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New details about the ADCI/DLI One Act Circuit, and the launch of our Outreach Workshop Programme 2021/2 feature in this newsletter - each edition brings more optimistic news to the drama community as we move slowly back into our venues and theatres. Your recent phone calls and emails to our office demonstrate that you are ready and willing to make that move. We are ALL so looking forward to it. 
Back in June, our DLI Chairperson, Willie O'Brien, shared the most welcome news that the DLI application to the 2021/2 Arts Council Amateur & Voluntary Practice in Theatre funding had been successful. The planned series of workshops around the country is one of those funded initiatives which we will be bringing to you over the coming months.
 A final reminder that one act plays (running time 55 mins max) for the 2021 Playwriting Competition, in association with the Ramor Theatre, must be with Chairman of the judging panel, Walker Ewart, by tomorrow 10 September!!
Make those last minute checks on your scripts today!!
Ollie Kenny writes:
Interest in the one act circuit has been brisk since group registration opened on the 20th August, and has risen significantly since the government announcement on the increased numbers allowed in performance venues last week. The easing of restrictions has certainly given us all a boost, and this has resulted in 36 groups now registered so far to take plays out on circuit.
There are 16 festivals hosting this year, so this will mean that groups will be allowed to participate in five festivals only. If you intend participating on the One Act Circuit and haven't already registered, you would need to do asap - festivals start accepting applications on September 18!! Apply on the registration application form on the DLI website, or else directly to ADCI/DLI Joint Committee Secretary Ollie Kenny, by emailing him with your play title, the author and contact email to  
Circuit rules, Fixture List, and Festival Application Form (Festival applications from 18 September only) are now on the DLI & ADCI websites and

One Act Finals
3-5 December! 
We are delighted to announce the first three of our 30 Outreach Workshops funded by the Arts Council.  More to follow this year and 2022! Experienced and less experienced participants are welcome - the workshops will feature Acting, Directing, Movement and Voice (other topics to be confirmed). More content details on these first three dates will be available soon....
To reserve a place in your chosen venue, contact Valerie McGuile in the DLI Office: 089 2356672 (Mon-Thu 10-3)
Please note that a registration fee of €10 is payable in advance of each workshop.  
Date: 2 October 2021
Time: 10.00am until 5.30pm
Venue: St Aidan's Hall, Bunclody
Tutor: Declan Drohan
Declan lectures on Performing Arts Hons Degree Programme at IT Sligo.
His directing credits include Cathleen Ni Houlihan at Lissadell House and the Hawk's Well Sligo, Frank Pig Says Hello and Beneath the Bone Moon at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Date: 9 October 2021
Time: 10.00am until 5.00pm
Venue: Glenamaddy Community Centre
Tutor: Geoff O’Keeffe
Geoff O’Keeffe is a theatre director, actor and drama adjudicator.
He has facilitated workshops for drama groups all over the country and has been in great demand as an adjudicator. He is Director for Mill Productions in Dublin, and holds an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU.  

Date: 24 October 2021
Time: 10.00am until 5.00pm
Venue: Ballina Arts Centre
Tutor: Ciarán McCauley
Ciarán is from Sligo and has been a core member of Blue Raincoat Theatre Company since 1991. He holds an MA in Drama and Performance from UCD. Ciarán lectures in Sligo Institute of Technology delivering modules on Physical Theatre, Professional Practice, Facilitation and Drama and Modernism in Drama and Literature for the BA Hons in Performing Arts.

Carlow Little Theatre invites:
For any of you who missed our recent performances at the Delta Sensory Gardens in Carlow, we will return with our production of Shakespeare in Pieces on both Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September at 6pm.
The evening will feature scenes from Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet among others in the outdoor setting of Delta Sensory Gardens 2021.....
Entrance Fee €6.00
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