DLI Outreach Summer School 2020

6th Aug 2020

DLI Summer School Outreach Programme.

Drama League of Ireland CLG (DLI) is delighted to be on the funding allocation list for the Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools Scheme. The news of this grant from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is very welcome and the funding of €5,000 will certainly be put to good use.

The amateur drama community is one which adds a wealth of culture and creativity to the country. It is vital the connections are kept alive to help foster wellbeing and get through this crisis.

Due to health and safety restrictions imposed to protect people from Covid-19 the 55th DLI Summer School could not go ahead in its traditional format but now all is not lost!

Plans are drawn up by Willie O’Brien, Summer School Director, and team, to present an ‘Outreach DLI Summer School Programme‘. This will be a blended learning approach, a mixture of online and in-person theatre training around the country and will adhere to Public Health Guidance for COVID-19:

8th August Physical Theatre with Tutors Declan Drohan & Ciaran McCauley, hosted by Ballina Dramatic Society

15th August Drama with Tutor Thomas Conway, hosted by Corofin Dramatic Society

15th August Drama with Aaron Monaghan, hosted by Blue Hat Productions, Cork FULL

23rd August 'Get your Shakespeare on' with Geoff O'Keeffe, hosted by Offaly Drama Group*

29th August Drama with Padraic McIntyre, hosted by Navan Theatre Group

29th August Acting with Geoffe O'Keeffe, DLR Mill Theatre, Dundrum

**To book, please email summerschool@dli.ie **

Fee is €20 DLI Group and Individual Members| €25 Non Members Please note Fee is non-refundable Fee is payable in advance, details of how to pay will be given when booking form is received Participants should provide their own lunch and water Sanitiser will be provided. Please bring your own mask if needed A COVID-19 Questionnaire will need to be filled out in advance of the workshop

DLI would particularly like to acknowledge the support for amateur drama given by Minister Josepha Madigan.

Here’s to keeping the spark alive!

Joanne Keane.

DLI Chairperson.