|Orla is a qualified and experienced Drama Teacher and Facilitator. She has been running her own school of Speech and Drama for the last fifteen years. Orla also teaches students privately and on an individual and small group basis. Orla is the Drama Teacher in Scoil Íosagáin, Dublin 12.
Orla is a Senior Examiner with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama and has adjudicated at Speech and Drama Festivals in Sligo, Kildare, Donegal, Arklow, Kilcoole, Blackrock and Stillorgan.
|Orla has facilitated Drama Workshops and lectured to Third Level Students (NUI Maynooth, DIT and Griffith College). Orla’s experience includes Youth Theatre Groups, Transition Year Students for Positive Group Formation, Women’s Groups, Secondary School Teachers In-Service Training focusing on using Drama in Education and Members of Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland.
Orla also works as a Creative Arts Therapist (specialising in Dramatherapy) in a Residential Hospital, National Primary School and Special Care Unit setting. Orla is an experienced facilitator with mental health clients and special needs groups including Intellectual Disabilities and Autism.
Stage / Theatre/ TV Experience
Orla is an experienced actress and has performed many roles in film, TV and theatre; her theatre appearances include Riverbank, Draiocht, Moat, Helix, Smock Alley Theatres and the Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival. Orla also has directed, stage managed and coordinated costumes for theatre productions.
Orla believes in the importance of continuous professional development and attends training courses and workshops on an ongoing basis.