- Apr 11, 2014
Gradam mór le rá buaite ag An Taibhdhearc
Fógraíodh buaiteoirí na nGradam Stewart Parker 2013 ag searmanas i mBéal Feirste ar an gCéadaoin seo caite. Bronnadh an Gradam Drámaíochta Gaeilge de chuid BBC Tuaisceart Éireann ar Macdara Ó Fatharta don drama, An Tíoránach Drogallach, a bhí léirithe ag an Taibhdhearc agus a bhí stiúrtha ag Anne McCabe.
Is é Ó Fátharta a d’aistrigh an dráma, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant, atá scríofa ag an drámadóir clúiteach Tom Murphy, pátrún nua na Taibhdheirce. Bhí páirt ag Macdara i léirithe den dráma sa Taibhdhearc le linn Fhéile Ealaíne na Gaillimhe an samhradh seo caite. Tá aithne mhaith air dá charachtar, ‘Tadhg’, sa sobaldráma Gaeilge, Ros na Rún.
Ag labhairt i nGaillimh inné, dúirt Anne McCabe, stiúrthóir nua ealaíne na Taibhdheirce, go raibh an-ríméad uirthi gur bronnadh an gradam seo ar Macdara mar gheall ‘gur éirigh leis an bunleagan den dráma a chaomhnú sa leagan aistrithe agus chomh maith leis sin, go raibh an t-aistriúchán féin an-saibhir agus an-fhileata go deo’.
An Taibhdhearc wins a prestigious theatre award.
At a ceremony in Belfast on Wednesday night, the winners of the 2013 Stewart Parker Awards were announced. The BBC Northern Ireland Irish Language Drama Award went to Macdara O Fatharta for An Tíoránach Drogallach, produced by the Taibhdhearc and directed by Anne McCabe.
Ó Fátharta translated the play, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant, written by renowned playwright Tom Murphy, who is now patron of the Taibhdhearc. Macdara also appeared in performances of the play at the Taibhdhearc during Galway Arts Festival last summer. He is well-known as the rogue publican in the popular Irish soap Ros na Rún.
Speaking in Galway yesterday, Anne McCabe, the new Artistic Director of the Taibhdhearc, said she was delighted and that Macdara was honoured with this award as his ‘sensitive translation not only preserved the sense of the original play but also brought a new richness to the text in Irish that sparkled with fluency and poetry’.
The joint winners of the Stewart Parker Trust Major Bursary for 2013 are Kate Heffernan for In Dog Years I’m Dead (Mirari Productions) and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman for Pondling (Ramblinman/Gúna Nua). The winner Stewart Parker Trust/BBC Radio Drama Award is Mikel Murfi for The Man in the Woman’s Shoes.
The winners were announced at a ceremony at The Lyric Theatre on 9th April 2014, hosted by BBC Northern Ireland, and the awards were presented by Stephen Rea and Aodan Mac Poilin. In addition to the bursaries, all shortlisted writers are invited to participate in a residential playwrights’ workshop at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in May 2014, supported by the Trust.