Another great Kerry Drama Festival at The Ivy Leaf Theatre has drawn to a close. Only four drama groups participated this year because of disruption caused by Covid 19.
But what we lacked in quantity was made up in quality. All four plays were in the Open Section and the players gave great performances.
There was a good attendance each night given the circumstances, with the theatre almost full everynight.
The adjudicator AodhMcCay gave a very jnformative and sympathetic critique of the plays at the end of each night.
He had the difficult task of choosing the winners of the awards from the excellent performances.
Here are the Kerry Drama Festival 2022 Results:
|Premier Award||Open||Chapatti||Palace Players||Chapatti|
|Best Director||Open||John Clancy||Corofin Dramatic Society||Betrayal|
|Best Actor||Open||Seán Aherne||Palace Players||Chapatti|
|Best Actress||Open||Mary Colbert||Palace Players||Chapatti|
|Best Supporting Actor||Open||Kris Cowming||Brideview Drama||The Beauty Queen of Leenane|
|Best Supporting Actress||Open||Sharon Mawe||Kilmeen Drama Group||Conversations on a Homecoming|
|Best Visual Presentation||Open||Corofin Dramatic Society||Corofin Dramatic Society||Betrayal|
|Best Stage Management||Open||Kilmeen Drama Group||Kilmeen Drama Group||Conversations on a Homecoming|
|Adjudicator’s Award||Open||Lar McCarthy||Kilmeen Drama Group||Conversations on a Homecoming|
|Adjudicator’s Award||Open||Corofin Dramatic Society for Music||Corofin Dramatic Society||Betrayal|
|Best Young Actor/Actress||Open||Eoghan Hennessy||Brideview Drama||The Beauty Queen of Leenane|
The committee and volunteers who made Kerry Drama Festival in 2022 possible are due great credit. There is a huge amount of work and organisation behind the scenes to stage this event in the Castleisland. It was especially difficult this year because of the Covid 19 situation and audiences were very appreciative of the efforts made by all.
Well done to all drama groups who participated and congratulations especially to Palace Players who won the Premier Award and the Best Actor and Best Actress Award.
Superb performances from the two actors Sean Ahern and Mary Colbert!
Here’s hoping that we can get back to a full programmme of eight nights in the first week of March 2023!
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