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DLI NEWSLETTER 4 NOVEMBER 2021

The 2021 ADCI/DLI One Act Circuit got off to a good start in Goresbridge and Naas last weekend, and there are four festival committees awaiting the arrival of their competing groups this weekend! Dundrum’s flyer & line-up is in the What’s On slot in this ezine… and here are details for the others:

BALLINA FESTIVAL in BALLINA ARTS CENTRE

www.ballinaartscentre.com 096 73593
ADJUDICATOR Irene O’Meara

Friday 5th November 7:30pm
Hunger March by Michael Bodenstein – Clann Machua
Naomi in the Living Room by Christopher Durang – Rasper Players
Plaza Suite – Visitor from Hollywood by Neil Simon – The Phoenix Players

Saturday 6th November 7:30pm
Dreamers by Liam Howard – Palace Players
The Christmas Tree by Norm Foster – Blue Transit Theatre Company
Contractions by Mike Bartlett – Lucan Drama

Sunday 7th November 7pm
A Thousand Deaths by John Clancy – Corofin Drama Society
Coming Home by Niall Finnegan – Wild Swans Gort
A Galway Girl by Geraldine Aron- Roscommon Drama Group

CAVAN FESTIVAL in CAVAN TOWN HALL THEATRE

www.townhallcavan.ticketsolve.com
ADJUDICATOR Gerry Stembridge

Fri Nov 5th
New Ross Drama Workshop Wringer by Stewart Roche
Cornmill Theatre Company Windows by Alice Lynch
Moira Players The Workhouse Ward by Lady Gregory

Sat Nov 6th
Corofin Dramatic Society A Thousand Deaths by John Clancy
PIC Players A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter
Bailieborough Drama Group The Sacred Heart’s Right Hand Man by Liz O’Hanlon

Sun 7th Nov
Kilrush Drama Group Red Carnations by Glenn A Hughes
Navan Theatre Group Normal by Caitriona Daly
Mostrim Players Silent Talk by Eddie Brady

LETTERKENNY FESTIVAL in AN GRIANAN

www.angrianan.com 074 9120777

ADJUDICATOR Imelda McDonagh

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM
In Other Words by Matthew Seager (Open) Butt Drama Circle
The Sacred Heart’s Right Hand Man by Liz O’Hanlon (Confined)
Bailieborough Drama Group
A Galway Girl by Geraldine Aron (Confined) Oakhill Players, Co Clare

SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER AT 7.30PM

Plaza Suite – Visitor from Hollywood [Act 2] By Neil Simon (Confined)
The Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry
Wringer by Stewart Roche (Open) New Ross Drama Workshop
This is a Play by Daniel MacIvor (Open) Gunpowder Productions, Cork

SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER AT 4PM

Hunger March by Michael Bodenstein (Confined) Clann Machua
The Dock Brief by John Mortimer (Open)Theatre 3, Newtownabbey
The Workhouse Ward by Lady Gregory (Confined) Moira Players

All One Act details on www.dli.ie, and the results and league tables are on www.adci.ie.

CONNECT THE DOTS

A Message from Connect the Dots
The Tara Building, Tara Street
Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 877 55 3969
connectthedots.ie

We are contacting you in relation to our public consultation on Ireland’s first Arts & Creative Charter for Older People, developed by Age & Opportunity. Age & Opportunity is the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for all of us as we age.
The Charter will set out the arts sector’s commitment to promoting the values and contributions of older people. We are committed to the participation of older people in the arts as artists, audiences, creators, critics, teachers and learners.
This Charter is currently being completed by Age & Opportunity Arts with a co-design group of arts organisations and older people or ‘Experients’ of the arts in Ireland.

We are currently seeking your views or the views of your network/audiences to input into the creation of the charter and its functionality. You can have your say by completing the online survey here, or as a hard copy via your local library. Hard copy surveys are also available to download and print on the website: www.ageandopportunity.ie/arts-charter-survey/

If you can help us spread the word, or assist anyone you know in completing the survey, we would greatly appreciate this and any support or input you can offer. For further information please feel free to reach out to us on the contact details below.

The survey closing date is Monday the 8th of November. We will need all hard copies of the survey sent to us via post or emailed as a scan or photograph before Friday the 12th of November.

For questions please contact arts@ageandopportunity.ie. To complete the survey by phone please call 085 822 1869 during office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

FRACTURED – TUNE IN THIS SUNDAY!

FRACTURED – a family, a nation, a dream…Ireland’s only (as far as we know!) historical soap podcast returns for its second season on 7th November at 8pm on all podcast platforms.
Season 1 is available to listen to if you want to catch up.

FRACTURED covers the Irish War of Independence as seen through the lens of the fictional Barry family, who run the local pub in Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measure, it is story-telling at its finest. Love, hate, betrayal and sacrifice – FRACTURED has it all.

Presented by Down at Heel Productions

ONE ACTS in Navan

Navan Theatre Group is delighted to present a record 5 nights of one act plays this month.

After an absence of 18 months from the stage, they have decided to open with this series of one acts.

Seamus McMenamin, their PRO explained: “We have a mixture of original drama and established one act plays and people will have an opportunity during the run to see Normal, the group’s submission to the All-Ireland One Act Circuit 2021”.

The plays will run in Solstice Arts Centre from 23rd-27th November at 8pm. Tickets are available from https://solsticeartscentre.ie

CHESS

Kilmacud Musical Society (KMS) are delighted to announce their production of Chess – The Musical which runs
30th Nov – 4th Dec 2021 in dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum.

KMS were initially due to stage Chess in March of 2020. As they were preparing for their dress rehearsal, all events were cancelled. They are delighted to be able to bring this amazing production to stage 627 days after they initially planned.

Tickets www.milltheatre.ie