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.
Friday 15th November at 7:30pm
TBC (Group Cancellation)
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
Best Actor & Best Actress (Confined) (Sponsor – Cathal Farrelly)
Best Actor & Best Actress (Open) (Sponsor – Cathal Farrelly)
Best Group – (Open) (Sponsor – HSE)
Best Group – (Confined) (Sponsor – Corn Mill Theatre)
Adjudicators Award – Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy (Sponsor – The Kilbrackan Arms)
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.