Newsletter - Edition 14-2015

Drama News

Year 9 Co-curricular Performance: Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

In September, Year 9 students were involved in a performance of Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and magic as a part of the Drama department’s annual collaboration with St. Kevin’s College.

Petra Suric, who played the role of Helena, writes about her experience:

Under the guidance of director, Sarah Glenister, and assisted by Tanya Salinas-Byrne, we were able to put together a fantastic show. Shakespeare's light-hearted comedy revolves around the complexity and good-humoured sides of love, and proved an enjoyable challenge to rise to. With a cast of focused and energetic students, it was a joy to rehearse and interpret 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', from page to final product. 

The production was a great success and proved to be a memorable experience for all of the girls involved. 



Friends of Performing Arts @ Gen

The Drama Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new group: Friends of the Performing Arts at Gen (or FOPA @ Gen for those that find acronyms amusing!). The aim is to unite all those in the College community who love the Performing Arts and are interested in supporting College productions by collaborating with their skills.

This could include skills in all areas of design, make-up, costume and set construction. From time to time there will be remunerated trainee positions for skilled Alumni to apply as assistants to directors, choreographers and vocal coaches and are looking to build their experience in the industry. Social events will be planned on the calendar.

Should you wish to receive more information and be placed on our contact list or know a member of the community that might be interested, please register with our Drama Productions Assistant, Michelle Wheeler at or Gabrielle Quin at

Year 9 Drama Page to Stage: The Silver Sword

The Year 9 Drama students are busy trialling their designs for the set for The Silver Sword. This production will be performed on 25 and 26 November in the Wardell Theatre – save the date!

Gabrielle Quin
Curriculum Leader: Drama