Date Published: 21-Dec-2007
Theatre director Jessica Curtis is having a busy old time at present, directing a cast of over 120 for the pantomime Sleeping Beauty which will be staged by the Performing Arts School, Galway (PASG) from January 1 to 6 in the BlackBox.
As if that wasn’t enough, she is also running the Rehab Centre in Casla, which caters for people with special needs and mental health disabilities. From Salthill, Jessica lived in Dubiln until recently when she moved home, a good decision, she says. “I wanted to live in the west. The Rehab Care Centre is a diverse place, and it’s a much nicer drive to work than travelling on the M50.”
Sleeping Beauty, which has been written by Maeve Ingolsby (RTÉ and the Gaiety Theatre) is PASG’s second Christmas pantomime and the first one that Jessica has been involved with. However, the former student of PASG has already directed Oliver and Guys and Dolls for the group this year.
Jessica joined PASG when she was 14 and appeared in several variety shows with them. At 18 she became a student teacher in the organisation. She then went to university in Britain where she studied Speech and Language Therapy, and following that, spent three years with GYT while completing a masters in Theatre in NUIG.
Sleeping Beauty will be staged from January 1 to 6 in the Black Box. Booking 091- 569777.
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