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This project was successfully funded on May 7, 2012.
Here's a lineup of the plays that were performed at the festival:
Mon. 14th May:
‘The Loves of Cass Maguire’ by Brian Friel (Heads on Stage, Dublin)
Tues. 15th May:
‘White Woman Street’ by Sebastian Barry
(Milwaukee Irish Arts, Milwaukee)
Weds. 16th May:
‘Someone Who'll Watch Over Me’ by Frank McGuinness
(Liffey Players Drama Society, Calgary)
Thurs. 17th May:
‘The Muesli Belt’ by Jimmy Murphy (Tara Players, Winnipeg)
Fri. 18th May:
‘A Couple of Blaguards’ by Frank & Malachy Mc Court
(Irish American Theater Company, Cincinnati)
Sat. 19th May:
‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’ by Eugene O'Neill
(Rochester Community Players, Rochester)
We were nominated for awards in all categories for which we were eligible:
- Best Production
- Best Lead Actor (Kevin Callahan as Trooper O'Hara)
- Best Supporting Actor (Fred Diggins as James Miranda)
Congratulations to Fred Diggins for winning the Best Supporting Actor prize!
Here are some pictures taken by the Axis staff during the festival:
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Andrew Montague attended the festival party at the Axis Center the night of our show and also attended our performance. There's a picture below of him at the party.
I tweeted that he had attended and he replied to our tweet:
Cllr Andrew Montague @MayorMontague replied to you:
MayorMontague Cllr Andrew Montague @MIAWWS
I really enjoyed your performance at the @axisBallymun theatre. Very innovative.
May 25, 3:52 AM via Tweetbot for iOS
In reply to…
MIAWWS White Woman Street
The Lord Mayor of Dublin was in attendance at our performance at the Axis Center.
May 22, 2:43 PM via web
On Tuesday while preparing for our performance we took some time to take part in a radio interview for Morning Ireland, the breakfast news program broadcast by RTE Radio 1 in Ireland and is noted as that country's most listened to radio program.