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One Act Festival 2019

Philip McIntyre Corn Mill Theatre Group


It is my great pleasure on behalf of The Corn Mill Theatre & Arts Centre to extend a warm Carrigallen welcome to all our participating groups, our adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe and of course you our valued patrons to our 16th Annual One Act Drama Festival from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November.


Philip McIntyre
Festival Director

Line Up

Friday 15th November at 7:30pm

Muddy Hands Productions (confined)
with ‘Identity’ by Sarah McKenna Dunne

Donabate Portrane Dramatic Society (Confined)
with ‘Mr Foot’ by Michael Frayn

Martello Productions (Confined)
with ‘Red Cross’ by Sam Shepard


Saturday 16th November at 7:30pm

Gunpowder Productions (Open)
with ‘Dancing At Lunacy’ by Seamus Scanlon

Kilmuckridge Drama Group (Confined)
with ‘The Donahue Sisters’ by Geraldine Aron

Balally Players (Open)
with ‘Waiting For You’ by Mark O’Leary


Sunday 17th November at 2pm

Theatre 3 Newtownabbey (Open)
with ‘Getting Dark’ by Joe Graham

Prosperous Drama Society (Open)
with ‘Hue and Cry’ by Deirdre Kinahan

Bailieborough Drama Group (Confined)
with ‘The Shape’ by Tara Lovett

One Act Festival 2019


1st: Prosperous Drama Society
2nd: Gunpowder Productions 
3rd: Balally Players

1st: Bailieborough Drama Group
2nd: Martello Productions
3rd: Kilmuckridge Drama Group

Best Actor Open
Donal O’Sullivan as Victor in “Dancing At Lunacy”

Best Actress Open
Máirín O’Sullivan as Emily in “Waiting For You”
(Balally Players)

Best Actor Confined
Liam Daly as O’Coineen in “The Shape”
(Bailieborough Drama Group)

Best Actress Confined
Fiona Clarke as Sheena in “The Shape”
(Bailieborough Drama Group)

Adjudicators Award
Seamus Farrell & Dara O’Halon
Tech Team in “The Shape”
(Bailieborough Drama Group)

Geoff O’Keeffe Corn Mill Theatre

Adjudicator | Geoff O’Keeffe

Geoff O’Keeffe is a theatre director, actor and drama adjudicator. His recent credits include; The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth. Yasmina Reza’s God Of Carnage, Tennessee William’s Talk To Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen, Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat McCabe and Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for Mill Productions at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum. He has also written and directed eight highly successful Christmas shows for young audiences. Other work as a director includes; Cock for Blue Heart Theatre Company (The New Theatre), The Astonished Heart for Behind The Moon Productions (Players Theatre), At The Black Pig’s Dyke for Cavan Culture Theatre Project and Lost Weekend for Gillian Grattan | Evil Little Genius Productions (Axis Theatre).

Personal highlights as an actor include, Mahon in The Playboy Of The Western World, Paul in My Second Self for No Tears Productions; David/Divina in Aul’ Divina and Me/I for Biscuits for Breakfast Theatre Company; James in Dinner for One for Offaly Drama Project; Mikey in The Highest House on the Mountain for Tavistock Arts Theatre Company at Smock Alley Theatre; Ms. Kitty in Billy Redden for IYT at The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, 2010, where he received the Michael Mac Liammoir Award for Best Male Actor.

He has facilitated workshops for drama groups all over the country and has been in great demand as an adjudicator. He adjudicated the All Ireland One Act Finals in 2013, The All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in 2014 and the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival, Athlone, 2017. He is a member of The Association of Drama Adjudicators. He holds an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU.