Druid, the Abbey, Dublin Theatre Festival).
 


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Director Cathal Cleary and actors Aoife Fitzpatrick, Nichola MacEvilly,Tiernan Messit-Greene & Cúán Hosty Blaney
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Fighting Words mentors Ernestine Duffy, Paul Soye and Ken Armstrong
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The Linenhall assembled some of Ireland’s most exciting actors: Aoife Fitzpatrick (Dublin Murders BBC), Nichola MacEvilly (Funhome, The Gate) Tiernan Messit-Greene (Druid Theatre) & Cúán Hosty Blaney (Say Nothing FX) for the rehearsed reading of the Mayo writers plays.

Audiences were delighted by the original stories and hung on every word. There were laughs, gasps and thunderous applause.

The staff of the Linenhall Arts Centre and Fighting Words would like to extend their thanks to Darina Molloy, Austin Vaughan of Creative Ireland Mayo and the Arts Council  for supporting the initiative.

All photo credits: Alison Loredo


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