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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

(opens in a new window)UCD Dramsoc has won four awards at the (opens in a new window)Irish Student Drama Association (ISDA) festival in Galway.

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.

(opens in a new window)#PunkRockUCD three more shows to go, and its selling fast! #simonstephens #simonstephensislife

A photo posted by Ciarán Gallagher (@mr_gallaghers) on Feb 16, 2016 at 5:21am PST

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:

By: Jonny Baxter, digital journalist, UCD University Relations