About Us

DramaWorks School of Speech and Drama and Communication was established in 2006 by Mary McHugh Hennessy BBS Hons TCD,ALSMD, LLSMD.  Mary worked in Sales and Marketing in  International Banking prior to setting up DramaWorks.  Mary  has  extensive experience in acting and directing in theatre and currently co-facilitates Shakespeare School Workshops for 5th and 6th years. Mary is an experienced  teacher in public speaking and interviewing  skills and runs one on one sessions privately. Mary is a Speech and Drama Examiner  with Leinster School of Music and Drama and is a Board Member of Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland. DramaWorks is located in Sandymount  Dublin 4. DramaWorks provides Speech and Drama classes  in South Dublin  for all age group ranging from 6 years old to young adults. The classes are mixed and run every Tuesday and Wednesday in  Star of the Sea Hall, Sandymount and every   Friday in Scoil Mhuire Hall, Sandymount. We also run Effective Communication Courses  for Transition Year students and Teenagers focusing on public speaking, presentation skills and voicework. This course covers the Personal Skill Component of the Gaisce Award. Mary also runs ongoing effective communication and Shakespeare/drama workshops in schools and can customise a programme for your students  in your school around your needs and budget. Our Mission in DramaWorks is to focus on building self - confidence by developing  creativity imagination and communication skills. Students learn these skills in a fun safe environment. Our classes cover creative drama, role play, improvisation, poetry, movement, mime voicework and public speaking. Our Teen classes introduce Shakespeare to students in a fun and interactive way focusing on JC/LC curriculum text books . We recommend that students participate in Speech and Drama Exams or Effective Communication Exams with Leinster School of Music and Drama. We also encourage students to enter The Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland Drama Festival and Feis Maitiu.

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"I really enjoyed Mary's communication and presentation course as my skills in both public speaking and presenting have benefitted hugely from doing it. Doing the course with other teenagers creates a fun and safe environment where no one feels self conscious or embarrassed. The course taught me many things including  the importance of eye contact and body language when speaking to a group of people. I now feel a lot more comfortable delivering presentations and I am also more confident when speaking in front of my peers. I highly recommend Mary's course to all teenagers as it is a very enjoyable way to learning important skills that are needs for many aspects of life ''

Maria O'Dea  – Transition Year Student – Mt Anville 2016/2017