What does the showcase involve?
It is a showcase which is being performed in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin in November. Around 40 graduates from a range of drama schools will work in pairs to deliver duologues. We will begin by rehearsing on zoom and we will have two rehearsal days, in Ireland beforehand.
It is very exciting and a wonderful opportunity for Irish drama school graduates to perform in Ireland and to be seen by the agents and casting directors there.
Like our grad shows, it is going to be performed in front of a live audience which I am very excited about. I think it is great for industry to see actors in real life, to see our physicality.
Have you met the other actors you will be performing with?
Yes, we have had a couple of introductory zooms. It is nice to meet people from other drama schools. There are one or two people from every school which is lovely.
Do you know what you will be performing?
Not yet, I am still thinking about it. The focus is on modern Irish playwrights and before coming to DSL, I did a degree in English, specialising in Irish Literature, so I have a few ideas!
Do you have a favourite Irish playwright?
I really like Seán O'Casey. It is such a great country, there are so many creative souls there! I am sure I will find something wonderful to perform.
The showcase is a celebration of Irish heritage, what is it like working with a community of Irish actors?
It is great to meet other actors from all over Ireland. It is a cliché but Irish people are so friendly, so I am looking forward to spending time with them. Especially those three days we will be spending together in Ireland.