Geoff O'KeefeThe 2017 festival adjudicator is Geoff O’Keeffe.

Geoff works as a theatre director and actor. He holds an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU and in 2010 he completed further training at The Focus Theatre Actor’s Studio. He has trained under the tutelage of a wide range of theatre practitioners, including; Chrissie Poulter, Blue Raincoats, Nick Philippou, Wayne Jordan and extensively with Geoff Colman, Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

Geoff’s recent credits as a director include: Cock for Blue Heart Theatre Company at the New Theatre. The Astonished Heart for Behind the Moon Productions. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, God Of Carnage, Othello, Frank Pig Says Hello, Macbeth, Wilde about Williams: An Evening of short work; Sharon’s Grave and A Christmas Carol, all for Mill Productions at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum. At The Black Pig’s Dyke for Cavan Culture Theatre Project, Lost Weekend at The Axis Theatre, Ballymun. He has written and directed six highly successful plays for young audiences.

He has worked as an actor for stage, film, T.V. and radio. Personal highlights include, Paul in My Second Self for No Tears Productions; David/Divina in Aul’ Divina and Me/I for Biscuits for Breakfast Theatre Company; James in Dinner for One for Offaly Drama Project; Mikey in The Highest House on the Mountain for Tavistock Arts Theatre Company at Smock Alley Theatre; Ms. Kitty in Billy Redden for IYT at The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, 2010, where he received the Michael Mac Liammoir Award for Best Male Actor.

Geoff has been adjudicating since 2009 and has been in great demand. He adjudicated the All Ireland One Act Drama Finals in Roscommon in 2013 and The All Ireland Confined Finals in Claremorris in 2014. He is a member of the Association of Drama Adjudicators and its current P.R.O.