The Irish Student Drama Association, the umbrella organisation for college and university drama societies, will hold its festival in Galway city in March.
The highlight of the ISDA year is the association’s annual theatre festival – a week-long festival in which all member societies travel to the selected city and perform plays on behalf of their home college.
The 2011 ISDA Festival takes place from March 5 to 12 and will be a citywide event featuring 22 plays from up to 13 colleges around the country, with plays being performed every day in the Druid Theatre, Nuns Island Theatre, and the Bank of Ireland Theatre.
The festival productions will be a combination of the work of emerging student writers as well as productions of well-established plays from world-renowned playwrights.
As well as the 22 main shows, there will also be an ISDA fringe festival, featuring daily comedic and musical performances, both professional and amateur.