Director and Writer in Rush, Co Dublin, Ireland
Hello to you, I'm Alice Coghlan, a Dramaturg and Artistic Director of Wonderland Productions. I am passionate about new writing for the stage and screen.
Every Tuesday from 1700-1930 I host Wonderland Theatre Book Club online. Ours is a lively international Book Club for writers and artists who want to ignite their craft by reading important plays together.
Each fortnight we analyse the playwrighting and stagecraft of a great play from Ancient Greece to the Modern Stage. Then at the second Book Club of the fortnight, we share the short works we have written in response to this play with our peers. Email me to learn more.
My training is that for 12 years I was a Literay Reader for The Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre. My role was to read and report in depth on up to 6 new plays a month, attend Literary Department script meetings, report on the Irish theatre scene, and to watch as many Abbey productions as I could.
Now using my work with the Abbey Theatre as my model, I offer Script Mentoring through the Irish Writer's Centre at which I'm a professional member and regular playwrighting teacher. As your Script Mentor I read and annotate your new play, write a report based on the Abbey's own templates, and then meet with you to plan it's onward journey in depth.
If you're thinking of hiring me as your Dramaturg, it may also interest you to know that I hold a First Class Honours in Drama & English from Trinity College Dublin, with a scholarship year at The University of California at Berkeley and a MA in Theatre Directing. I have since directed over 70 shows and I am a qualified Drama teacher.
I know all about the challenges of writing as I have written and professionally produced four plays, three translations and three adaptations, many of which I include in the video highlights. I have also founded and run my own theatre company since 2003, and produced and designed my own work.
I speak Czech and Italian and intermediate French. As I have a Czech husband we spend lots of time in South Bohemia.
Aside from writing, I am a Staff/Assistant Director for opera. I translate to and from Italian for singers in opera rehearsal. I have worked for The Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Opera Ireland specialising in the Italian repetoire to date.
Outside of theatrical life I love cooking, hiking and travel.
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