2016 Festival awards

Best Actor Male: Eamonn Smith (The Line Rehearsal).
Shortlisted: Michael Gleeson and Vinny O’Loughlin (both I Don’t Know).

Best Actor Female: Donna Ruane (The Line Rehearsal).
Shortlisted: Laoise McKeogh (Escaping the Fun House) and Mary Henry (Izzy).

Best Director: John Farragher (Izzy).
Shortlisted: Seamus Cafferkey (Sway) and Ken Armstrong (The Line Rehearsal)

Winning Script: Izzy by Nicola Keane
Runner-up: The Line Rehearsal by Ken Armstrong

Adjudicators’ Special Awards:

  • Anna Sammon (Lesbian experience that wasn’t – The Authoress)
  • Fiona Poole (Promising Young Actor – Sway)
  • John Farragher (Portrayal of gorilla – Fingers and Toesies)
  • Mary and Orlaith Henry (Harmony vocals – Izzy)
  • Red Card Players (for Costume – I Don’t Know)
  • Laoise McKeogh (for minimalism of set – Escaping The Funhouse)
  • Elizabeth Murphy (disinterested cameo in I Don’t Know)