Western Drama Festival, One-Act Festival
Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th November 2018
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Adjudicator: Mr Geoff O'Keefe
Since beginning his adjudicating career in 2009, Geoff has adjudicated one act and full-length festivals all over the country.
Credits as a Director include, Fantastic Mr Fox and James And The Giant Peach,Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear,Othello and Macbeth, God Of Carnage, Frank Pig Says Hello, Talk To Me Like The Rain And Let Me Listen, Sharon's Grave and A Christmas Carol for Mill Productions.Cock by Mike Bartlett for Blue Heart Theatre Company at The New Theatre. The Astonished Heart for Behind The Moon Productions. At The Black Pig's Dyke for Cavan Culture Theatre Project and Lost Weekend by Gillian Grattan at Axis Theatre, Ballymun. He has written and directed seven hugely successful plays for young audiences.
Credits as an actor include My Second Self for No Tears Productions at Players Theatre, Trinity; Aul'Divina and Me/I for Biscuits for Breakfast Productions, Dinner for One, for Offaly Drama Project, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre; The Highest House on the Mountain for Tavistock Arts Theatre Company at Smock Alley Theatre; Billy Redden for IYT at The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, 2010, where he received the Michael Mc Liammoir Award for Best Male Actor; SPARC Productions’ A Whistle in the Dark and Hayfever for Shift Theatre Company.
He has worked for TV, radio and film and regularly facilitates workshops for groups around the country. He holds an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU.
Recent engagements include The All Ireland One Act Finals, Roscommon Arts Centre, 2013. The All Ireland Confined Finals, Claremorris, 2014 and The RTE All Ireland Drama Festival Finals, Athlone, 2017.
Western Drama Festival, Three-Act Festival
Friday 1st to Saturday 9th March 2019
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Adjudicator: Ms Anna Walker
Anna has been a member of ADA since 2008, and has relished the opportunity to adjudicate at festivals the length of breadth of Ireland. She is proud to have adjudicated The All Ireland One Act Festival in Ennis in 2011, the Three Act Confined Finals in Castleblayney in 2016, and the All Ireland Open Festival in Athone in 2018. Her future adjudicating commitments include; West Cork One Act Festival 2018, Western Drama Festival 2019, Doonbeg Drama Festival 2020, Kilmuckridge Drama Festival 2021, Wexford Drama Festival 2022, Roscommon Drama Festival 2023, and Carrickmore Drama Festival 2024.
Anna has an M.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies from U.C.D., and a diploma of Associate and Licentiate from the Royal Irish Academy. Her working life embraces a wide range of Drama disciplines and activities. She is Senior Drama Examiner with the Royal Irish Academy, tutors Drama students, adjudicates Festivals and Feiseanna, and has directed for a number of Acting Companies.
She trod the boards as an amateur actress with The Olivian Players in Dublin where she won a host of best acting awards. The professional stage beckoned, and she relished the opportunity to work on stage, screen and television. Her favourite stage roles include, Hedda in Hedda Gabler, Woman, in To, and Dr. Martha Livingstone in Agnes of God.
She is a regular visitor to London, where she engages in courses in The National Theatre, and The Globe Theatre.