|Orla is a qualified and experienced Drama Teacher and Facilitator. She established her school of Speech and Drama in 2002. Classes run Leixlip and Celbridge. Orla also teaches students on an individual and small group basis. All ages are catered for.
Orla is a Senior Examiner with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama and is an experienced adjudicator at Drama Festivals.
Orla is a freelance facilitator, lecturer and Creative Arts Therapist (specialising in Dramatherapy). She has experience of mental health clients and special needs groups including Intellectual Disabilities and Autism.
Orla has a keen interest in devising theatre and creative writing.
|Stage / Theatre/ TV Experience
Orla is an experienced actress and has worked professionally in film, TV and theatre. She has directed, stage managed and coordinated costumes for theatre productions.
Orla has received bursaries and grants from the Kildare County Council Arts Department to attend acting courses, record her own play and devise a performance to commemorate the 1916 rising. A story she wrote was selected and recorded for Kildare County Council’s ‘Stories for the Ear’.
Orla believes in the importance of continuous professional development and attends training courses and workshops on an ongoing basis.