About Us

DramaWorks School of 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. In addition to teaching Speech and Drama Mary  has  extensive experience in acting and directing in theatre. She currently co-facilitates Shakespeare School Workshops for 5th and 6th years  and runs customised  Effective Communication Workshops in Secondary Schools.  Mary is an Examiner  with Leinster School of Music and Drama. DramaWorks is located in Sandymount  Dublin 4 and offers Speech and Drama  and Communication classes  in South Dublin  for all age groups.  The classes 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 presentation skills, public speaking, vocal skills  and student well being. This course covers the Personal Skill Component of the Gaisce Award. We also offer one to one sessions online or face to face. Our Mission in DramaWorks is to focus on building self - confidence and student well being  by developing  creativity, imagination, social and communication skills. Students learn these skills in a fun safe environment. Our classes cover creative drama, improvisation, poetry, movement, mime, voice-work and public speaking. We recommend that students participate in Speech and Drama Exams or Effective Communication/Public Speaking  Exams with Leinster School of Music and Drama and Irish Board of Speech 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