|DLI NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020|
|A 2020 MESSAGE FROM OUR DLI CHAIRPERSON|
|Dear DLI Members|
I’d like to wish you all the very best for an interesting and creative year ahead. The recent 10 day Performer/Artist Challenge on Social Media was fun! Browsing through photos of past productions certainly refreshed my memory of great shows and amazing people I have met through my association with amateur drama. I’m afraid though after seeing what some of you posted I won’t be able to look at some of you the same way again! You know who you are!! For those of you not on Facebook, the idea was to post a photo from a memorable moment you’ve had during a performance/show to raise awareness of the Arts. It encouraged people to be active, be positive and be passionate, and certainly promoted the sense of community that is so strong in am-dram in Ireland.
Next up is the 6&6 ADCI/DLI Joint Committee AGM, on 2 Feb, where the adjudicator for this year’s ADCI/DLI All Ireland One Act Finals 4-6 December in Glor, Ennis,will be decided.
After that the DLI AGM will take place on Sunday 1 March at 1pm in the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin. It’s a busy time for those on the circuit but I’d like to see all our members attend the meeting, to review the past year and plan for the year ahead in amateur drama. We need your voice! There are a few openings on the DLI Board, so if you have skills that would help (eg to help with the website, do PR, organise workshops) we’d be delighted to get your nomination. Our National Secretary, Eugene O’Sullivan, will be in touch shortly with nomination papers, etc. email@example.com.
With the election coming up it’s a good time to raise awareness of the need for financial support for amateur drama with your local politicians. It all helps!
Good luck on your creative journey to those of you heading out on the full length circuit and to those of you do not go ‘on the circuit’, we hope that DLI can support you in your endeavours to be active in your passion for drama in 2020!
Yours in drama
Our Dundrum Office 01 2969343 Mon- Thu 10-3pm
firstname.lastname@example.org (Note our new address!!)
|DLI CONVENTION 1 MARCH 2020|
We look forward to meeting our members at the 2020 AGM, held this year in the DLI 'home territory' of dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum.
Here is the latest update on DLI Summer School 25 July -1 August!
Course A Belinda Wild's class is for newcomers to acting and directing. Those returning to drama after a break might also consider Belinda's course.
Course B Geoff O'Keeffe 's class is for those who wish to take up directing, or who already have some directing experience.
Course C Aaron Monaghan's class is for actors with some experience. (This course is provisional, depending on Aaron's acting commitments for 2020).
Course D Wayne Jordan will be working with experienced directors.
Course E Peter McAllister's course will be for experienced actors.
Course F Ciarán McCauley's class will concentrate on Movement and Physical Theatre.
Course G TBA
Further information on course content will be available soon!
Are you thinking of attending the DLI Summer School 25 July -1 August?
If so, why not contact your local Arts Office to check if they are offering bursaries?
Each year a number of our Summer School participants receive a full or partial bursary towards their costs.
You will find a list of Arts Officers on:
For further information on Summer School 2020, contact:
DLI Summer School Director
|DLI GROUP & INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP 2020|
|Thanks to those of you who have already responded to our emailed reminder about DLI membership renewal for this year. Your continuing support is much appreciated to finance the services we offer all our members - our Dundrum Office, insurance with JLT Insurances, reduced fees for our annual Summer School, inclusion on our mailing list for the twice-yearly DLI magazine & this newsletter, €200 contribution towards an annual workshop for your group, access to our script library in Dundrum, etc. |
You can renew by cheque/order, on our website www.dli.ie/membersandservices/renewmembership, or by EFT:
52 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4
Sort Code 93-13-65
Current A/C 08368057
IBAN:IE75 AIBK 9313 6508 3680 57
If paying by EFT,remember to email your membership form with updated details back to us email@example.com,and to include your group name when making the transfer.
|2020 sees the centenary of the death of Roscommon born songwriter and entertainer Percy French.|
Patricia Dunleavy of Sliabh an Iarainn Players, Co Leitrim has written a play Westclare Railway Company v Mr William Percy French. We have a copy of the script in the DLI Library available on loan for anyone interested in commemorating French's legacy this year.
|Year of the Hiker by John B Keane Parke Arts & DG Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet|
24 January Vincent McHale 087 4106496
All My Sons by Arthur Miller Forge Players Excel Theatre, Tipperary
30, 31 January, 1 February 053 6280520 www.tipperary-excel.com
Wanted -One Body! Charles Dyer Windmill Players Ballintogher Community Hall, Co Sligo
7 & 8 February Margaret Judge 086 0679275
Big Maggie by John B Keane Carnaross DG Carnaross Community Centre,Co Meath
14 -16 & 21 -23 February Eimear Smith 087 9046436
Widows' Paradise by Sam Cree Bea Masterson Group Aurora Hall, Legan, Co Longford
21 -23 February Anne Marie Donohoe 087 7136550
Don't Tell the Wife by Sam Cree Rosegreen Players Rosegreen Community Hall, Co Tipperary
27 -29 February, 1 March Pat Cummins 087 2204034
The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham Sliabh Aughty DG Mountshannon Parish Hall and circuit
28 & 29 February Noel Hogan 087 2651377
Widows' Paradise by Sam Cree Gaggin DS Gaggin Community Hall, Co Cork
28, 29 February, 6, 7 March Sarah O'Keeffe 086 1510429
|ICA WICKLOW 65th ONE ACT FESTIVAL|
|43rd BRAY ONE ACT FESTIVAL|
There will be an after-show discussion on Friday 14 February with Dr Brenda Donohue(who completed a thesis in TCD in 2013 on contemporary female playwrights in Ireland & Italy), and director Lianne O'Shea.