Adjudicator 2023

Peter O’Driscoll

Peter O’Driscoll was an actor, designer and director with Strand Players and many other companies.

For twenty years he was Head of Drama in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. He had responsibility for equipping and maintaining the very fine theatre facilities there and directed many plays. He contributed to the post graduate Theatre Studies programme and ran workshops on voice, directing and acting. His main work was preparing student teachers to use Drama as a method of education.

His professional work as a lighting designer includes work in the Gate, Olympia and Gaiety theatres

Peter has considerable experience as a musician; he is a choral director and organist and has directed a wide range of musicals in Dublin and throughout the country. The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) has engaged him as an adjudicator.

In the past few years he directed Hamlet with SPARC and, in the Dublin Arts Club, he has played the lead in a new play about the Czech composer Janacek.

Peter is a member of ADA (Association of Drama Adjudicators)