Next up... The first of our rehearsed readings of "Cool and Contemporary Plays" takes place on Saturday 31 January at 7.30 pm in the Teachers Club. The play is Crestfall by Mark O'Rowe, directed by Clara Mallon & Orna O'Connor
Auditions & Workshops
The incoming committee is as follows:
President: Paul Maher
Vice President: Louis O'Byrne
Treasurer: Willie Morrison
Secretary: John Murphy
Membership secretary: Anne McManus
Hilary Boyle, Mary Conlon, Michael Carolan, Juliana Gonzales, Sonia Lavelle.
SHAKES NEWS October 2013
Review of 2013
The year saw the deaths of two of the longest-serving and best-loved members of the Society. There was great sadness among all members with the passing of John Flood and Dorothy Dennis. May the rest in peace. The Society and the world are the poorer for their loss.
* * * * * *
The Coming Year
Slices of Life
An opportunity for new writers and directors is planned for the early Autumn. Original short pieces of dramatic writing (each say about four minutes long) will presented in the Teachers’ Club. So for everyone interested in writing and/or workshoping short pieces of theatre – slices of life – now is the time to get those thinking caps on.
There are many ideas for the remainder of the year and for early 2014. These are still under discussion in the Artistic Committee, The Artistic Committee members are Paul Maher, (Chairman) Helen Byrne, Pat Burke, Mary Conlon, Val Green, Paul O’Mahony and Louis O’Byrne. If you have any suggestions for future activities, please contact a member of the Committee. New ideas are always welcome.
Our sympathy to a number of Shakes members who have lost loved ones recently: to Val Greene on the death of her mother Kay; to Eileen Sheridan on the recent death of her mother; and to Blaise Reid whose mother Katherine passed away in early January.
Our Member ship year runs from October (AGM) to the following October. Membership is €30 per year (reduced rate of €20 for unwaged). Subs can be sent by post to Anne McManus, Membership Secretary, 21 Ashcroft, Raheny, Dublin 5. Cheques should be made out to “Dublin Shakespeare”.
WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS
Welcome to new members: Maureen Fox, Mark Doyle, Brian Murray, Fiona Colhoun.
OLD SHAKES PAPERS/RECORDS
We are trying to assemble the records of the Shakes for possible archiving. This was done before with older papers. If anyone has any old papers, files, copies of flyers or any items that might be included in the archive, contact any committee member.
Storage Space Appeal
Louis O'Byrne is storing at his home, on a temporary basis, certain items of stage furniture which were built for recent Shakes Shows. The Shakes is appealing to members to help them to secure permanent storage facilities for these items. They could be stored in an empty house garage, lock-up area, empty or part-vacant industrial facilities - in any reasonably central location. Access would only be required a few times a year, in connection with a current production.
If you know of a suitable location in which such items could be stored please contact Val O'Donnell, Louis O'Byrne or anyone on the Committee so that we could consider suitability.
If we cannot find suitable accommodation within a few months, Louis will be obliged to dispose of the items involved, to provide more space at his home.
All the best,.............. Henry Mitchell
FRONT OF HOUSE
We are always looking for people for front of house. If you can volunteer please phone Darinia at 01 4963758 or