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Programme for the Western Drama Festival, March 2020.

Adjudicator: Mr Dave Bennet GoDA, SASDA

 

Tickets can now be purchased through the Tubbercurry Tourist Office.
 Tickets can also be purchased at St. Brigids Hall Theatre Box Office during the festival.


Click here for full booking information
http://www.westerndramafestival.com/purchase-tickets2
 
Admission €12, Concession €10
Season Ticket €60 


 

Date

Group

Play

Author

Genre

Section

Fri 6th March
8.00pm
St. Dympna's Dramatic Society,
Co. Tyrone.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Martin McDonagh
Black Comedy
Confined
Sat 7th March
8.00pm
Brideview Drama Group, 
Co. Waterford.
Bailegangaire
Tom Murphy
Drama
Open
Sun 8th March
8.00pm
Letterkenny Music & Drama Society, Co. Donegal
Dramateurs
Kieran Kelly
Comedy
Open
Mon 9th March
8.00pm
Clann Machua, Kiltimagh,
Co. Mayo
Sive
John B Keane
Drama
Confined
Tue 10th March
8.00pm
Newtownstewart Drama Group,
Co. Tyrone
Shoot the Crow
Owen McCafferty
Drama
Confined
Wed 11th March
8.00pm
Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry
Co. Sligo
The Communication Cord
Brien Friel
Comedy
Confined
Thur 12th March
8.00pm
The Ray Leonard Dramatic Society, Claremorris, Co. Mayo CANCELLED
Beyond Therapy
Christopher Durang
Drama
Confined
Fri 13th March
8.00pm
The Knocks Drama Group,
Co. Fermanagh CANCELLED
The Cavan Curse
John McManus
Comedy
Confined
Sat 14th March
8.00pm
Prosperous Dramatic Society,
Co. Kildare CANCELLED
Our Few and Evil Days
Mark O'Rowe
Drama
Open
     
 
   
 
Update 12/03/2020: Western Drama Festival, 2020 Full Length Festival is Cancelled.
"The Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (ADCI) are announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Amateur Drama Festival Circuit from 18:00 today Thursday 12th March.  This decision is taken based on safety and on guidelines from the Government and Health Service recently issued. We are sorry that the Covid-19 virus has brought us to this situation but in the national interest and to play our part, we are taking this action. Please take care of yourself during this unprecedented event. Any queries to info@adci.ie"
 
 
Click here for a synopsis of the plays:
http://www.westerndramafestival.com/synopsis-of-plays2
 

Adjudicator: Mr Dave Bennet GoDA, SASDA
Dave is chair of the Scottish Association of Speech and Drama Adjudicators (SASDA) and holds an Honours Degree in Theatre Studies from Rose Bruford.

Dave has extensive experience in the issues surrounding amateur drama and was fortunate enough, many years ago, to be part of the British Final One Act Festival winners on separate occasions both as a director and actor.

Dave has been involved with theatre for over 40 years and is still learning. Dave has taught acting, directing and technical theatre to honours degree level. He is a Senior External Verifier with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for Drama and Theatre Arts along with Technical Theatre. Part of his remit is to make sure that quality standards are maintained throughout Scotland, England and Wales in the area of Technical Theatre.

Dave has extensive experience of educational and training aspects of theatre and drama and has a particular interest in developing the actor’s confidence and skills through the use of the Meisner acting technique. He has empathy with the performer, director and technicians, having run his own theatre company for ten years for which he is an Artistic Director. Dave aims to provide a constructive and supportive adjudication whilst being truthful as a critical spectator.