Awards

Galway International Arts Festival’s theatre productions and co-productions have received 12 national and international theatre awards from 28 Nominations for its work from 2011-2016.  Two further Special Tribute Awards were received by Festival artists Stephen Rea and Olwen Fouéré in recognition of their wider body of work throughout their careers, with special mention of their recent Festival-produced work. 

GIAF International Awards

2014 - Edinburgh

riverrun

By James Joyce, adapted by Olwen Fouéré
TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival in association with Cusack Projects Ltd.

Awards

– The Stage Award for Acting Excellence – Olwen Fouéré
– Herald Arcangel Award – Olwen Fouéré

 

2011 – New York

Mistman - 2011 New York Award GIAF

Misterman

By Enda Walsh
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

Award

– Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance - Cillian Murphy

 

GIAF National Awards

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Nominations & Awards

Arlington GIAF Awards

2016

Arlington

By Enda Walsh
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

Nominations

  • Best Designer: Set – Jamie Vartan
  • Best Sound Design – Helen Atkinson and Teho Teardo

Arlington is also nominated for the Audience Choice Theatre Award.

Award

  • Best Designer: Set – Jamie Vartan

2015

Judges’ Special Award

Nomination

  • Galway International Arts Festival - For its consistently supportive role as co-producer of independent theatre.

The Match Box GIAF Awards

The Match Box

By Frank McGuinness
Galway International Arts Festival

Nominations

  • Best New Play – Frank McGuinness
  • Best Actress – Cathy Belton

Luck Just Kissed You Hello GIAF Awards

Luck Just Kissed You Hello

By Amy Conroy
HotForTheatre and Galway International Arts Festival

Nomination

  • Best New Play – Amy Conroy

 

 

Ballyturk awards GIAF

2014

Ballyturk

By Enda Walsh
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

Nominations

  • Best Production
  • Best Director – Enda Walsh
  • Best Actor – Cillian Murphy
  • Best Designer: Set – Jamie Vartan
  • Best Designer: Lighting – Adam Silverman
  • Best Sound Design – Helen Atkinson and Teho Teardo

 Awards

  • Best Production
  • Best Sound Design – Helen Atkinson and Teho Teardo

Stephen Rea received the Special Tribute Award in recognition of his continued commitment to the artform, his work with the Field Day Theatre Company, and his recent roles, particularly in Ballyturk.

riverrun GIAF awards

2013

riverrun

By James Joyce, adapted by Olwen Fouéré
TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival

Nominations

  • Best Actress – Olwen Fouéré
  • Best Design: Lighting – Stephen Dood
  • Best Design: Sound – Alma Kelliher

Award

  • Best Design: Sound – Alma Kelliher

Olwen Fouéré was awarded the Special Tribute Award for her extraordinary contribution to Irish theatre.

 

2012

The Great Goat Bubble

By Julian Gough
Fishamble: The New Play Company & Galway International Arts Festival

Nomination

  • Best Lighting Design – Nick McCaul
     

GIAF Cillian Murphy Misterman

2011

Misterman

By Enda Walsh
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

Nominations

  • Best Production
  • Best Actor – Cillian Murphy
  • Best Designer: Lighting – Adam Silverman
  • Best Designer: Set – Jamie Vartan

Awards 

  • Best Actor – Cillian Murphy
  • Best Set Design – Jamie Vartan

GIAF Awards Druid Murphy

Galway International Arts Festival were also an associate on Druid Murphy, directed by Garry Hynes, which won 3 Irish Theatre Awards, including Best Production.

Druid Murphy

By Tom Murphy
Druid presents in a co-production with Galway Arts Festival, Quinnipiac University Connecticut, NUI Galway and Lincoln Center Festival

Nominations   

  • Best Production
  • Best Actress – Eileen Walsh (Conversations on a Homecoming)
  • Best Actor – Marty Rea (A Whistle in the Dark)
  • Best Actor – Garrett Lombard (Conversations on a Homecoming)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Marie Mullen (Conversations on a Homecoming)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Gavin Drea (A Whistle in the Dark)
  • Best Supporting Actor - Aaron Monaghon (Conversations on a Homecoming)

Awards

  • Best Production
  • Best Supporting Actress – Marie Mullen (Conversations on a Homecoming)
  • Best Supporting Actor - Aaron Monaghon (Conversations on a Homecoming)