While comedy and pantomime are her specialist areas and first love, Dorothy has also performed in a wide variety of other disciplines at home and abroad.
Highlights to date have included playing as Colin in Mother Goose, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Griffon in Alice the Musical and Yvette in 'Allo, 'Allo.
Favourite work in other disciplines has included working as a presenter/journalist with the Talking Newspapers Network, audiobook narrator (predominantly university textbooks and various audio novels), as well as various productions in TIE, street theatre, accessible Shakespeare, and many others.
Now working mostly in Ireland, NI and UK, she continues to work as a mainly freelance actor, voice artist and theatre technician, with a sideline in promoting visibility and greater equality for performers who are disabled people. In 2014, she was featured in the film portion of the multi-discipline "The Body Love Project", in a segment on life in the industry for performers who are disabled people.
In the spring of 2017 she was elected to the Executive of Equity Ireland and has served ever since.
She lives mainly in Co. Westmeath with her Actor/Magician husband and her assistance dog, Emma. They share their home with rescue cats and chickens (the latter all named after their favourite comediennes & known online as the #HeroesOfComedyFlock), as well as a goldfish named Aristotle.
In her limited spare time, she runs a small handicrafts business, takes on private genealogy research work, and is a member of ICA.
For UK (National) & some N.I. work, she is represented by
Copyright © dorothylaity.com All rights reserved.