GET TO KNOW US

Taken at the 2019 AGM, full of energy and ready keep the fire going as the best dang society in DCU…

Kate Gurren

Chairperson

Kate is a third year Communications student. This is her third year on the committee having been Treasurer in 2018 and Liaison Officer in 2019.

In first year, Kate was a part of the chorus of “Dreamin’ of a Shite Christmas”, and went on later in the year to produce Trainspotting, as well also starring in the show as the lead female, Alison. In her second year, she played the role of Prudence in the gig theatre piece, Hey Jude and went on later in the year to assistant direct the Intervarsities piece Hadestown as well as starring as the lead female, Eurydice.

Kevin Cleary 

Vice-Chairperson

As vice chair, his role this year is to assist Kate in all her chairing duties. This is his 4th year as a member of DCU Drama, having served as First Year rep in 2016/17, one half of an events management team in 2017/18 (alongside James O’Neill) and as Productions Manager last year. He directed DCU Drama’s production of ‘Chicago’ last year, produced the 2017 Pantomime and also musically directed the entry into the 2018 Musical Theatre Intervarsities competition, ‘Book of Mormon’.

Getting involved with DCU Drama has been the standout highlight of his college experience; it has been the best way to both exercise his existing love of theatre/performance and open up new opportunities in a field he has a lot of interest in pursuing.

James O’Neill

Secretary

James is a fourth year Computer Applications student. This is his third year on the committee, having been one of the Events Coordinators in the 17/18 year (alongside Kevin Cleary), and was Secretary for the 18/19 year.

In first year James took part in Pippin where he played the role of Theo, as well as representing DCU with the show in MTInters 2017. In second year James co-directed The Importance of Being Earnest, and was also in MTInters again, playing Elder McKinley in Book of Mormon.
Last year, James played Max in the gig theatre piece Hey Jude in semester one, and played Amos in Chicago in semester two.

“DCU Drama has been my passion for the past four years, and I can’t imagine my college life without it. I’ve met such incredible people while taking part, and I wouldn’t change my experience of DCU Drama in any way.”

Gráinne Henry

Treasurer

Gráinne is a second year Communications student. This is her first year on the committee.

In her first year of college, she worked as the Stage Manager for the musical “Chicago”, which took place last year in semester 2.

Clara Mooney

Productions Manager

Clara is a second year Communications Studies student. Last year she played Brianna in the contemporary play ‘Good Kids’ in semester one and she produced the musical ‘Chicago’ in semester 2.

This is Clara’s first year on committee and she has the role of Productions Manager, she is very excited and hopes everyone else is too!

Sarah Brady

Technical Manager 

Sarah is a final year Multimedia student. This is her first year on the committee.

Last year Sarah worked on many of our flagship shows, working as lighting designer for Panto and the musical Chicago and Lighting technician for Good Kids.

Beau Carley

Front of House Manager

Beau is a fourth year Primary Teaching student and this is his second year on the committee as the Front of House Manager.

In first year Beau was part of the cast of the Panto “North Side Story” in 2016, and played Nigel Hoffman in “Dreamin’ of A Shite Christmas” in 2017. In 2018 Beau was cast as Beadle in Sweeney Todd but had to leave the cast just weeks before the show due to rescheduling, but gave his time to help his replacement, and the rest of the cast in the run up to the show. Last year, as well as running the Front of House for all of DCU Drama’s productions, he was part of the cast of the Intervarsities piece “Hadestown”.

Conall Molloy

Events Manager

Conall is a 3rd year English and Irish student.

Having first hit the stage with DCU Drama in their production of Romeo and Juliet, he went in to feature in last year’s Good Kids, and direct Almost, Maine with the society. As a regular attendee of Drama Wednesdays, he, along with his fabulous deputy, are ready and excited to organise more top-notch events and workshops for Drama, for those who love acting, singing, or even just sitting in the audience.

Robert Kenny

Events Manager

Rob is a 3rd year arts student studying English and history.

Aside from long walks on the beach and puppies, Robs interests include drama. He started his dcu drama career in first year with a role in Romeo and Juliet. Second year saw him star in his most illustrious to date, a drug dealer in dcu dramas panto ‘Freshers the musical’. This was followed up buy a part in the contemporary play ‘Almost Maine’.

Seán Kennedy

Public Relations Officer

Seán is in his final year of Communications Studies. This is his first year being on the committee.

Seán was involved in the chorus of the panto “Dreamin’ of a Shite Night”. Last year, his script “Fresher: The Musical” was accepted to be the panto for 2018/19 which he then went on to stage manage. throughout the next year, he will make sure that everyone in the world knows about everything that’s happening with DCU Drama.

Naomi Feehily

Brand Design Officer

Naomi is a second year multimedia student. This is her first year on the committee.

Last year Naomi starred as Daphne in the semester 1 production ‘Good Kids’, and then went on to take part in DCU’s 2019 entry to MTInters ‘Hadestown’.

Niamh Mary Martin

Sponsorship Officer

This is her third year on the committee, having been P.R.O for two years.
In her first year, Niamh was in the chorus on “Dreamin’ of A Shite Christmas”, as well as in the cast of the 2018 Musical, “Sweeney Todd”. Niamh also represented DCU in the 2018 MTinters as a part of the cast of The Book of Mormon. Last year she again took part in MTinters, directing our entry of Hadestown, and also directed the Panto Fresher: The Musical.

Hannah Leonard

Liaison Officer

Hannah is in her first year of MINT in DCU. This is her first year on the committee. She has spent the last few years with the Raising and Giving society, chairing it in 2018/2019.

However since acting in 2018’s “Good Kids” , Hannah is excited to dive in to more things drama.

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