The 2013 Stewart Parker Trust awards were announced at the Lyric Theatre Belfast yesterday.

The joint winners of the Stewart Parker Trust Major Bursary for 2013 are Kate Heffernan for In Dog Years I’m Dead (Mirari Productions) and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman for Pondling (Ramblinman/Gúna Nua).

The winner Stewart Parker Trust/BBC Radio Drama Award is Mikel Murfi for The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

The BBC Northern Ireland Irish Language Drama Award went to Macdara Ó Fatharta, whose most recent play An Tíoránach Drogallach, is an adaptation of Tom Murphy’s The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant produced by An Taibhdhearc and Galway Arts Festival.

The Stewart Parker Trust Shortlist for 2013 was:


  • Dylan Coburn Gray for Boys and Girls
    Dublin Fringe Festival 2013
  • Kate Heffernan for In Dog Years I’m Dead
    Mirari Productions as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2013
  • Stuart Roche for Revenant
    Purple Heart at The New Theatre
  • Mikel Murfi for The Man in the Woman’s Shoes
    Hawkswell/Sligo CoCo as part of Bealtaine Festival
  • Genevieve Hulme-Beaman for Pondling
    Gúna Nua/Ramblinman as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2013


Further information on all the plays listed can be found on our PLAYOGRAPHYIreland database.

Huge congratulations to the nominees and the winners!