June 13, 2020

The nine essays in this actor's handbook are a record of fifteen years of experimentation with ensemble acting, covering many aspects of the actor's craft: speaking Shakespeare's verse, characterisation, devising new plays, improvisation, learning new skills without se...

May 6, 2019

An improvised sketch devised by first year students of Kinsale Drama Course.

March 31, 2019

Red Handed is Wilbert W Lawrence’s savage indictment of ‘Normality’ and ‘things that are beige’. His fourth, and many think, his best play, Red Handed stretches and breaks theatrical conventions as if they are social conventions, in an attempt to undermine the foundati...

March 31, 2019


By Moliere

He’ll take Satan by the scruff and kick him out of the door

Wealthy business man, Orgon, invites the holy and pious Tartuffe into his home.

Orgon’s family aren’t so sure that Tartuffe is all he seems.

When Orgon offers the hand of his daughter, Marianne...

February 27, 2019

A short

film of a class exercise.

February 27, 2019

Sleeping Giant was devised by first year students as part of a mime and physical theatre project. It was shown to a group of mixed age children at Kilmeen School in West Cork in February 2019. This film is a record of the project.

March 11, 2018


Once the drama course was established in Kinsale college in 2000, it quickly became clear that there was a problem with performing spaces. The college doesn’t have an assembly hall, and none of the classrooms were big enough to hold an audience. Initially, the...

March 11, 2018

Filmed by Jakub Walutek in the Stack Theatre Cork, something About Jessica was devised in 2015.

Since 2014, Kinsale College Drama department has been pioneering a dynamic and revolutionary way of devising plays. In the past three years alone it has created 10 new plays,...

October 25, 2017

A class exercise, in which students played many different characters, using signifyers to change identities throughout the play. This promenade performance was attended by other students from the college on the Dock Beach Kinsale.

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