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DLI Summer School 2016

DLI Summer School 2016


51st DLI Summer School Latest!!



If the prospect of a step-by step, hands-on approach to designing and costuming a production interests you, please email summerschool@dli.ie immediately for the relevant application form.  The offer is open to all DLI Members: Group & Individual.   Participants will work in teams as they brainstorm ideas into life and learn to think visually and creatively. Maree’s course is always lively and innovative and thoroughly professional.  A MUST for all directors as well as designers!

Apply for an application form NOW – you’ve nothing to lose – and you might be one of the lucky ones! Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 21st June 2016.

There are still a couple of places available on COURSE A: Kindling, Ignition, EXPLOSION with DAVID SCOTT, who will lead beginners & improvers through the active and enthralling experience of how drama works.  This one will be confidence-building, non-threatening and, above all - FUN!  The conscious grounding in fundamentals and creative development will also benefit drama teachers, directors and writers for the stage.

Don’t leave it too late!   Send your application NOW while there are still a few places available!  See you in Limerick!

Anne Mekitarian, Summer School Director annemek@eircom.net

PS.......And here's ANOTHER chance to make sure you don't miss out on the unique experience which our DLI Summer School always guarantees:
If you live in Cork or Limerick, both counties are offering bursaries to join us in University of Limerick for the week.  (You can provisionally book your chosen course with Anne or Bernie pending your successful application to the councils).

CORK County Council is offering two bursaries to the value of €400 each.   Check out Arts Training Bursaries on www.corkcoco.ie 021 4276891

LIMERICK Arts Office has one bursary on offer.  
Phone 061 407363/407421 artsofficesubmissions@limerick.ie or artsoffice@limerick.ie

Download Summer School 2016 brochure now!


One Act Festival Circuit 2016

One Act


The ADCI/DLI JOINT COMMITTEE National Secretary for the 2016 One Act Circuit is Mr Jackie Scanlan.  From 1August, participating groups can contact Jackie to register for the festivals.  Having received the official application form & registration number from Jackie, the groups can then apply to the individual festivals from 1September onwards. Please note these important dates!
Send all your enquiries about the circuit, including the rules, to Jackie on jscanlan00@gmail.com or to 087 2679577.  The 2016 fixture list will be issued shortly. 


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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