NEWS

28
MAR

STEWART PARKER TRUST AWARD 2017 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

28 MAR 2018

(R-L, Clockwise) Clare Monnelly, Eoghan Quinn, Karen Cogan, Kevin Barry, Michael Marshall & Thommas Kane Byrne

The Stewart Parker Trust Award 2017 Shortlist was announced by the Stewart Paker Trust today.

Set up in honour of the late Belfast playwright, Stewart Parker (1941-1988), the Stewart Parker Trust seeks to encourage new writers for theatre in Ireland, North and South. The main award is the New Playwright Bursary, awarded annually to an emerging playwright. Two BBC Northern Ireland awards have also been established in Stewart Parker's memory and form part of this annual initiative. 

The Stewart Parker Trust Shortlist for 2017 is:

Autumn Royal by Kevin Barry
Say Nothin' to No One by Thommas Kane Byrne
The Half of It by Karen Cogan
Happy Birthday, Jacob by Michael Marshall
Charlie's A Clepto by Clare Monnelly
The Water Orchard by Eoghan Quinn

The Stewart Parker Trust Awards will take place on April 17, 2018 at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast in a reception hosted by BBC Northern Ireland.

​For more information about the shortlisted playwrights please click here.