UCD Dramsoc wins most awards at student drama festival

Posted March 24, 2017

UCD Dramsoc has won four accolades at the Irish Student Drama Association Awards (ISDA).

These include Best Director (Emmet Farrell), Best Ensemble (cast of Revolt. She Said. Revolt.), Best Overall Production (Low Level Panic) and Best Supporting Actor (Lee Moran).

Farrell (English, stage 2) won Best Director for Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. The play looks at the forces that impact women in modern society and the ways they can challenge them. It was written by Alice Birch. The cast of Revolt also won Best Ensemble.

Pictured top: Emmet Farell and his cast collect the award for Best Ensemble. Credit: UCD Dramsoc

Best Overall Production was won by Dramsoc’s interpretation of Low Level Panic. Written by Clare McIntyre, the play is set in a bathroom as three women tackle issues surrounding sexual objectification, pornography and sexual assault.

Moran (German and Italian, stage 4) won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ivan in The Seafarer by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. In the play, his wife kicks him out of his home and he wakes in a friend's house struggling to remember the night before.

The awards were the final act of the ISDA Festival. Judges attended each performance during the nine-day event to decide the winners. UCD Dramsoc hosted this year’s festival.

By: Jonny Baxter, digital journalist, UCD University Relations