Drama Adjudicators Ireland

Aodh McCay

Aodh McCay

10, Ingleside Drive, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, BT82 8QU,

Mobile: 0044 7884233240, Phone: 028 (048) 71383111


Aodh has been involved in the amateur drama circuit for over thirty years with several drama groups including performances as actor and director in several All Ireland Open and Confined Finals, and has received numerous awards for Directing, Acting and Stage Lighting in festivals throughout Ireland.

He has directed a large number of drama and comedy productions including: “Calendar Girls”, “Caught in the Net”, “Run for Your Wife”, “Why Not Stay For Breakfast?”, “Wife Begins at Forty”, “Noises Off”, “I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell”, “Canaries”, “The Last Apache Reunion”, “Stella By Starlight; “Bedroom Farce”. He has acted in numerous productions with PuddleAlley, Lifford Players and other drama groups, including ‘Twelve Angry Men’, ‘Caught in the Net ‘, ‘Run For Your Wife’, ‘Why Not Stay For Breakfast’, ‘Stella By Starlight’, ‘The Last Apache Reunion’, ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’, ‘I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell’, 'Over the Bridge', ‘A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer’s Assistant’, ‘The Passing Day’ and ‘Bedroom Farce’.

Aodh has also professionally directed many stage musicals and pantomimes having written and directed a number of short plays for young people and over twenty pantomimes with the emphasis on comedy.

Aodh recently completed a commission from the BBC to write the screenplays and scripts for several animations of English Literature drama and prose texts for the benefit of exam students. These animations now appear on the BBC educational website, ‘Bitesize’.

He has several graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Drama and English including M.A. He has over thirty years’ experience as a teacher of Drama, and is a senior examiner of GCSE Drama and Chief Examiner of GCSE English Literature in N. Ireland.

Aodh has previously adjudicated: Castlereagh, Belfast One Act Drama Festival, Ballymahon One-Act Drama Festival, Newtownabbey One Act Drama Festival, Carrigallen One Act Drama Festival, Strabane Drama Festival 2016, City of Derry Drama Festival 2017, Larne Drama festival 2018, N. Ireland YFC One Act Drama 2019, South Leinster Drama Festival, 2019. Aodh was honoured to adjudicate Northern Ireland One Act Finals in 2018. He will adjudicate North Cork Drama Festival, 2022.

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