Ann Dalton, originally from Ballincollig, heads up an all Cork team who are behind a three-part drama What About The Children, which will broadcast over Easter weekend — Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday — on RTÉ Jnr.
Her first radio drama, The Lonely Flower, began as a bedtime story for Shala while a subsequent production Adventures Of A Stripy Pyjamas was created for Sami.
The shift from having a captive audience of two to thousands came when as part of a two-year course she did in Creative Media and Production in Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Ann was required to adapt and produce a drama so she chose The Lonely Flower — which she on a whim she sent to RTÉ.
She describes What About The Children as a docu-drama aimed at children aged nine to 12 which looks at the ‘displacement of children both in the present day in Syria and in our own history, 100 years ago.’
Their website is currently being redeveloped and as part of that are offering access to Ann’s first drama ‘The Lonely Flower’ and her educational resources including language and drama activities.