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Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival Set to Distribute Awards

''Party Face'', ''Disco Pigs'', and ''Dyin' for It'' are among the nominees.

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Disco Pigs star Evanna Lynch is nominated for an Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival Best of Festival award tonight.
(© Jeremy Daniel)

The 10th annual Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, which began on January 9, will hand out its Best of Festival awards at a ceremony cohosted by actor Geraldine Hughes tonight at 7pm at Rosie O'Grady's Manhattan Club.

Leading the nominations are Isobel Mahon's Party Face, with five nominations including Hayley Mills and Gina Costigan for Best Actress; Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs, with four nominations including Evanna Lynch for Best Actress and Walsh for Best Playwright; and Derek Murphy's Dyin' for It, with four nominations including Maria Beasy for Best Actress and Murphy for Best Playwright.

The list of nominees is as follows:

Best Actress
Hayley Mills (Party Face)
Maria Deasy (Dyin' for It)
Evanna Lynch (Disco Pigs)
Gina Costigan (Party Face)

Best Actor
Mick Mellamphy (Guy Walks Into a Bar)
Colin Hamell (Jimmy Titanic)
Shane Allen (Building Pain)
Roger Clark (Guy Walks Into a Bar)

Best Director
John Haidar (Disco Pigs)
John Keating (Dyin' for It)
Ray Yeates (The Only Jealousy of Emer)
Amanda Bearse (Party Face)

Best Playwright
Enda Walsh (Disco Pigs)
Derek Murphy (Dyin' for It)
Honor Molloy, Sarah Street, Brenda Meaney, Geraldine Hughes (Building Pain)
Bernard McMullan (Jimmy Titanic)

Best Design
The Only Jealousy of Emer
Building Pain
Party Face

Best Production
Dyin' for It
Disco Pigs
The Only Jealousy of Emer
Party Face

This year's panel of judges included the Observer's theater writer Harry Haun, actor and opera singer Elmore James, and the Irish Echo's theater critic and cultural correspondent Orla O'Sullivan.

Curated and coordinated by festival founder George C. Heslin, the 10th annual Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival is presenting seven productions in competition and 10 special events, either imported or produced locally, from Belfast, Dublin, Boston, the Bronx, and Manhattan.

To R.S.V.P., click here.

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