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Musical Theatre Dublin // Summer 2024

Meet The Mentors

Pam Monaco
Artistic Director
Em Ormonde

Em is a theatre maker and musician based in Dublin with skills in performance, directing, stage management, producing, box office management, and teaching. They have worked with professional companies even before graduating from university with a  theatre and music degree. They are a freelance drama and music teacher. Em has been a director, stage manager, and producer on a number of student and professional theatrical productions. They worked for a stage school as a teacher, music director and director, and have directed a number of student productions while at Trinity College Dublin, including "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". They were chair of the  2021/22 of TCD's  DU Players, Europe's largest and most active theatre society. In 2023 they directed "Flinch" at the Scene and Heard Festival at Smock Alley Theatre.  Additionally, they conducted The Campanile Consort At TCD. Em is thrilled to join the staff of Musical Theatre Dublin

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Pam founded Musical Theatre Dublin in 2017 with the intention of bringing more access to performing in musicals to teens in Dublin and eventually more professional musical theatre to the city.  She has been working in theatre since she was a child.  In addition to directing and music directing, Pam has experience as an actor onstage in numerous productions and has costumed many adult and children’s theatre shows. Pam has worked on all aspects of tech and stage crew, and has directed and played in pit orchestras. She is a professor emeritus at Temple University in Philadelphia, and several of her six children are professional musical theatre actors. She has many years of experience in organizing and collaborating on children's musical theatre programs in the Philadelphia area, including directing and supervising multiple sessions of children’s theatre programs at the award-winning Hedgerow Theatre. Pam is passionate about musical theatre and is excited to bring more of it to the Dublin area. Musical Theatre Dublin’s summer program is modelled after the extremely successful Upper Darby Summer Stage, where she and her children have been involved and working for years.

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Andrew Dawson
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Andrew has been a Musical Theatre, Singing and Drama Teacher in Stage Schools around Dublin for the past 8 years. He has trained in DCU in Music Education and went on to gain a Level 9 in Theatre Practice and Production. He also has gained professional experience in the Irish Theatre Community, most recently being Assistant Stage Manager of Peter Pan at the Gate Theatre. As a Writer his new musical ‘The Red Trials’ is going to workshop in 2024. He has been performing professionally since the age of 11 has been in Sing Street and Handsome Devils, he will be acting in an original piece as part of Galway Theatre Festival 2024 in which he has written an original composition for the opening song. As a Director he has most notably Directed ‘Dogfight’ the Musical and has Musical Directed over 30 Productions. 

Leire Nuncio

Leire Nuncio joins Musical theatre Dublin this summer as an intern.  She is a student of Music Pedagogy in the Music Conservatory of Navarre (Spain), majoring in guitar. She is  also part of the dance group "Oihuarima" that has won several dance contests and collaborated with different music bands. Next year her final project for university will be about Musical Theatre.  Leire has always loved performing arts and considers herself a joyful and passionate person. She is very excited to being part of the Musical Theatre Dublin staff this summer, and we are thrilled to have her.

     This is my second time year with Musical Theatre Dublin and I had an even better time than the first!! Everyone was so lovely and fun to work with and they picked an amazing show to put on. I did two sessions this year. Despite having smaller roles in comparison to the first I enjoyed this one just as much if not more!! MTD remains to be the best place to form new friendships and I’m so happy to have been able to work with everyone and create an amazing show.  Ciara M.

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