The RTE All Ireland Drama Festival is the highlight of the amateur dramatic year and a wonderful occasion which brings together talented drama practitioners from all over Ireland:
‘The RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival sees the nine top amateur drama groups in Ireland compete for the honour of being crowned All Ireland Champions 2014.
Having come through a qualifying circuit of thirty five local drama festivals held throughout Ireland in February and March, these groups will battle it out in a grand final in Athlone in May. The adjudicator is Russell Boyce. This is the most prestigious event in the world of amateur theatre and is supported by a full programme of fringe events including art exhibitions, workshops and entertainment at various venues around the town throughout the duration of the festival.’
I’m delighted to be teaching a playwriting workshop as one of the Festival Fringe events at the Luan Gallery on Saturday the 3rd May from 10.00-13.00. This three hour crash course will give participants the opportunity to formulate an idea for a play while focusing on character, structure and dialogue. Details below. Bookings can be made by calling the Luan Gallery on 090 644 2154.
More information on all Fringe Events can be found here: http://dramafestival.ie/index.php/our-events/?filter_category=workshops