I’m Evelyn Shaw, founder of Next Stage Theatre School, a drama teacher and actor from Naas. After graduating with a BA in Drama and English from Trinity College Dublin in 2011, I trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting, gaining an MA.  Nine years ago, I founded Summer Stage, the hugely successful series of performing arts camps, which run in locations around Dublin, Kildare and Meath.  I set up Next Stage as a response to requests from parents, and because I am passionate about providing high quality, affordable, inclusive
performing arts training for all children.
I have been teaching drama for ten years at schools in Ireland and the UK such as George McMahon’s Performing Arts Academy, Theatretrain, Stagecoach, PQA and Dublin Stage School.  I also regularly facilitate dance and drama workshops for groups with special needs.  I am, of course, Garda Vetted.

As an actor, theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach (all at Mill Theatre Dundrum) Pride and Prejudice (UK / Ireland tour) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK / Ireland tour), The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (UK tour / DUCTAC Theatre, Dubai), Testimonies (Smock Alley Theatre Dublin), and the pantos Red Riding Hood’s Dangerous Christmas Adventure, Jack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin (all at Mill Theatre Dundrum).  I’ll be playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast at the Mill Theatre Dundrum this Christmas 2018 🙂