Thursday, August 26, 2010

A New Year Approaches

Sorry. It's been quiet on here but things are mad busy in the office at the moment.

Here are some NEW things for you to have a look at: - a brand new website for the Irish Board's publications. Here you'll find plays, solos, duos, handbooks, books on mime and improvisation, books of teaching exercises and CDs, to mention just a few things. Please have a look. Click on things and see how we can give people far more information online than we can in a paper publication.

Irish Board of Speech and Drama Syllabus 2010 - 2013: Yep. That's not a typo. It's a three-year syllabus. The printed version will be out next week and will be posted to everybody on our extensive mailing list over the next few weeks. Most of the changes we've made are to make it a bit clearer to students and teachers what is required of them. That being said, we've radically overhauled our Musical Theatre syllabus and we've introduced a Diploma in Musical Theatre Performance. If you want a copy and you think you might not be on our list, please email us by clicking here.

On our main website ( you'll also find

  • Entry Forms
  • a list of exam fees for 2010-11
  • free theory books
  • a list of Lyric poems
  • past papers for the Associate Diploma (Teaching) and the Licentiate Diploma 
  • and other useful things to make your life easier.

OK. That's all for now. Bye!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

IDAC Summer School

The IDAC Summer School is coming up soon. 4-5 September 2010 in Ely House, Dublin.

Looks interesting. The director of Boss Grady's Boys (opening in Gaiety on 31/8), Jim Culleton, will give an extended workshop on the production and direction of the play, with assistance from other production staff.

The Summer School programme also includes a visit to the play and (optional) dinner in Bentley's.

(For those who don't know, IDAC is the speech and drama teachers association).

Click here for a link to the relevant page on the IDAC site which contains a link to the Application Form