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DLI 50th annual Summer School 2015

DLI Summer School 2015

We are so excited about our 2015 50th DLI Summer School!  Read all about the courses on offer on the DLI Summer School page and check out our online brochure.

Here’s a message from Anne with the latest update!

Hi everyone!  We are very nearly there!  There is still a little time to reserve YOUR place on one of our courses before we send in the final figures to UL.  There are just a few spaces left!  Choose from the following:

Course A:  STEPPING OUT – Introduction to Acting.  DAVID HORAN’s emphasis will be on a journey towards a magical experience, shared equally between actor, director and audience.  David is an accomplished and inspiring tutor and will tailor the course along the lines of the professional first year acting course he delivers at The Lír Academy.  If there are inexperienced actors in your group, this is the one for them.  Teachers will also find it invaluable in terms of materials, techniques etc. for future use.  It’ll be confidence-building and non-threatening with lots of fun along the way. NO experience necessary!

Course F: THE ARTICULATE BODY – Physical Theatre. SUE MYTHEN is Movement Director with, among others, the Abbey Theatre.  She is also the highly regarded Movement Tutor at The Lír Academy.  This will be a lively and innovative workshop designed especially for the physically creative performer.  Sue will encourage actors to develop a physical dimension to their practice: thus exploring their full potential as actors / performers.  The work accomplished by her group, in one short week last year, was superb!

Course C:  SERIOUS FUN . . .  with CHRISSIE POULTER.  DLI Summer School is never the same without Chrissie – her serene, charismatic presence is decidedly therapeutic and we are thrilled that she is with us to celebrate our 50th!  This year Chrissie will take her group on a journey filled with inspiration and intrigue . . . and happy endings . . . incorporating a bit of music and singing, a little writing, a few surprises and lots of creativity, exploration and teamwork. All-comers welcome.  Only a couple of places left.

Cancellations Only on the others but . . . contact us, because they DO occur . . .

Make your choice before it is too late.  A telephone call to me or to Jane will secure your place, followed up with an application form and deposit.  You’ll be MAD to miss the 50th Summer School – it’ll be a long time before it comes round again! See you in Limerick!

DLI Summer School Director

Anne: 087 2741136
Jane:  087 1238631


One Act Festival Circuit 2015

One ActOver the past number of 1-Act seasons, there have been many groups looking for festivals and many festivals seeking groups. While the National Secretary has a list of contacts for the festivals, the same information is not available for groups.

To facilitate a smoother running of the 1-Act circuit, the ADCI/DLI Joint Committee is introducing a Group Register this year. All groups wishing to participate on the 1-Act circuit must first register with the National Secretary and be assigned a registration number. This should allow for easier matching of groups/festivals when required.

Download One Act Circuit fixture list 2015 here



Bernie HartenFollowing our 2015 Convention in Longford, Bernie Harten was elected DLI Chairman 2015-16. 

A member of Ennis Players, Bernie has served on the DLI Board for four years.  Her previous role was that of DLI Magazine Editor.  Bernie is also Hon National Secretary of the ADCI/DLI Joint Committee (6&6).

We also welcome two new members to the DLI Board – Mary J Egan from Doonbeg DG, and Jim Flynn from Oranmore Music & Drama (Bualadh Bos).   




DLI Membership 2015-16

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 2015-16 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


SIVE – January 2015

The DLI acts as agent for the amateur performance of John B Keane’s work.  We are delighted that Sive is now available again for amateur production in 2015. Contact Valerie in the DLI office for further details:

01 2969343


DLI Office Opening Hours

The DLI Office in Dundrum is now open at the following times:

MONDAY          Closed
TUESDAY         10.00 – 3.30
WEDNESDAY   10.00 – 3.30
THURSDAY       10.00 – 3.30
FRIDAY            Closed


Group Insurance
We are delighted to tell our members that the annual premium for the insurance year 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016 will be the same as the 2014 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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