Loraine has a Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education, an Honours BA in International Business and Languages, a Diploma in Drama and Theatre Studies & a Certificate in Special Needs. Loraine is a member of Create & The Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland Association.
She trained with Dermot Cummins in Priorswood Drama Group, Dublin Youth Theatre, Black Box Theatre, DIT Drama Society, Kevin Street, Ourclann Theatre Group, Glasnevin Musical Society & has completed voice Masterclasses with Catriona Moran, Dance Training for Teachers with Kevin Woods, Movement Training with Sinead O’Connor, Mime with Sharon Doherty and Astrid
Adler, Theatre Devising with Sarah Brennan, Drama & Voice with Suzanne Binley.
Loraine founded Power Drama School in 2012 and has been teaching, writing and directing shows for the past 20 years for numerous organisations including Crannóg Nua Special School, DDLETB, CDETB, Linn Dara Camhs & St. Michael’s House.
Directing Credits include all of Power Drama School Productions, “All Sorts”, a devised piece for former HSE Centre, Mahylock, writing an original adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” for Theatre Train Ireland, Axis Theatre. Directing Eastwall Playcentre’s production of “High School Musical”, Directing the 20th Anniversary Production for youthreach Transition Centre, Dominick Place, Dublin 1, Directing the 10th year Anniversary production of “Grease” for bradóg Regional youth Service. Writing and Directing “Hero” which was performed by students attending a day hospital in Linn Dara CAMHS, Cherry Orchard hospital.
Loraine was President of DIT Kevin Street’s Dramatic Society from 1996-1998 writing and producing original play “Numb” and directing Jim Cartwright’s “Road”. In recent years Loraine has written or adapted all of Power Drama School’s productions and produced a number of multi-sensory plays for St. Michael’s House.
Loraine began acting at the age of 7. Her acting credits include “Purgatory” by WB Yeats, “Maid of the Mountains”, “The Fisherman” by Oscar Wilde & “Spinning Webs” by Roger Gregg (5 Star Review in the Irish Times) “Daughters of Eve” by Ourclann, “Road” by Jim Cartwright. She was highly commended for best female actress for her role as Ellen in “The Factory Girls” at the Galway Arts Festival. Loraine represented DIT, Kevin Street in an Irish language performance at a Cultural Festival in Hellenthal, Germany.
In 2017 Loraine’s Drama Students from Power Drama School had great success on their first entry in the Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland Festival placing second in Junior Poetry and Third in Junior Shakespeare.
Loraine also provides Speech and Drama Classes to students preparing for the Speech and Drama exams with the Leinster School of Music and Drama. All of Loraine’s students have received honours in their exams with four students being awarded medals for scores of 95%.