Acting Irish International Theatre Festival
Is an annual festival of full-length Irish plays performed by Irish community theatre companies from Canada, US and Ireland.
The festival was started in 1994 and is hosted by a different member group each year.



The Irish Players of Rochester will host the 2017 Acting Irish International Theatre Festival


Here is a breakdown of the nominees and award winners from last year's festival in Milwaukee:

Outstanding Actor in supporting role:
Dylan Bolin - Plough and the Stars
Mark John Donahue for The Seafarer
Mick McEvilley for The Weir
Winner:  Mark John Donahue
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role
Liz Shipe for the Plough and the Stars
Marssie Mencotti for The Cheek
Bridget Christianson for Shadow of a Gunman
Winner:  Marssie Mencotti
Outstanding Actor in Lead Role
Jerod Blake for Eden
Denis Holmes for Hooked
Quinn Greene for Last Days of Cleopatra
Winner:  Jerod Blake
Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
Katelyn Morishita  for Eden
Neasa McCann for Chapatti
Peggy Hamilton for Last Days of Cleopatra
Winner:  Peggy Hamilton
Outstanding Director
Tanya Wolff for Eden
Ken Moroney for Chapatti
Noam Gonick for Last Days of Cleopatra
Winner:  Noam Gonick
Outstanding Production
The Seafarer
The Last Days of Cleopatra
Winner:  Eden
Adjudicator Award:
For generating the greatest jolt of audience energy in the room:
The Irish Players of Rochester and their Production of The Seafarer

2017 Festival Schedule of Performances (subject to change)
Tuesday, May 9
Philadelphia, Here I Come!, by Brian Friel
Irish Players of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Wednesday, May 10
Tara Players
Winnipeg, MB
Thursday, May 11
For Better or Worse, by Jimmy Keary
Gaelic Park Players
Chicago, IL
Friday, May 12
Outside Mullingar, by John Patrick Shanley
Irish American Theater Company
Cincinnati, OH
 Friday, May 12
The Little Gem, by Elaine Murphy
Milwaukee Irish Arts
Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, May 13
The Quiet Land, by Malachy McKenna
Irish Theatre of Florida
Delray Beach, FL
Saturday, May 13
The Weir, by Conor McPherson
Liffey Players Drama Society
Calgary, AB