Drama has always played a key role in Castleknock College’s cultural life. For years, students tread the boards of our Concert Hall, drawing crowds to witness their collegial versions of classics such as 12 Angry Men, Of Mice and Men, A Doll’s House and many more.
In more recent years, under the stewardship of Mr Mac Gabhann, Ms King, and Ms Keating, a more experimental tone has been adopted. Quentin Tarantino’s screenplay of Reservoir Dogs was adapted to the stage, Brian Friel’s Freedom of the City received special attention and staging, while students and teachers have collaborated to write their own plays: North by Northside, an homage to a former student, was performed in 2018, while an original production is currently being rehearsed.
Primarily aimed at Senior Cycle students, drama allows for student expression in a myriad of forms. Whether interested in acting, producing, sound and lighting, staging or, indeed, writing, there is space for all tastes and talents.
Benefits of participation in Drama Society
- Explore your creativity
- Gain confidence
- Enhance your understanding of dramatic techniques
- Develop your own personal talent