|RTE ALL IRELAND OPEN FINALS|
The results are in.... and Prosperous Dramatic Society have won the RTE Open Finals in Athlone with Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, in a version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Following on their win in the Ulster Finals in April, this is the second consecutive win for Prosperous in Athlone. Director TJ Duggan also picked up Best Director, while Cyrena Hayes was awarded Best Actress for her portrayal of Mrs Stockmann in the play.
Bridge Drama came second with Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon.
Director Pat Whelan
Third place went to Brideview Drama with Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel.
Director Jack Aherne.
Michael Dunbar from Kilrush DG won Best Actor as Thomas Dunne in The Steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry while The Abbey Prize was awarded to Cornmill TG with their production of On Broken Wings by Dermot Healy. The play will be on The Peacock stage 6 -8 June. www.abbeytheatre.ie
A full list of the Athlone results can be seen on www.dramafestival.ie
Congratulations to all the winning groups, and to every group which participated in the Open and Confined circuits, and also to the committees behind all the 2019 festivals.
|The Drama League of Ireland Spring Magazine is out now - full of news and photos from the world of amateur drama! We hope that you have all received and are enjoying it. |
Contents include: Imelda McDonagh ADA's adjudication from the All Ireland One Act Finals 2018, Kilmuckridge, hosted by Michael Johnston & Committee with an excerpt from Michael Stafford’s address at the Opening,
The line up of plays for the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Finals, with a piece on new Festival Director Regina Bushell,
Joe Hanratty’s address on Castleblayney Festival’s 30th Anniversary.
DLI Convention 2019 and details of our seven excellent DLI Summer School courses,
A piece on new writing entitled The Time to Write from the pen of New Play Writing 2018 award winner Liam Howard (Palace Players) and a review of The Children by Lucy Kirkwood in The Gate by Anne Mekitarian.
Results and photos from the Bostik All Ireland Confined Finals in Doonbeg hosted by Rita Mc Inerney, Noilin Hayes and team from West Clare DF.
A tribute to Laz Costello RIP by Paul Dunne, Carlow Little Theatre
Information about the new DLI insurance scheme provided by Hiscox, through JLT Insurances.
Tips on directing from the one and only Vincent O'Neill,
St. Brigid's Drama Group, Drogheda’s 70th Anniversary celebrations,and information on new plays available in the DLI Library.
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Cover: Brian McCarthy, Moat Club Naas in What’s Left of the Flag by Jimmy Murphy, Best Actor in the Open Section of the All Ireland One Act Finals 2018 | ShowPic
A Safety Net and a Beanbag.
Tutor Kevin O'Connor's introduction begins:
This beginners'course offers an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. It will be ideal for those with little or no acting experience, and for those wishing to recharge their theatrical batteries.
How To Make A Scene
Tutor Maree Kearns writes:
If you are the one always figuring out what the world of the play looks like, or a director trying to figure out how to achieve a dynamic space for your cast to inhabit, then this is the course for you!
If you like the sound of either Course A or D, or have an enquiry about any other course, get in touch with Summer School Director, Willie O'Brien:
087 2326259 firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION LIMERICK DLI MEMBERS!
Limerick City & County Council is offering a bursary to DLI Summer School. Closing date is Wednesday 5 June @ 5 pm, so get in touch with them today!
|Sive by John B Keane Fourth Wall TG St John's Theatre, Listowel 18 May www.stjohnstheatre.com & Dunamaise Arts Centre 24 & 25 May www.dunamaise.ie|
Sive by JBK Clondalkin DG Quinlan's Black Lion Pub, Clondalkin 21st -25th May
Sinead Breen 086 6004006
Sive by JBK Glen Theatre,Banteer Civic Theatre,Tallaght 23 May www.civictheatre.ie
A Wake in the West by Michael Joe Ginnelly Coolera DS Kilmacowen Hall, Co Sligo 23-26 May
Mary Kilfeather 087 8548476
Cupid Wore Skirts by Sam Cree Corran Players Tubbercurry 30 May Grace Brehony 086 6619206 & Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo 31 May www.hawkswell.com
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Balally Players
20 -22 & 27 -29 June @ 7.30pm Outdoor production in Pearse Park,Rathfarnham
|ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST|
Shows run Wed - Sat each week!
Pianist Eileen McLoughlin will provide the entertainment between plays.
|THE SHOOTING OF MORE O'FERRALL|
|GROWING OLD DISGRACEFULLY|
Sandyford LT presents Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang
11 -14 June @ 8pm in the Studio, Mill Theatre www.milltheatre.ie
The Moat Club presents Lovers by Brian Friel 18th - 22nd June @ 8pm
Moat Theatre, Naas