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Mary Quirke

Contact: Mary Quirke
2 Oakview Oakpark Tralee Tralee MD Semi-Professional Yes All Ages Mobile: (086) 0806665
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I have a passion for writing and for the last 12 years, I have written, directed and produced numerous historical/comedy sketches for Scór, for groups of various children, teens & adults. Under my direction we have gained success attaining numerous county titles; three munster titles and we have participated twice on the All Ireland stage.

For the past three years I have written, directed and produced three comedy plays. Each play has been a two hour production with a large cast and they have achieved wide acclaim in Tralee and beyond. We have sold out every year to an audience of over 120 per night. Each year, I included a 10 minute video shoot which was professionally shot and edited.

Presently I have written and co-directed a bilingual (Irish/English) musical drama for the TY students in Gaelcholáiste Carragaline, Co. Cork. My eldest daughter is an English teacher in the school. I have travelled to meet the students on numerous ocassions and rehearsals are well under way. We are hoping to perform this production in April, 2020.

Through my involvement, I have learned how to instruct in the development of a range of physical skills and techniques e.g. movement, body language, posture, gesture, gait, co-ordination, stillness, timing, control; facial expression; eye contact, listening, expression of mood; spatial awareness; and interaction with other performers.