UCD Dramsoc biggest winner at Irish Student Drama Association awards
Posted March 24th, 2016
- UCD Dramsoc auditor Rosa Bowden wins Best Director
- Ali Dempsey McMahon awarded Best Actress
These include Best Director (Rosa Bowden), Best Actress (Ali Dempsey McMahon), Best Sound (Mark McCarthy) and the judges’ discretionary award for Best Ensemble (cast of Punk Rock!).
Pictured top: UCD Dramsoc on their way to the ISDA festival in Galway
This is the second year in a row Dramsoc auditor Rosa Bowden has won the Best Director award. She also achieved success with My Mother Said I Never Should in 2015.
This year the society was also nominated for Best Original Script, Best Actor, Best Set Design, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Lighting Design and Best Overall Production.
The ISDA awards follow a week-long festival that brings together the drama societies of universities across Ireland.
UCD Dramsoc was founded in 1927 and has been the starting point for some of Ireland’s best creative artists including Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan, Oscar-nominated author Emma Donoghue and Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the awards:
I'M SO EXCITED BY UCD WINNING ALL THESE ISDAS AAAAAH #ISDA2016— Camille (@leglesslegolas) March 23, 2016
Congratulations to @dramsoc for their rake of noms and awards! You're all ledgebags and have done yourselves proud!— Laura Byrne (@LolsyByrne) March 24, 2016
So proud to hear of UCD @dramsoc 's success at this year's ISDA festival! Congratulations pals xx— Lisa M Barry (@lmblisamarie) March 24, 2016
@dramsoc well done guys, you are all clearly very fabulous x— Aisling Flynn (@AislingFlynn) March 23, 2016
@dramsoc congrats to you all. Have the most wonderful night, from an ex auditor and a forever grateful dramsocer!!! ❤️❤️❤️ X— Caitriona Ennis (@Caitriona_Ennis) March 23, 2016
By: Jonny Baxter, digital journalist, UCD University Relations