WORKSHOP – 30 October

Hope you’re all enjoying your bank holiday Monday! We are delighted to inform you about tomorrow’s workshop, based on active listening.

In this modern age, so much is communicated throughout the day it can be hard to siphon the important information from the chaff. Listening is a skill that needs to be trained and exercised, especially for actors. Learning to communicate on stage begins with paying careful attention to what others are saying to us.

If this is your first workshop, it’s on us!

Tuesday | Doors 6.45pm | Workshop 7 pm | Synge Street CBS

WORKSHOP – 23 OCTOBER

While we hope you’re enjoying the week’s end, we are thrilled to inform you about Tuesday’s workshop theme!

In this workshop, you will learn to use your present awareness to create a character and discover your point of view to facilitate a real connection on stage. You will understand that focusing on listening to the truth of the present moment is the only thing you need to create compelling, smart, truthful, and surprising scenes.

If this is your first workshop, it’s free!

Tuesday 23rd October | Doors 6.45 | Workshop 7 pm | Synge Street CBS

WORKSHOP – 16 OCTOBER

Happy No Drama Tuesday everybody!!

In this week’s workshop, we will focus on devising a story and developing relationships from movement. Adapting this with character work, we will gain an understanding of stage presence; how to command and hold attention on stage, how to let go and be a generous actor.

If this is your first workshop with us, it’s free!

Doors: 6.45pm | Workshop 7pm | Synge Street CBS

SHINDIG!

No Drama Theatre biannual Shindig is coming our way. On Saturday 3rd of November, we will gather in The Pearse Centre for an evening of short pieces written, directed and/or performed by our members.

Only a short few weeks from now and we are giving you a chance to get your piece, cast, and crew ready for this showcase night.

For those of you who have never had the pleasure, the shindig is your chance to get up on stage and act in a scripted (or improvised) piece in front of a welcoming audience as part of a collection of pieces from members. Ask anyone who has performed in one before and they will tell you how much fun it is!

To secure your spot, get in touch with us at contact@nodramatheatre.com and tell us your brilliant idea or how you would like to partake, acting, directing or helping out backstage.

Please Note: all written submission must be in via email by no later than Friday 19th October for consideration of a place in the Shindig.

3rd November| €5.00 | Pearse Centre | 27 Pearse street.

WORKSHOP – 9 OCTOBER

Creating a character through physicality – starting from the outside, working our way to the inside.

In tomorrow’s workshop, we will be working on the creation of characters through our own physicality. We will explore different physical attributes to make our character’s unique, real and significantly different from your own physicality. Using the physicality as a starting point, we will develop the inner motivation and history of your character.

If this is your first workshop, it’s free!

Tuesday 9th October | Doors 6.45 | Workshop 7 pm | Synge Street CBS

WORKSHOP – 2 OCTOBER

IMPORTANT!!!!

We must regretfully declare that tonight’s workshop is canceled. But do not fear, the auditions are still going ahead if you are feeling that Tuesday no drama itch!

Auditions scheduled for tonight will be held in the Lantern Centre, just next to the school, on Synge Street.

If people would like to join in the audition process in lieu of a workshop we totally encourage that!

No Drama Theatre Presents: The Writers Group

We are thrilled!

Last night, No Drama Theatre’s first ever Writers group, had their first meeting, including members: Kieron Connolly, Kate Cosgrave, Peter Blennerhassett, Andrea Bolger, Sean Coyle, Megan Kelly, Dan Binchy, and Andrew Norton.

These talented individuals will be gathering regularly putting pen to paper and collaboratively bringing new writing to our wonderful Theatre Group.

We are very excited to see what emerges.

WORKSHOP – 25 SEPTEMBER

We are really excited to inform you about tomorrow’s workshop “Improv for Actors” facilitated by one of No Drama Theatre’s founding members Neil Curran.

When most people think of improv, they often (incorrectly) think of fast-paced comedy. However, improv is one of the most powerful tools at the actor’s disposal. In this workshop, we will focus on the slow art of improvised theatre. We will learn how to let go and be in the moment and discover, rather than create, characters and scenes through honest and authentic connection with our stage partners.

Participants will learn to read their stage partners and let go of any pressure to have to be funny or interesting.

If this is your first No Drama Workshop, it’s on us!

Doors 6:45pm | Workshop 7pm | Synge Street CBS

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

We’re are thrilled to inform you, your chance to shine in the main production is here. We will be holding auditions for this Winters Production, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

A classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. A young scholar from New York travels west in search of a new life he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home as he finds the love of a local woman. This love gives him a purpose in the broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead?

Ransome Foster – From New York, well read and well spoken. He is stubborn and often arrogant, but always well-meaning.

Hallie Jackson – She is a strong-minded and rough-talking girl. Underneath her rough exterior is a beautiful and caring individual.

Bert Barricune – Bert is a true gunslinger, he is worn and battered looking, but clearly handsome. He speaks only when he must.

Liberty Valance – Liberty is a Southern gentleman, but his polite manners don’t disguise the scars on his face. He is terrifyingly unpredictable.

Marshal Johnson – The Marshal talks the talk, but when it comes down to it, he’s a coward.

Jane Dowitt – Jane is an enthusiastic reporter for a small local paper.

The Narrator – The spirit of the West, who appears to the audience as a young, well-mannered lady.

Jim ‘The Reverend’ Mosten – Jim is a young black swamper, He is kind, enthusiastic, well-mannered, full of energy and easy to fall in love with.

Auditions will be held on Sunday the 30th of September at 3pm and Tuesday 2nd of October at 7pm, in Synge Street CBS.
To sign up for auditions, please email Declan Ryan, at ryan.declan5@gmail.com, expressing which roles you would like to audition for and which of the two auditions dates would be of interest.

We’re crossing our fingers for you!

 

Heed, to the Mound – Dublin Fringe Festival

Heed, to the Mound as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, will be tomorrow on in the Complex from 2pm – 5pm.

Women taking up space: physically, vocally, socially, politically and economically. We are moving mounds through the political landscape of gender. We will command attention with respect, without apologies. This floor is our landscape, our journeys will mark it. We are building a roadmap. This is performance, this is action, this is ongoing. We need your presence, let us negotiate.

Saturday 22nd September | 2pm – 5pm | The Complex | Free and Unticketed.