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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!  Nearly there now!  Just a few places left on each of the following courses: 

Course F:  The Articulate Body: An Introduction to Physical Theatre 
Tutor:  Sue Mythen

Sue’s group achieves the most amazing work, all under her gentle and supportive guidance.  This will be a lively, dynamic and quite thrilling experience.  Not to be MISSED!

Course H:  Walking the Tightrope                          
Tutor:   Louise Lowe

One of the most highly regarded alternative practitioners, Louise’s courses are action-packed, stimulating roller-coaster rides. If you are up for a challenge – THIS is the one for you! 

Course A:  Stepping Out: Introduction to Acting
Tutor:   David Horan

Hugely popular with all of his students, David is lively, personable, VERY knowledgeable and has an excellent sense of fun!  Ideal for Beginners/Improvers - you’ll LOVE him!

Course C:  Serious Fun . . . .
Tutor:   Chrissie Poulter

DLI Summer School is never the same without Chrissie – her serene (and impish!) presence is decidedly therapeutic.  We are THRILLED that she is with us to celebrate our 50th! A few places remaining . . .

Course E:  Meeting Ourselves Meeting the Text
Tutor:   Andy Crook

Highly and warmly regarded by all of his students, Andy makes a very welcome return to us for our special anniversary year. Make no mistake: his will be a GREAT course!  Just a few places left  . . .

Now is the time to reserve your place.  Make a choice; send me an application form and deposit:  and you’re IN!   Do it today! Don’t miss the great DLI Annual Experience at UL - plus the extras Jane and I have planned for this year’s celebrations.  What plans?  You’ll just have to come and see!

ANNE MEKITARIAN                             
DLI Summer School Director


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.

The National Secretary is currently compiling the list of festival contacts, dates and adjudicators which will be available in the coming weeks. Any group wishing to compete on the circuit should register their interest with the National Secretary, Bernie Harten bernieharten@eircom.net



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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