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Member Update – Geoff O’Keeffe

Geoff O’Keeffe directs  William Shakespeare’s Hamlet for Mill Productions Hamlet | William Shakespeare  “Though this be madness, yet there is method in ’t” A murdered King.  A guilty uncle.  A shallow mother. The young Prince who has lost all sense of certainty, whose very sanity is threatened by an obsessive search for truth in the […]

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Member Update – Paul Brennan

PAUL BRENNAN DIRECTS DONAL RYAN’S “THE SPINNING HEART” FOR ARTICULATE ANATOMY AT SMOCK ALLEY MAIN SPACE 11TH – 16TH JULY! Press release: The SPINNING HEART Foremost among Irish post-crash novels, The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan (2011) reveals the devastation wrought on a community in a west Tipperary village by economic ruin and consequent savage […]

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RTE All Ireland Drama Festival Results, 2016

The sense of excitement was palpable in The Radisson Hotel on Saturday 7 May, 2016 as the assembled gathering met to hear the announcements of awards. As usual  the Athlone committee under the direction of  JOE MC CARRICK ensured that a memorable night was had by all. ADA extends its congratulations to the nine groups, […]

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ADA AGM 2016

 The annual general meeting of The Association Of Drama Adjudicators took place in The Radisson Hotel, Athlone on Saturday 8th May, 2016. The membership heard reports from the various officers who outlined the work that they had undertaken during the year. The association welcomed our newest member, PAULINE BYRNE and special tributes were paid to […]

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Member Update – Geoff O’Keeffe

Geoff O’Keeffe directs the Irish premiere of the Olivier Award winning play, Cock by Mike Bartlett for Blue Heart Theatre Company. COCK,  THE OLIVIER AWARD WINNING PLAY BY MIKE BARTLETT, MAKES ITS IRISH STAGE DEBUT PRESS RELEASE  01/05/16 When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Mike […]

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RTE All Ireland Drama Festival Finalists, 2016.

The curtain will go up on the 2016 RTE All Ireland Drama festival tonight when Kilmeen Drama Group open proceedings with their production of  Run For Your Wife by Ray Cooney. For the past number of weeks the nine qualifying groups have been putting the final touches to their productions and audiences can expect the […]

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All Ireland Confined Drama Final Results, 2016

The curtain has come down on the 2016 All Ireland Confined Drama Final, which was this year hosted by Castleblaney Drama Festival at The Iontas Theatre and Arts Centre. Audiences were treated to nine nights of theatre that challenged,  probed and  entertained.  Iontas is so well appointed in its facilities for both groups and audiences […]

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All Ireland Confined Drama Finalists, 2016

Following an extensive preliminary circuit, the nine groups who have successfully qualified for The All Ireland Confined Drama Final, 2016 are ironing out last minute details, as they prepare for the trip to Monaghan where the final is being hosted by Castleblaney Drama Festival at the beautiful Iontas Theatre. The final this year has quite the […]

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ADCI Full Length Circuit, 2016

This year the circuit the circuit as always kicks off in Rush Drama Festival,  this Thursday 18th February.  ADA secretary, Imelda Mc Donagh  is in the hot seat and Kilmuckridge Drama Group, the first group in the country to present their work to festival audiences. Both Kilmuckridge and Newtownstewart Drama Festivals open the following night. […]

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Open Call For New Adjudicators

OPEN CALL FOR NEW ADJUDICATORS The Association of Drama Adjudicators (ADA) is currently seeking applications from theatre practitioners of suitable expertise and experience. ADA was originally formed in 1989 with the purpose of creating a collegiate group of adjudicators whose interest lies in the professional development of their members and the constructive promotion of standards […]

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