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Doonbeg DG

Congratulations to Doonbeg DG, Co Clare, winners of the All Ireland Confined Finals in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo with their production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson.  Sillan Players, Co Cavan were second with The Trappe Family by Seamus O’Rourke, and third place went to DADS Dunmore with The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

Confined Finals details on www.westerndramafestival.com
 RTE All Ireland Open Finals information on www.dramafestival.ie
The final results and league tables from the 2017 circuit can be viewed on www.adci.ie   


DLI Summer School 2017

Summer School 2017

A very brief outline of what’s on offer at 2017 DLI Summer School 29 July – 5 August.  Download our Summer School brochure NOW!

Anne Mekitarian
DLI Summer School Director

Course A: Leap Before You Look- A beginners’ / improvers’ guide to acting: informative, fascinating and FUN! 
Tutor: Geoff O’Keeffe

Course B: Put Down Your Plays & Get Up On Your Feet- Practical tools for new/not-so new directors - encourage your actors to live in their bodies, not just in their heads! 
Tutor: Thomas Conway

Course C: Clown Through Mask- Exploring the world of the Clown: the most beautiful,  magical art form.  The red nose is a mask, a master that must be served.  Learn how . . . Tutor: Veronica Coburn

Course D: Comedy – A Serious Business! – A course for all-comers who want to improve their comedy technique.  Make ‘em laugh! 
Tutor: Bairbre Ní Chaoimh

Course E: All Theatre Is Physical– Physical theatre Blue Raincoat style – different styles of theatre need different approaches – get physical!  Enjoy! 
Tutor: Niall Henry

Course F: Hold On Tightly - Let Go Lightly! - Making theatre upstairs, downstairs and all spaces in-between!  The ANU way!  Exciting! Not for the faint-hearted! 
Tutor: Louise Lowe

Course G: Unlocking The Scene– Experienced directors: hands-on, lively, stimulating; explore action, time, space, character in classical & contemporary texts.  Listen to the play!   Tutor: Paul Meade

DLI Summer School Brochure 2017


Sam Cree

Sam CreeDLI is pleased to announce that we now hold the amateur rights to the plays of Sam Cree in the UK & Ireland. From Lisburn, Co Antrim, Sam Cree (1928- 1980) remains one of Northern Ireland’s most popular and much - performed comedy playwrights.  The scripts are now available from the DLI Library - Don’t Tell The Wife, Cupid Wore Skirts & Widows’ Paradise are just some of the full length comedy standards on offer.

Contact Valerie in the DLI Office for further details 01 2969343 dli@eircom.net


DLI Membership 2017

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 2017 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




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

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. His latest play, Betwixt and Between, is now also available for performance! The scripts can be borrowed from the DLI Library. 


Group Insurance

The annual premium for the scheme operated by JPC Insurances for DLI members is €390.00 for the Insurance Year 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018.

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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