TrinityTalent 2019 | Lily McClatchey

Lily is celebrated by Trinity for Artistic Achievement in Drama. 

Lily was nominated by her teacher, Shelley Lowry, for her achievements in Drama. They said 'Lily is a self motivated student, who applies the highest standards to all her performing art studies. She researches and rehearses tirelessly to ensure she always gives her best.'

In what ways would you say your Drama qualification has influenced your artistic achievement, creativity, leadership or progress? 

By choosing to study different areas of work ranging from Shakespearean to contemporary poetry and prose, it has opened my eyes to the depth of literature and drama. This has offered me a deeper understanding of the arts; which in turn widens my repertoire and allows me to be a more creative and knowledgeable performer.

How has participating in a Drama qualification impacted your artistic skills or career development?

While actively auditioning for film and television roles, I am also beginning my journey to acting schools. However, without a foundation in Trinity examinations I know I wouldn’t have the confidence nor the technical knowhow to thrive in the industry. The theoretical knowledge of performance and the depth of research which aids the examinations has well equipped me with the capabilities to perform to a high standard.   

What's next for you?

I am preparing to undertake my ATCL Teaching (Speech and Drama, Theatre Arts, Communication Skills) exam. As I truly believe that passing on the skills and the knowledge granted to me by Trinity is an important step to take in any performers life and in return this will give me a new view of all aspects of performance.

What are your career aims? 

I hope to progress in the acting world. It has always been a passion of mine so I would like to fulfil my dream and utilise this passion in a professional sense, as I hope to gain a Bachelor’s in acting and later my masters in directing or acting for screen. Alongside this continuing to teach.

Have you got any advice for other young people working towards a Drama qualification?

I would definitely tell anyone hoping to succeed in any Trinity qualification to have a passion for your pieces; find something you love and it will make it far easier to devote your time to research and understand it. I would always advise any performer to watch the play(s) or read the novel to get a complete grasp of the characters you are portraying and understand the background of the context of the performance. Most importantly give the qualification time, you can only succeed if you put the work in.

Read more about the talented young people selected to be featured as part of the TrinityTalent Class of 2019.

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Nici is the Arts Editor for Voice. She loves all things books, theatre, music, art, visiting other countries, anything creative, and sometimes attempts to make YouTube videos. Alongside Voice she writes and edits through her own pursuits.You can occasionally find her running marathons dressed as a black dog.

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