There are only a few days left for Gaelic-speaking teenagers to apply for a place at this year’s Gaelic Drama Summer School with the closing date for applications MONDAY 18th JUNE.
The Sgoil Shamhraidh Dràma 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 and this year direction will be provided by Mairi Morrison. Mairi, originally from Lewis, lives in Glasgow, and is highly respected as both an actor and singer, her more recent roles including Lisa in the Gaelic play ‘Ceilidh’ produced by Theatre Gu Leòr and Iseabail in BBC Alba’s Gaelic drama ‘Bannan’.
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 simply fill in the online application form which can be found along with more information at www.feisean.org/ssd. No previous drama or acting experience is necessary to apply.
If you would like further information please contact Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer Angus Macleod by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01463 225 559. The Gaelic Drama Summer School is funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Creative Scotland and the Highland Council.