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DLI Summer School 2016

DLI Summer School 2016

A message from Anne Mekitarian, DLI Summer School Director

All roads will soon lead to DLI Summer School – in its 51st year!  We are now STRONGER than ever.  Bookings are coming in at a great rate with some courses already filled to capacity.  Don’t be disappointed – send your application now!  Some places still available on the following: but FILLING UP FAST!

Course G:  What Is A Director? SELINA CARTMELL is one of the most visionary directors working in Ireland today – 3 times recipient of Irish Times Award for Best Director.  To work with Selina will be a rare treat and a definite challenge for experienced directors.  This course will also welcome experienced actors excited by the prospect. 

Course A: Kindling, Ignition, EXPLOSION.  DAVID SCOTT will lead beginners and improvers through an active and enthralling analysis of how drama works.  It’ll be confidence-building, non-threatening and fun – it will also benefit drama teachers, directors and writers for the stage.

Course F:  How To Make A Scene!   MAREE KEARNS makes a welcome return with her step-by -step approach to designing and costuming a production.  The group will work in teams as they brainstorm ideas into life and learn to think visually and creatively.  A MUST for all directors as well as designers!

Course B: The Principles Of Directing.  OONAGH MURPHY aims to provide an intensive practical insight into the work of a director – equally beneficial to both the novice and the veteran who wishes to firm up the practice.  Interested actors, designers and technicians also welcomed.

Course C: Playing With The Play.  CHRISSIE POULTER will share The Augusto Boal Experience with you – a methodology that is playful and joyful, yet at the same time powerful and challenging. Chrissie’s courses are always delightful – this one is filling rapidly.

See you in Limerick!



Download Summer School 2016 brochure now!


DLI Office Opening Hours

As of 29th February 2016, the DLI office in Dundrum is open as follows:

MONDAY 10.00 – 3.00
TUESDAY 10.00 – 3.00
WEDNESDAY 10.00 – 3.00
THURSDAY 10.00 – 3.00

Phone: 01 2969343


Josef Weinberger Plays 2016

As agents for Josef  Weinberger Ltd www.josef-weinberger.com & Dramatists Play Service www.dramatists.com in Ireland, and, in accordance with UK VAT legislation, the DLI is now obliged to impose 20% VAT on all JW & DPS productions licensed in Ireland.  
To reflect the ongoing weakness of the euro versus sterling, we must also increase the performance fee from €95 to €110 per performance.  
For further details, contact Valerie in the DLI Office 01 2969343


Michael Joe Ginnelly

The DLI now acts as agent for Michael Joe Ginnelly.  From Co Mayo, Michael Joe is the author of the ever-popular and hilarious Wake In The West, Pretend Sick and A Marriage of Connivance.  The scripts can be borrowed from the DLI Library. 


DLI Membership 2016

Group and Individual membership of The Drama League of Ireland is now due for renewal.  To renew your annual subscription with us, please send the following with your payment for two main contacts from your group:


Postal Address:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Group Membership for 2016 is €120, while Individual Membership is €35.  We always welcome new members – contact Valerie in the office for details of the competitive insurance scheme available to DLI members, and for information on the other benefits of joining us. 

01 2969343


Group Insurance
We are delighted to tell our members that the annual premium for the insurance year 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017 will be the same as the 2015 rate -  €350.00. 

Download DLI Scheme Details Sheet...


Amateur Licensing and Royalties

Before making a decision on choosing any play for amateur performance, please take a look at the factsheet which our DLI Royalties Officer, John Corcoran, has put together.  It covers all aspects of the important areas of amateur licensing. 

Download FAQ Rights & Licensing (.doc)...


Resource Service
Advice on selecting plays, scripts and performing rights,
Information on finding props and costumes and set pieces
Start up advice on forming a Drama group

Full details can be viewed on our member services page.



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