Geraldine’s School of Drama (GSD) will broadcast a special programme featuring two dramas ‘Sophia the Superhero’ and ‘The Bullies’ on Dundalk FM 97.7 this Saturday morning at 9am.
Featuring children and for children, the programme is based on the school’s creative work in the form of two dramas which have been adapted for radio.
The project was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, sound and vision and has been in the pipeline since last year.
The dramas are mainly voiced by GSD students, who following an audition process went on to record their own characters bringing these wonderful stories to life.
‘Sophia the Superhero’ is all about empowering the feminine. With the lack of female super heroes in popular culture, GSD students decided to create their own. The students involved in this project got the wonderful opportunity to not only be involved with the project but also to develop additional voice over skills.
The second play focuses on three forms of bullying. Students wanted to highlight some of the difficult situations young people often find themselves in, offering a small insight into the numerous challenges that young children and young adults must overcome in a contemporary society which place so much emphasis on the importance of social media and image.
Geraldine’s School of Drama is run by local woman Geraldine Kieran, who said it was a real pleasure coming up with the programme for Dundalk FM this Saturday.
“Creating radio dramas with Dundalk FM has been a special project for the school,” she explained.
“We really liked the opportunity to share a story with a new type of audience. We love creating new stories that are relevant to the students. Providing the children with this creative license can lead to some wonderfully unique pieces of theatre and drama.
“I hope the children enjoy their work and that all the school gets a chance to listen in to our broadcast. We do hope to do more projects like this one utilising other means to tell a story and present the school’s work to family, friends and the public,” said Geraldine.
Geraldine Kieran is a Dundalk-based drama facilitator with ten years teaching experience in the performing arts. Geraldine’s School of Drama provides an excellent standard of quality educational courses and drama teaching to children of all ages within the Louth area. For further details visit www.eloquence.ie or call 087-1914076.