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Pondling and Little Thing, Big Thing Lead 1st Irish Festival Award Nominations

The annual festival of Irish drama is presented by Origin Theatre Company.

Genevieve Hulme-Beaman in Pondling, part of the 1st Irish Theatre Festival at 59E59 Theaters.
Genevieve Hulme-Beaman in her solo show Pondling, a production of the 1st Irish Theatre Festival, at 59E59 Theaters.
(© Paul McCarthy)

Nominations have been announced for Origin’s 1st Irish Festival's Top Jury Prizes. The festival runs through October 4 at various venues around Manhattan, including 59E59 Theaters and the Irish Arts Center.

The list of nominees is as follows:

Best Actress
Sorcha Fox (Little Thing, Big Thing)
Genevieve Hulme-Beaman (Pondling)
Robin Leslie Brown (Stoopdreamer)

Best Actor
Myles Breen (Language Unbecoming a Lady)
Jack O'Connell (Stoopdreamer)
Donal O'Kelly (Little Thing, Big Thing)
Pat Shortt (Selfie)

Best Director
Ciarán O'Reilly (The Quare Land)
Jim Culleton (Little Thing, Big Thing)
Kira Simring (Stoopdreamer)
Paul Meade (Pondling)

Best Playwright
Myles Breen (Language Unbecoming a Lady)
Genevieve Hulme-Beaman (Pondling)
Pat Fenton (Stoopdreamer)
John McManus (The Quare Land)

Best Design
Little Thing, Big Thing
The Quare Land

Best Production
Little Thing, Big Thing
Language Unbecoming a Lady

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony cohosted by Geraldine Hughes (Translations) on Monday, September 28.

For more information on the festival, click here.

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Closed: October 4, 2015