Performing arts student at University of Ulster Magee Joanna O'Neill has received the Playhouse prize for practical work 2009/10.
Joanna has completed the first year of the BA Hons Drama programme and was nominated to receive this prize as the student deemed by the Drama teaching team to have made the most significant contribution to the development of practical work in creative arts in her year.
Joanna has been involved in numerous shows and events in both the University and The Playhouse, including several in-house student productions and the recent performance of ‘Maglee' at The Playhouse in May last year.
"We would like to congratulate Joanna for all her hard work. The drama programme at University of Ulster Magee have for years helped to develop the academic and practical skills of young performers in this city" Niall McCaughan, general manager at The Playhouse said.
"We are delighted to contribute to this award that acknowledges and celebrates these talented young people who will shape the arts sector of this city and further afield in years to come."
Joanna said: "I would like to thank all the staff at Magee who recommended me for this award. This course has been very rewarding, offering the perfect balance between the practical and the theatrical aspects of drama. It has also offered me great opportunities for real hands on experience in the field."
Playhouse fundraising officer Max Beer and Palyhouse general manager Niall McCaughan present Magee student Joanna O'Neill with vouchers for The Playhouse Theatre.