Fishamble New Writing Award

Fishamble New Writing Award for the best new play premiered in Dublin Fringe Festival 2016

Congratulations to Ian Toner on winning the Fishamble New Writing Award for his play Animalia.



2016 Shortlisted plays:
by Dylan Coburn Gray
Coast by Tracy Martin
TRYST by Finbarr Doyle and Jeda de Brí.

Thank you to all who entered their plays for consideration.


About the award:

The Fishamble New Writing Award includes targeted dramaturgical support for future writing to help the playwright which may include, for instance, a scholarship place on one of Fishamble’s acclaimed playwriting courses, mentoring schemes and/or support through the New Play Clinic for the playwright’s next play, generously supported by Fishamble: The New Play Company.

2015: Overshadowed by Eva O’Connor

2015 Shortlisted plays:
Our Island by Barry McStay
Remember to Breathe by Orla Murphy

2014: Between Trees and Water by Fiona McGeown and Thomas Conway

2014 Shortlisted Plays: 
Reckoners by Ross Dungan
Pilgrim by Philip Doherty
My Name is Saoirse by Eva O’Connor

2013: Boys and Girls by Dylan Coburn Gray

2013 Shortlisted Plays: 
Postscript by Noelle Brown and Michelle Brown
Lippy by Bush Moukarzel and Mark O’Halloran
Pondling by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman

2012: Death of the Tradesmen by Shaun Dunne

2012 Shortlisted Plays: 
Solpadeine is My Boyfriend by Stefanie Preissner,
Clowns by Demian Fox, Shane O’Brien and James Walmsley
The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle by Ross Dungan

2011: The Flamboyant Bird by Damian Kearney

2011 Shortlisted Plays: 
You Can’t Just Leave, There’s Always Something by Dan Colley, James Hickson, Louise Melinn, Mairin O’Grady
Luca and the Sunshine by Nick Lee
The Year of Magical Wanking by Neil Watkins
In My Bed by Veronica Dyas

2010: I (heart) Alice (heart) I by Amy Conroy

2010 Shortlisted Plays:
World’s End Lane by Louise Lowe/Anu Productions
Strollinstown by Diet of Worms
Berlin Love Tour by Lynda Radley/Playgroup

2009: Rough by Grace Dyas

2009 Shortlisted Plays:
Black Bessie by Una Kavanagh
Four Last Things by Lisa Tierney-Keogh
Broken Croí/Heart Briste by Manchán Magan
Johnny Meister and the Snitch by Rosemary Jenkinson

2008: Little Gem by Elaine Murphy

2007: Married to the Sea by Shona McCarthy

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.


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