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Laurence Mackin

Arts and Ticket Editor — Irish Times
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@de_Paor We could argue this one for hours. I think it's fair to say we both see where the other is coming from. Thanks again for the input. Enjoy your weekend
@de_Paor It's very tough to draw lines in the sand with awards. I Appreciate the feedback. The only other thing I would point out is that none of these decisions are taken lightly or easily and it's almost impossible for everyone to be 100 per cent satisfied with the result.
@de_Paor So if you could only have one category, sound or sound design, which would it be? Or you could have category that attempts to recognise both, especially in an area where both interact and work complementary to each other? Which option would you go with there?
@de_Paor ... they felt this best reflected the complex, collaborative approach taken by many current Irish theatre productions. It's about erring on the side of inclusivity rather than exclusivity. I don't think anything is poorly understood by the judges and I agree with their approach.
@de_Paor In an ideal world, with loads of funding, you would probably have different categories for each. That's not possible for a privately funded awards ceremony that receives no Arts Council support. But after conversations with the judges, including feedback from the sector ...
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