Ulster American wins the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award
24 August 2018 ← return to listing
We are utterly delighted to announce that Ulster
American has been awarded the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh
A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David
Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), Ulster American explores
abuse of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the
silencing of the female voice.
Presented annually since 2004, the award seeks to
discover the best new play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
and has an attached prize fund aimed to
facilitate a New York transfer of the winning production.
Gareth Nicholls, our Associate Director and the director of
Ulster American commented at the awards ceremony:
'To take this particular piece
and what it deals with, particular abuse of power by people in the
entertainment industry, to New York is going to be really exciting
and intriguing. The success of the play has really taken all of us
by surprise. I know it's a provocative piece, but I really believed
in what it had to say and stood by it. We've been delighted that
the majority of people who have seen it have understood what we're
trying to do.'
Read more about the prize in the New York Times piece,
Find out more about the production, here.
Darrell D'Silva, Lucianne McEvoy, Robert Jack in Ulster
American. Photo by Sid Scott.