Stewart Parker Trust Awards 2016
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Stewart Park Trust Awards 2016
The Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary was awarded to Una McKevitt for Alien Documentary
The BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award was awarded to Ian Toner for Animalia
The BBC Northern Ireland Irish Language Drama Award was awarded to Aisling Ghéar, marking twenty years of the company’s commitment to Irish language theatre
Photography by Ger Holland
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.
Lesley Bruce, Marina Carr, John Fairleigh (Chair), Jennifer Johnston, Lynne Parker, Stephen Rea, Frances Tomelty and Enda Walsh. Read more about the history of the trust here.