Alice Coghlan's profile

Name: Alice Coghlan


Theatre Forum Ireland

Region: Dublin


Member since:09-29-2011


Alice has been working as a drama workshop leader for 18 years and currently through her company Wonderland Productions, leads and organises week long drama,dance, music, clown, puppetry,design and lighting workshops in Arts Centres nationwide. Alice holds a Directing MA from Middlesex University and graduated with First Class Honours in Drama & English from Trinity College Dublin and The University of California at Berkeley in 2001. In 2003 Alice founded Wonderland Productions for whom she wrote and directed Life Shop till you Drop! and The Spook Show; translated and directed Goldoni’s La Locandiera, Molière’s The Miser and the opera Pagliacci and directed and adapted Gulliver’s Travels and The Picture of Dorian Gray and directed The Hostage, The Seagull After Chekhov, The Christmas Cabaret and Molière’s L’Amour Medicin. Other recent directing credits include King Lear Review Theatre Royal Waterford, Sensual Food and The Red Shoes both for The Patravadi Theatre, Thailand and A Tourist’s Guide to Terrorism for The Edinburgh Festival. Alice has Staff/Assistant directed for Opera Ireland, Scottish Opera, Bourgas Opera Bulgaria, Opera Academia Europea Florence, California Shakespeare Festival and The Abbey Theatre, and has been an Assistant Director/Observer at The Royal Opera House and Opera North. She is also a script reader for The Abbey Theatre Literary Department, and was directing student on The Next Stage - Dublin Theatre Festival’s Emerging Irish Artists program.

Professional Organisation

Theatre Forum Ireland


Professional Statement

Sharing my love of theatre with people is one of my greatest pleasures in life. This was why we started the Wonderland children’s workshops arm of our theatre production company in 2005 and it has been thriving ever since, with week long workshops scheduled at more than five regional Arts Centres for 2012. I have been teaching since I was a teenager and have taught drama and art from 3 years old to university level. I have taught in diverse places from being a Drama teacher at Our Ladies School in Templeogue to Srinakarinwirot University Bangkok & Patravadi Theatre, Thailand. Recently I have begun to specialise in teaching such areas as clown, comedy, directing and storytelling and ’make a play in a day.’ I am also a keen organiser and through my company can put together a week long workshop covering all aspects of theatre, in which I may lead a day or two but bring in professionals from other areas on other days eg music, opera, design, make up, hair and costume, lighting, puppetry. I also drive and am willing to travel nationwide.

Media and techniques

Primary medium: Theatre

Secondary medium: Creative Writing

Creative Context

Primary context: All contexts

Secondary context: Youth

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