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Kerry Drama Festival Results 2023

Kerry Drama Festival 2023 Results

The 2023 Kerry Drama Festival at The Ivy Leaf Theatre has has been a resounding success! The Kerry Drama Festival Results 2023 are here.
We had seven nights of top quality performances from drama groups from far and near and it was generally agreed that the standard of production this year was really high.
Attendances were back to normal after a few years of disruption, with a full house on many nights.
The adjudicator Ailbhe Garvey Hughes gave a very jnformative critique of the plays at the end of each night and had a very difficult task of choosing the winners of the awards. As she said herself, “There was not a hair’s breadth between them”

As it turned out “Oleanna” performed by Prosperous Dramatic Society swept the top awards.

Here are the Kerry Drama Festival Results 2023:

AwardSectionWinnerDrama GroupPlay
Premier AwardOpenOleannaProsperous Dramatic SocietyOleanna
Best DirectorOpenTJ DugganProsperous Dramatic SocietyOleanna
Best ActorOpenRobert MasseyProsperous Dramatic SocietyOleanna
Best ActressOpenAshleigh O'NeillProsperous Dramatic SocietyOleanna
Best Supporting ActorOpenColm LinnaneCorofin Dramatic SocietyStolen Child
Best Supporting ActressOpenDiane LaceyHolycross/Ballycahill Drama GroupA Skull in Connemara
Best Visual PresentationOpenBrideview DramaBrideview DramaThe Father
Best Stage ManagementOpenProsperous Dramatic SocietyProsperous Dramatic SocietyOleanna
Adjudicator’s AwardOpenKilmeen Drama GroupKilmeen Drama GroupDramatic SocietyBlithe Spirit
Best Young Actor/ActressOpenAlison MurphyKilmeen Drama GroupBlithe Spirit
Winning PlayConfinedDear FrankieSt. Patrick's Theatre GroupDear Frankie
Best DirectorConfinedSeamus CafferkySt. Patrick's Theatre GroupDear Frankie
Best ActorConfinedJohn MorleyHarvest Moon Theatre GroupGod of Carnage
Best ActressConfinedVera KilgannonHarvest Moon Theatre GroupGod of Carnage
Best Supporting ActorConfinedCiarán MacSuibhneSt. Patrick's Theatre GroupDear Frankie
Best Supporting ActressConfinedMartina RyanSt. Patrick's Theatre GroupDear Frankie

Thanks to The Committee

The committee and volunteers who made Kerry Drama Festival in 2023 possible are due great credit. We go and enjoy the performances and often don’t appreciate the vast amount of work and organisation thatgoes in to staging this event in the Castleisland.
Thanks to Aidan Reidy, Jerome Stack and the rest of the committe and volunteers who have put in so much effort to make this festival a success!

Kerry Drama Festival Results 2023 Winner

Well done to all drama groups who participated and congratulations especially to Prosperous Dramatic Society who won the Premier Award and the Best Actor and Best Actress Award.

We look forward to 2024! Go mbeirimid beo!

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