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GLENAMADDY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2019
FESTIVAL 2018 RESULTS
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DRAMA FESTIVAL LAUNCH
The official launch of the 2018 Drama Festival was held in Jim Pete's Pub on Friday night. Many thanks to Danny Buckley for officially launching the Festival and to all the people who attehded on the night.
The official opening of the Drama Festival took place with Josie O'Cualain (Ros Na Run) being the special invited guest to open the Festival.
Gallery of photos taken by Mary Brady
A native of Sligo Town, Bobby has been involved in drama for the last 50 years with Coolera Dramatic Society. He has acted, produced and directed in numerous productions of plays and pantomimes with the group.
He is an award winning director on the Drama Festival Circuit, taking part for the last 30 years since 1988. His production of "Who's Life is it Anyway" by Brian Clarke, won the All-Ireland Confined Drama festival in Glenamaddy in 1993. Since then he has directed several plays in the Open Drama Fesival and qualified for Athlone on numerous occasions. The play "Duet for One" by Tom Kempinski came a close second in 2000.
Bobby is probably best know for playing the role of the "Baddie" in the annual pantomime in Sligo. Last year was the 40th anniversary of Coolera Dramatic Society's Panto and Bobby has directed over half of them.
He is also the only member of the society that has performed consecutively on stage for the last 40 years, which is no mean feat.
MARGARET KEAVENY RIP
On the 29th December 2015 our former President and friend Margaret Keaveny died suddenly. Margaret's love of drama and untiring work in the promotion of drama throughout the years with Glenamaddy Drama Festival, Glenamaddy Players and the A.D.C.I was an inspiration to many. Representing everything that was good about the Drama Fraternity Margaret will be greatly missed.
Welcome to the Glenamaddy Theatre Festival's website. We would like to thank you for your loyal support down through the years and welcome you to the current Drama Season. This years Glenamaddy Drama Festival is proud to hold it's 58th Anniversary.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the 2018 festival which was a huge success. The Festival Committee would like to thank everyone who made this such a great festival. To the people on the Committee who worked hard before and during the festival, to our sponsors without whom the festival would not be possible, to our adjudicator Padraic McIntyre, to the groups who participated in our festival and brought such a high standard to the festival and finally to our audiences who again came out in 2018 and supported the festival. We hope that you enjoyed the 10 nights of excellent shows.
Festival Line Up - 2019
Friday March 22nd
The Knocks Drama Group, Co. Fermanagh (Confined)
“The Quare Land” by John Mc Manus
Saturday March 23rd
Glenamaddy Players (Confined)
“Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire
Sunday March 24th
Skibbereen Theatre Society, Co. Cork (Confined)
“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh
Monday March 25th
Corofin Dramatic Society, Co. Clare (Open)
“Life Sucks” by Aaron Posner
Tuesday March 26th
Doonbeg Drama Group, Co. Clare (Open)
“Fool for Love” by Sam Shepard
Wednesday March 27th
Cloonacool Players, Co. Sligo (Confined)
“I Do Not Like Thee Dr. Fell” by Bernard Farrell
Thursday March 28th
Compántas Lir, Claregalway (Open)
“Same Old Moon” by Geraldine Aron
Friday March 29th
Kilmeen Drama Group, Co. Cork (Open)
“The Lieutenant of Inishmore” by Martin McDonagh
Saturday March 30th
Nenagh Players, Co. Tipperary (Open)
“What Happened to Bridgie Cleary” by Tom Mac Intyre
IRENE O'MEARA - ADJUDICATOR
Many of you will be familiar with Irene on the Drama Circuit as she adjudicates at One Act and Full Length Festivals. She particularly likes meeting the hard working groups to discuss the fruits of their labour with attention to detail & the driving force of their drama. Her experience in acting, directing, Stage Management, Costume & Set Design affords her a balanced perspective of productions.
Irene has been facilitating and designing courses for over twenty years in the areas of Acting, Directing, Ensemble work as well as Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts Process Drama & Integrated Arts. She enjoys working with groups in education as well as performance where the introduction of new concepts, active learning & skill enhancement are all part of the bigger picture whereby participants are given a sense of ownership of their craft and authenticity. She draws from many practises and influences when exploring subject matter, utilising a broad, multi-disciplinary approach. She is guest tutor at Stageworks Summer School this year with her course Exploring the essence of performance; Purpose & Pulse in the new venue of Athlone IT.
She has worked in the Drama Department of Mary Immaculate College and currently works with Hibernia College in the area of Arts & Literacy. She delivers courses with Education Centres, Baboró International Children’s Festival, Earthfest, Earthsong, One World Centre ,Youth Groups, Play Therapists, Drama Groups etc. Other areas of her work are running Harmonic Singing workshop, choreography & teaching in a Primary School.