Gaelic Drama Summer School Director Announced

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is happy to announce Mairi Morrison as the director of this year’s Gaelic Drama Summer School.  Mairi, originally from Lewis, lives in Glasgow, and is well known as an actor and singer.  Earlier this year she performed in the Gaelic play ‘Ceilidh’ produced by Theatre Gu Leòr and is also known for her role in BBC Alba’s Gaelic drama ‘Bannan’.

The Gaelic Drama Summer School is a residential school and will take place in Portree between Monday 2nd and Saturday 14th of July.  Gaelic-speaking teenagers aged between 13 and 18 at the time of the School are welcome to apply and can register for either 6 or 12 days.  The School provides an excellent opportunity to develop acting skills for both stage and screen.  No previous drama or acting experience is necessary to apply.

Simon Mackenzie Trust –  Financial Support
Financial support for families on Universal Credit covering up to 50% of the School fee is available thanks to funding from the Simon Mackenzie Trust, which is administered by Fèisean nan Gàidheal.  The trust was established in 2008 in memory of the celebrated Gaelic actor Simon Mackenzie to foster the artistic talents of young Gaels.

To apply for a place at the school simply fill in the online application form which can be found along with more information at www.feisean.org/ssd.  If you have any questions about the Gaelic Drama Summer School or would like further information about the support available through the Simon Mackenzie Trust please contact Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer Angus Macleod by e-mail on angus@feisean.org or phone 01463 225 559.

The Gaelic Drama Summer School is funded by Bòrd na GàidhligHighlands and Islands EnterpriseCreative Scotland and the Highland Council.

Creative Scotland The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise Bòrd na Gaidhlig Highland Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Argyll & Bute Council