A feast of theatre awaits those attending the Irish Student Drama Festival in Galway this week. Starting tomorrow Friday 4 March, the aspiring students of Ireland’s University’s will perform an exhausting run of 45 different shows over nine days.
The ISDA Festival featuring productions of headline works of classics of Irish theatre such as Tom Murphy’s A Whistle in the Dark, Frank McGuinness’s Factory Girls and also more recent works such as The Weir by Conor McPherson and the Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh.
The students hope to be inspired in the city of the Tribes and also the home city of the Druids. Venues include Nuns Island Theatre, Bank of Ireland Theatre on NUIG campus and also Druid’s own Theatre on Druid Lane. With tickets from as little as €3/5 and shows spread across times from 11am, lunchtime, 4pm and 8pm there are times and venues to suit all would be theatre-goers.
Kelly’s Bar will also play host to a series of lunchtime theatre events where new playwrights will stage their finished and developing works.
The judges with the onerous task of deciding on nominees and winners for the ISDA ’11 awards are Dolores Lyne, Sinead McKenna and Derbhle Crotty.
The ISDA promises to be a great festival so get out and support and enjoy the work of the up and coming actors, writers, directors and crews of Ireland’s student drama societies.