Gemma Hayes


Midlands Playwriting Festival Finds New Home Online

It's had to re-imagine itself in the midst of covid-19.

An Offaly festival has found new home for itself online.

Scripts - Ireland's playwriting festival - takes places in Birr every summer.

And while covid-19 is causing disruption to the arts industry, Scripts' organisers are determined the show goes on.

Three specially-selected writers have undergone remote training and their plays will be performed online next Thursday evening at 8.30.

Artistic Director Angela Ryan-Whyte says they're delighted to be able to host the Alive & Online event, despite this year's limitations:

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