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Drama & Theatre Studies 路 Part of the School of Music & Theatre 路 UCC

Committed to Excellence in Teaching and Research 路 UCC: Tradition of Independent Thinking since 1845

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BodyStories Conference – 19th June

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Perforum Conference 2016 – 20th & 21st June

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‘Taming of the Shrew’ at The Globe

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Tea Party & Student Awards 2016

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Previous Dramat Members

  • Fiona Shaw (Actor)
  • Cillian Murphy (Actor)
  • Graham Norton (TV Presenter/Actor)
  • Thomas Conway (Druid Theatre Co.)

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Drama and Theatre Studies at UCC has flourished since it was established in 1986. Through its emphasis on practice, performance, experimentation and interdisciplinarity, and its strong commitment to engaging with professional theatre makers and organisations, the teaching programme at DTS provides students with a first class education in theatre and performance.聽At DTS we are extremely proud of our alumni who are thriving on national and international stages and in other theatre and performance related fields.

Our staff are practicing theatre artists and academics committed to the highest standards of excellence in teaching and research. We have close links with the Abbey Theatre, Cork Opera House, Everyman Theatre, Graffiti, Gaitkrash, and Theatre Development Centre (Cork). Our current theatre company in association is Corcadorca Theatre Company.

Through our annual events programme, SE脫 Drama and Theatre, undergraduate and postgraduate students interact with working professionals in workshops, readings, guest lectures, master-classes, seminars and conferences. Recent visitors include: Michael Keegan-Dolan, Niall Henry, Niamh Dowling, R铆onach N铆 Neill, Kaite O鈥橰eilly, Phillip Zarrilli, Wayne Jordan, Aaron Monaghan, Orla Fitzgerald, Pat Kinevane, L谩szl贸 Marton, Jimmy Fay, Conall Morrison, Gerard Stembridge, We also have links to international theatre research through our Adjunct Professor, Prof. Richard Gough of the Centre for Performance Research (CPR) at Falmouth University and Emeritus Professor of Aberystwyth (Wales).


Dr. Marie Kelly

Head of Drama and Theatre Studies

Se贸 Launch

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of SE脫 Drama and Theatre, our new initiative which showcases the dynamic programme of performances, play readings, talks and events for the coming season hosted by Drama and Theatre Studies (UCC). A companion for FUAIM, SE脫 demonstrates the breadth of UCC鈥檚 engagement with the vibrant artistic life of Cork city.

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Drama and Theatre Studies announce

Dr. Marie Kelly has been elected Vice-President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) at its Ninth Annual Conference at IT Tralee at the end of May this year.

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Drama and Theatre Studies Alumni R贸is铆n O鈥橬eill

"This year I made my d茅but on the Abbey stage playing Sive in John B. Keane鈥檚 Sive, directed by Conall Morrison. It feels surreal to have only graduated from Drama & Theatre Studies in UCC two years ago. During my time in DTS, I loved the sense of camaraderie achieved by having such intimate class numbers."

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