Myles Breen was awarded Best Actor at a New York Theatre festival Origins in 2015.

Breen won the award at Origin’s First Irish Festival, established and run by Limerick man George C Heslin, where he showcased his hit one-man play Language UnBecoming A Lady.

The play which premiered in Manhattan’s Cell Theatre in September, is a Bottom Dog Theatre Company production, written and performed solely by Breen and directed by fellow Limerick man, Liam O’Brien.

President Michael D Higgins attended the awards ceremony, in a show of support for Irish theatre abroad.

The play tells the story of Robert, an Irish drag queen, set in a dressing room, reflecting on life and dealing with being gay in Ireland during a period of little acceptance in Ireland.

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