FOLLOWING LAST year’s resounding success, the Galway Theatre Festival returns from October 20 to 24. The festival is now accepting submissions of unproduced scripts, not exceeding 90 minutes in length, for a series of rehearsed readings. Applicants are requested to include a brief account of their writing and theatre experience with their submissions.
This year the festival showcases performances from emerging local and national theatre companies. Highlights include: Christian O’Reilly’s Here We Are Again Still presented by Decadent Theatre; Moonfish’s adaptation of Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, featuring an international cast; Mephisto Theatre’s debut of Pat Hynes’ Wrecked; The Human Voice by Jean Cocteau under the direction of Theatrecorp's Max Hafler; and the triumphant return of Zelig Theatre with Geraldine Aron’s The Donahue Sisters.
Heralded by The Irish Times as one of the culture highlights of 2008, the first ever Galway Theatre Festival saw sell-out crowds and was a testament to the thriving Galway theatre scene and its local talent. This year’s festival will once again bring life and colour to long October nights with performances, readings, and a festival club that promises to be as lively as the event itself.
For further information on script submissions contact [email protected]