The trials and tribulations of finding a teaching job in today's cut-throat market are to be aired in a brand new radio drama on Galway Bay FM next Tuesday, Augist 31.
Galway Bay FM senior journalist Sorcha Crowley has written, produced and directed a once-off hour long drama entitled Due Process is Being Observed as part of a Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI ) funded Dramarama scheme.
The drama revolves around family relationships, friendship betrayals and political intrigue as young teacher Rebecca O'Brien applies for a job at a National School. It stars well-known local actors Máire Daly, Orla McGovern, Sinead Hackett, Ionia Ní Chroinín, Joan Gildea, Morgan Cooke and Brendan Murray and was recorded and edited by Sean Cooney at Ríl Media studios in Castlegar.
Dramarama is a joint initiative of BCI Sound & Vision and Learning Waves for radio broadcasters and independent production companies.
"I'm thrilled my radio play is being aired next week - given the current stiff competition for teaching jobs, I hope it'll shed some light on how the struggle to find work can affect whole families. I'm trying to portray the whole 'it's not what you know it's who you know' culture which definitely still prevails within the teaching profession despite all the politically correct recruitment policies drawn up" says Ms Crowley.
"It's an exciting new venture into radio drama for me and I'd like to thank the BAI and Keith Finnegan at Galway Bay FM for their support over the past year" she added.
"We're delighted to be broadcasting another new radio drama on Galway Bay FM," station CEO Keith Finnegan said. "We had huge success with Hairs and Races by Bernadette Prendergast and Declan Varley last year so it's great to have another drama this year featuring local talent" he added. Due Process is Being Observed will be broadcast on Galway Bay FM next Tuesday August 31 at 11am.