Drama award for Penarth writer
8:30am Wednesday 27th June 2012 in News
A PENARTH writer has won a prestigious drama award.
Jude Ramsey Garner was awarded the Drama Association of Wales (DAW) award for the best one-act play by a Welsh-based writer.
Her play, which centres around a hospital bed on A-Level results day, when a teenage girl gives birth to a child in tragic circumstances, was commended for its depiction of a 'sensitive subject with a truly touching text'.
Jude, originally from Pembrokeshire, has lived in Penarth for the past 20 years with her husband and three daughters. She said the play was born from her belief that teenagers today are under a huge amount of pressure.
"I wanted to explore that theme further," she added.
"It was my first time entering a competition and I am over the moon to have beeen recognised."
Jude, an English teacher, is also writing a stage play with fellow local writer Naomi Chiffi, which is on course to be unveiled at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has also completed the screenplay for a film, which she hopes to have produced in the next couple of years.
Friend Helen Watts said: "I would like to congratulate her and say how proud I am of her. She has worked tremendously hard and deserves all the recognition she has received."