Stewart Parker Trust Awards 2017
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Stewart Parker Trust Awards 2017
The Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary was awarded to Karen Cogan for The Half of It
The BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award was awarded to Kevin Barry for Autumn Royal
The BBC Northern Ireland Irish Language Drama Award was awarded to Róisín Sheehy for Snámh na Saoirse
In addition to the main awards, The Trust announced two new Mentorship Bursaries awarded to Clare Monnelly and Thommas Kane Byrne.
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.
For information on who is eligible for the awards and how the selection process works please click here.