M.S.T.S.D[Reg Rep and adjudicator] A.D.C.I./ Examiner New Era Academy London.
Patricia, from Banbridge in Co. Down in Northern Ireland, runs a very successful Speech and Drama School. She teaches pupils from 4 years old to adults. She was previously Director of Stagestruck Summer Musical Theatre, which catered for over 160 young people during the summer holidays. She adjudicates Speech and Drama Feiseanna / Festivals all over Ireland and England as well as Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. She also adjudicates One Act and Full Length plays. Being the Northern Ireland Regional Representative for the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama, she organises talks and workshops for colleagues. During the past 30 years Patricia has produced plays, pantomimes, musicals and has attended courses on various aspects of theatre. Patricia has also taught drama in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education schools.
She is a founder member and organising secretary of Banbridge Performing Arts Festival which attracts 2,000 competitors each year in Speech and Drama. She is also an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals, an approved adjudicator for the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama and an examiner for the New Era Academy, London.
She is delighted to be invited back to adjudicate at the Feile Luimni Speech and Drama section and hopes all the competitors will have a very happy and positive experience.