Meet some of our Drama alumni and hear what they have to say about studying at Trinity College Drama Department. You can read the full 'ILLUMINATIONS' interviews with these alumni in our School Alumni Section.
Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Actor. Graduated BA Drama Studies and Classical Civilization, 2000
"The simple thing of sitting in seminars discussing plays and films and theatre [is my outstanding memory of studying Drama at Trinity College], that was such a joy to me. Although the course is predominately academic, it has informed, influenced and underlined all of the work I have done as an actor."
Aonghus Óg McAnally, Actor. Graduated with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies, 2002.
"The staff were amazing, the finest teachers I've ever had the pleasure of working with, and I learned so much from them at a crucial stage in my development as an actor. It's also where I met my ten classmates, Team BTS as we called ourselves, an astonishingly talented bunch of people, many of whom are now major international stars, and thankfully, still some of my closest mates. It was simultaneously three of the happiest years of my life, and one of the toughest experiences I've ever had, but I wouldn't swap it for the world."
Aoibhín Garrihy, Actress. Graduated with a BA in Acting Studies, 2009.
"I had some amazing teachers in Trinity and their advice and knowledge has stayed with me far beyond the dance studio! Also our various productions directed by some of the best industry professionals were definitely highlights.... I had some extraordinary teachers while at Trinity and their work had a major influence over my desire to pursue this as a career."
Aaron Heffernan, Actor. Graduated with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies, 2013.
"I spent an inordinate amount of time in the Samuel Beckett Centre and the Players theatre where I would rehearse, do some painting work on sets or pieces, sing with various collectives of music aficionados and dance under the tutorship of some of the best practitioners in the business."
Alumnus Selina Cartmell directs Medea at the Samuel Beckett Theatre:
Can you spot yourself in our graduate photos?