Angels of the Dark
Maria Ni Mhurchu
Maria is a free-lance writer for television, stage and radio. She is also a poet. Her Irish poetry book Duilleoga Draíochta won a major All-Ireland
award in at An Oireachtas. Caite le Chéile and Tomás na bPúcaí also won awards and the plays in both books have been staged, with much critical acclaim.
Maria developed and wrote a comedy series of 6 episodes in Irish called Boghaisíní, directed by Art Ó Briain and produced by Gerry McGolgan - Crimson Films - and Magma - a Galway based production company - which was commissioned by TG4 and was televised thereafter.
Lapwing has just published Maria's fourth book, a poetry book, entitled Startled By You on October 2nd 2014 and an ebook version called January Blues is available to download from Amazon.com Kindle
Maria's play Imithe le Gealaigh was awarded Gradam na hAmharclainne - a major national award for theatre. The prize included 2000 euro and a producer to stage the one-hour one woman play starring Michelle Beamish with performances in Díseart, Dingle, The Dublin Fringe Festival, The Town Hall, Galway, Feothanach Hall, West Cork,
Nenagh and The Granary Theatre, Cork as part of the Festival of The Colleges.
Maria is the Film Officer for Féile na Bealtaine festival in Dingle. She is a native Irish speaker; a member of The Irish Screenwriters and Playwrights
Guild, Maria is also a founding member of IFTA – Irish Film & Television Academy.