2017 Full Length Festival - Traveling Festival

Adjudicator - John P Kelly

And so this year, for the second time at our EODL full length festival we welcome John P Kelly as our adjudicator and wish him well as he travels through the snow (assuming we have any).

2016 has been a busy year for John, both in directing and in adjudicating.  He was invited to his native Ireland for both.  In March, he travelled over to do a full-length festival there lasting ten nights and within a month he was back directing at the famous Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.  Somewhere along the line he found time to fit in two productions in Ottawa.  He is delighted to be adjudicating again in his preferred country!

John arrived here in 2004 after a long career in Theatre and Broadcasting in Ireland, Scotland and England.   In Broadcasting, he began as a radio drama director before rising to take charge of all Arts output for the Irish National Broadcaster.  He trained in direction with the famous Abbey Theatre and has directed all over the country including in many of its major venues.  Since arriving here, he has directed almost forty professional productions and work-shopped and adjudicated all over Ontario.  He likes to boast that, because of his work with Community Theatre, he has probably seen more of Ontario than most Ontarians.

He is a friendly animal and answers to John, John P and/or Sean.

November 17, 2016 – March 31, 2017

Dates of Adjudication