Each year our TY students have the option of competing in the National Transition Year Drama Festival in the Briery Gap Macroom. Participation in the Drama festival encourages students to develop an appreciation for the performing arts while they discover their own individual creative gifts and strengths. They have an opportunity to be adventurous in all aspects and disciplines of drama and stage performance, i.e. organising, acting, lighting, set design, costuming, make-up and most of all, team work.
In keeping with the philosophy of TY and Secondary School programming these festivals are a learning-led rather than exam-driven venture.
Caoimhe Mulcahy a past pupil of Coláiste Muire and a recent graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting mentors our students.
For 2019/20 our entry is ‘I don’t want to talk about it’ a short drama by Bradley Hayward.
The preliminary rounds for the festival takes place in the Palace Theatre, Fermoy, Co. Cork from Monday 27th January 2020. This is also the venue for the Grand Finals on 12th & 13th March 2020.