Smashing Times Theatre Company, which has been working in process-led educational theatre for almost 20 years

Drama in education – the use of embodied make-believe – has proved to be a highly effective teaching and learning tool, from ancient Greek times to(...)

Aivis Kerans of Larkin Community College rehearsing for the students’ play, The Girl With No Name. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corridors of Larkin Community College are emptying out for the day, but in one classroom a dozen students remain, standing in a circle, avoidin(...)

Ray Aller and Reggie Blennerhassett at the Abbey Theatre yesterday. Picture Nick Bradshaw

The generation who “tore Ireland apart” are not the young, but those who sacrificed the future for the sake of their property portfolios and banking (...)

Mary-Lou McCarthy as Mollser at St Laurence O’Toole Junior Boys’ School, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sensory details make the biggest impact when Anthony Goulding, a friendly presence in a flat cap, introduces each school audience to (...)