Marie Mullen Bursary for Female Theatre Artists 2019

Following its inaugural year in 2018/19, Druid is delighted to announce the second Marie Mullen Bursary, open to female theatre artists working in Ireland in the fields of design, directing and dramaturgy.

'I am thrilled that the Bursary was such a success last year and that it will continue in 2019. It is a privilege to have this bursary in my name and I look forward to working with and supporting many more women who will benefit from it.’ said Marie Mullen.

Named after actor and Druid co-founder, Marie Mullen, the award is intended to address the historic imbalance of female representation in theatre and to support the professional development of women in Irish theatre. The Bursary is open to female designers, directors and dramaturgs who have a proven commitment to Irish theatre.

Eleanor White, the inaugural recipient of the Marie Mullen Bursary said “The Marie Mullen Bursary has been a vital, formative experience that has been invaluable to my career. It has afforded me a wealth of opportunities to really develop my practice and to learn from, and collaborate with, some of Ireland’s leading theatre practitioners. I would heartily encourage anyone to apply for the Bursary - there are very few schemes like this in the Irish theatre sector, and the support and mentorship you receive throughout are unparalleled."

How to apply

Applications will be accepted from noon (GMT) 9th May until noon (GMT) 6th June 2019

There will be one recipient of the Marie Mullen Theatre Bursary in 2019/20

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