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DLI NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2019
LATEST NEWS
We have a few dates for your diary in this newsletter - first of all, the 2019 Full Length Festivals get underway this Friday 22nd in Kilmuckridge, Newtownstewart and Rush - check out the full schedule for all this year's festivals on www.adci.ie.  Good luck to all the festival committees and competing groups in 2019 - as always, support your local festival!!  
 
Next, we have our annual DLI Convention on Sunday 31 March in Portlaoise  -we depend on our member loyalty throughout the year, and would love to see as many of you as possible in O'Loughlin's Hotel.  
 
Of course, you should already have 27 July - 3 August as your big week in 2019 (!), but, see below for more course detail on our 54th DLI Summer School...
 
DLI Magazine Editor, Joanne Keane, is on the lookout for material for the spring edition, which will be issued end April.  If you have an article/photos (high resolution please) of interest, please email Joanne: joannekeane1@gmail.com by, or before 29 March.  
 
Finally this month, DLI would like to pass on its condolences to the families and friends in drama of those who passed away recently: Laz Costello (Carlow Little Theatre),Dermot Cummins, Brid McBride & Bridie Hoban RIP.  
DLI CONVENTION 2019
 
NATIONAL CONVENTION 2019
 
2.00 - 5.00 pm Sunday 31 March
(Registration from 1.30)
 
O'Loughlin's Hotel, Portlaoise
057 8621305 www.oloughlinshotel.com
 
 
 
Reports from DLI Board, review of the year, and plans for upcoming year in drama!
 
Our National Secretary, Eugene O'Sullivan, will be emailing our members this week with notice of Convention 2019 with nomination papers for DLI Board membership & Chair.  Please take this opportunity to nominate someone from YOUR group, and return the form(s) to Eugene by 8 March. We look forward to meeting up with you on 31 March in Portlaoise!
 
eugeneosullivan@me.com
 
54th DLI SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our new Summer School team of Willie O'Brien, Ollie Kenny, Mary J Egan and Christine O'Brien are   putting plans for UL 2019 in place.  
The following courses are available:
 
COURSE A
Kevin O'Connor
A Safety Net and a Beanbag
Acting for Beginners
 
 
COURSE B
 
Directing for those with little or no experience - course details and tutor to be confirmed
 
COURSE C
Geoff O'Keeffe
Creating with Courage: An Actor's Workshop
For actors with experience, seeking further challenges!
 
COURSE D
How To Make A Scene
Maree Kearns
Set Design
 
COURSE E
Peter McAllister
Scenes from Chekhov's Plays
For Advanced Actors
 
COURSE F
Conall Morrison
The Art & Craft of Directing 
For Directors and Actor-Directors
 
COURSE G
Louise Lowe
Course content available shortly
 
Further details on all these courses on Theatre Training page of our website www.dli.ie
 
All Summer School enquiries to Willie O'Brien:
087 2326259
summerschool@dli.ie
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT'S ON AROUND THE COUNTRY
 
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire Wexford DG Wexford Arts Centre
21 -23 February and circuit
053 9123764
www.wexfordartscentre.ie
 
 
A Wake in the West by Michael Joe Ginnelly Seumas O'Kelly Players Temperance Hall, Loughrea & Knockaderry Resource Centre
23, 24 February & 3, 9, 10 March
Nuala McCarthy
086 82301287
 
Life Sucks by Aaron Posner Corofin DS Glór, Ennis
24 -26 February and circuit.
065 6843103
www.glor.ie
 
Don't Tell the Wife by Sam Cree Windmill Players Sligo Ballintogher Hall 
1 & 2 March
Margaret Judge
086 0679275
 
Sive by John B Keane Sliabh Aughty DG Mountshannon Hall, Co Clare
28 February & 1 March and circuit
Tickets on door
 
A Wake in the West by Michael Joe Ginnelly Cilleo Yew Tree Players
Ennybegs Community Centre
2,3,4 March
Carmel Kennedy
087 2568883
 
The Mating Season by Sam Cree Letterkenny M & DS An Grianán, Letterkenny
7 - 9 March
074 9120777
www.angrianan.com
 
A Wake in the West by Michael Joe Ginnelly Aughnasheelin Yellow River Players Aughnasheelin Hall, Co Leitrim
22 -24 March
Stephanie Prior
086 3602676
 
The Blacksmith by Michael Ferguson Duleek Drama Players
Droichead Arts Centre Drogheda
26 -30 March
041 9833946
www.droichead.com
 
Sharon's Grave by John B Keane Duiske Players Kilkenny
Abbey Hall, Graignamanagh
27 -30 March
Helen Kavanagh
087 7372101
 
A Wake in the West by Micheal Joe Ginnelly Little Bog TG
Heath Hall, Portlaoise
28 -30 March
Michael Fahy
086 1923715
 
Strictly for the Birds by Sam Cree Cloonboniffe DG Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea
28, 29, 31 March
Bernie Egan
086 3994309
 
The Year of the Hiker by John B Keane Moynalty DG Cavan
Muintir na Tire Hall Moynalty
29, 30 March 5, 6 April
Louise O'Reilly
085 1136438 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHOWS ON THIS WEEK!!

MILL ON THE FLOSS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catch this play on the circuit too!
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ALICE

BLOOMSDAY

 
 
 
 
 
Catch this play on the circuit too!
NEXT WEEK!

BIG MAGGIE

AND THE WEEK AFTER!!

AFTER ST PATRICK'S DAY!!
  
MY FAIR LADY
  
THE SALVAGE SHOP

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