A play relating to the aftermath of the mother-child scandal has won the prestigious Best Production award at the Dublin Fringe Festival.
Absent the wrongwritten by Dylan Coburn Gray, received the award last night.
The play also examines the long-term effects on adoptees who have difficulty accessing family records. Dublin-based playwright Mr Coburn Gray is already a multi-award winning artist.
Festival Director Ruth McGowan said the Fringe, which ended last night, was a “festival to remember”.
She said it was “marked by the extraordinary ambition displayed by more than 400 artists”.
accentsa spoken word performance by Emmet Kirwan, was nominated for the award.
The Dublin writer and actor was honored along with composer Eoin French and director Claire O’Reilly.
Corrupt Care by David McGovern was also shortlisted, along with Oliver Cromwell is really very sorry by Xnthony and AWAKEN by THISISPOPBABY.
Ms McGowan said: “At the Dublin Fringe Festival we believe artists make a city liveable.
“Our 28th festival demonstrated just how, as they enchanted the entire city and left over 32,000 spectators feeling new possibilities and enriched by the joy of shared experiences.”
The best production category recognized “excellence in every area of production, design, performance, concept and execution,” according to the awards.
The Best Performers Award went to Charlotte McCurry Lie deep by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth and Felicia Olusanya in AWAKEN.
The Best Design Award was presented to opening night by Jane Deasy, for overall design by Mrs. Deasy, Rachel Ní Chuinn and Sarah Jane Shiels.
The award for the best ensemble went to Oliver Cromwell is really very sorry whose cast included Alison Arnopp, Iestyn Arwel, Sé Carr, Lórcan Strain and Xnthony.
This fringe included 430 artists in 64 productions.
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