Announcement of the recipient of the Phelim Donlon Playwright's Bursary & Residency 2017/18

Thursday 07 Dec 2017
17 Eustase Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 F293

Dr Patsy Donlon announced Amy Conroy, playwright, actor and theatre maker as the recipient of the 3rd Phelim Donlon Playwright's Bursary & Residency at an event hosted at ITI's offices at 17 Eustace Street Temple Bar and attended by colleagues and Phelim's family and friends.

This award is named in honour of Phelim Donlon, former Drama Officer at the Arts Council and a dedicated member of the first Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) PLAYOGRAPHYIreland Advisory Panel, in acknowledgement of his valued contribution to Irish theatre.

The award comprises the ITI writer’s bursary of €1,000 and a two weeks’ fully resourced residency in Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig. The previous recipients of the award are Fiona Doyle (2015/16) and Dylan Coburn Gray (2016/17).

On confirming Amy as the ecipient Siobhán Bourke, Co-Director Irish Theatre Insitute said that "on behalf of ITI and Tyrone Guthrie Centre I would like to congratulate Amy on being awarded the third Phelim Donlon  Bursary.  Amy is an immensely creative writer with a number of high profile plays and productions behind her and the Award  will afford Amy some time to reflect and grow as a playwright.  We believe the combination of a two week residency in Annaghmakerrig and a small bursary should enable Amy to stretch her writing practice and develop new work".

Amy will complete the residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig in 2018.


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