The Railway Theatre Group has been awarded the Mayo County Council Amateur Drama Award for 2016, which was assessed by an external, independent, panel on the following criteria: innovation; development of excellence; quality and creativity; which improve the amateur drama sector in an area. All amateur drama groups based in the county are eligible to apply for the award of €1,000.
The Railway Theatre Group formed in early 2015 when a group of four women from Mayo set out with a common ambition to devise a new Irish play. Three Plus One was devised by the actors and written by Mary Ellen Conlon. In 2016 they performed their play in Kiltimagh Town Hall Theatre, Ballina Arts Centre, and the Linenhall Arts Centre.
For more information contact The Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, by calling (094 ) 9024444 or e-mail: [email protected].