The 2018 festival adjudicator is Anna Walker

Anna Walker, A.R.I.A.M., A.L.C.M., L.R.I.A.M., M.A. (Hons) in Modern Drama Studies, is a full time drama teacher, adjudicator and drama examiner with the Royal Irish Academy.

She is also an experienced actress, having tread many a board on the Amateur Drama circuit with Olivian Players. Anna has also enjoyed acting in a professional capacity on stage, screen and television. Her favourite roles were Hedda in ‘Hedda Gabler’, Martha Livingstone in ‘Agnes of God’, and all the female roles in ‘Two’, by Jim Cartright.

She has directed for the ‘Down to Earth’ Theatre Company, and has worked as a drama facilitator and director with the female inmates of Mountjoy. She is currently co-writing a play entitled ‘Rince’, for the theatre company Feastday.