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WORKSHOP – 17th OCTOBER

Nearly everyone in Ireland has got the day off and we hope you’re all save and inside!
While the hurricane is finding it’s way towards Dublin, we thought we might as well entice with details of our workshop.
Tomorrow we have no one less then one of the founding members of No Drama Theatre, Dave McGowan, who is also super awesome and nice, facilitating our workshop!

About the workshop..

WHERE are we going? We’re going to work on creating convincing places for an audience. Aircraft hangar? Boutique cake shop? That space under your stairs? No sweat and all without a sheet of plywood in sight!

We hope to see you all there tomorrow.

And if you’re new, you’re first workshop is free!

Doors 6:46 | Workshop 7:00 | Synge Street CBS.

Auditions Coming

*****AUDITIONS*****

As you may have heard, the directors of our Winter One Act Show have been chosen, which means the next step is to assemble three wonderful casts! There will be auditions on THREE seperate dates: The first of which will be taking place on Wednesday 18th of October at 7.30pm in Synge Street School. (Venue may change due to availability, any change will be announced beforehand.)

The auditions on Wednesday are for the comedy piece “The Virtuous Burglar”, directed by No Drama stalwart John Fox.

“A somewhat dark comedy about the secrets and lies that two couples share, and The Burglar (and his wife) who get caught in the middle of their trysts.”

Character List:
-The Burglar (Male): between 25 and 35, has a sensitive and good soul in spite of his profession.
-The Burglar’s wife (Female): between 25 and 35, has a very over protective relationship with her husband.
-Man (Male): Between 25 and 45 – The owner of the home the action takes place in, he is a well to-do-city council man who is married to Anna, but is having an affair with Woman
-Woman (Female): Between 20 and 35 – She is married to Antonio but is having an affair with Man and is terrified of being caught
-Anna (Female): Between 25 and 45 – she is married to Man but is having an affair with Antonio
-Antonio (Male): Between 20 and 30 – a foreigner, he is married to Woman but is having an affair with Anna.
-Second Burglar: He/she is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. A short role that would suit a wide selection of people.

The show(s) will run from Tuesday 12th of December to Saturday 16th of December in the Teachers’ Club. If you are interested in auditioning, please send us a message on Facebook or email us on contact@nodramatheatre.com detailing what part you would be interested in auditioning for so we can book you in and send you the relevant audition piece. Please note in order to audition you must be a fully paid up member of No Drama for the month of October, you can pay at the next workshop or at the audition and the cost is €25 per calender month.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and in your email over the coming days, as more audition information is coming for this and the other two plays! (But just because you were so good and read all the way to the bottom of this long text post, there will be auditions on Saturday 21st October for “The Problem” directed by John Lawlor, and on Monday 23rd October for “Five Kinds of Silence” directed by Tamryn Reinecke. Aren’t you glad you stuck with it now??)

WORKSHOP – 10th OCTOBER

TUESDAY!

Need I say more?

I will anyway. Working together on stage is the theme. Accepting offers from your colleagues on stage and saying yes to situations, characters and conflict.
We will leave you in the safe hands of our Head of Education, the very dutch Renée van de Schoor.

We hope to see you all there!

For all newbies out there, you’re first one is free!

Doors 6:46 | Start workshop 7:00 | Synge Street CBS

WORKSHOP – 3rd OCTOBER

Tomorrows workshop will be facilitated by none other than Chairman Mr. Johnny Shortall and is entitled “You Can(not) Overcome”.

In this workshop we will be exploring portraying resistance on stage. Your character will be provided with obstacles and challenges and as an actor you’ll be challenged to portray success and failure on stage.
As always, for our newbies, your first workshop is free!

See you tomorrow!

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

WORKSHOP – 26th SEPTEMBER

This Tuesday’s workshop is being hosted by the very handsome Nikhil Dubey, who you may know from our amazing last production “Experiment with an Airpump”. He will let you into the world of physical acting.

This workshop will give a taste of how to create a character, with the emphasis on physical traits. He will help you explore physicality of characters under the influence of alcohol and drugs. (and let’s be honest, the alcohol part must not be difficult living in Ireland).

We hope to see you there!

As always, for our newbies, your first workshop is free!

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

Winter One Acts

Hey.. Psst!

You, yes you, we saw you reading our message. You wanted to put your name forward as a director? You wanted to be one of the three right?

Because No Drama Theatre is taking it to the Teacher’s Club to present a series of 3 One Act plays, back to back in one night!

YES!

Please email contact at nodramatheatre dot com for more information and an application form.

Applications are closing on Tuesday 26th September!

Don’t miss it!

Scene + Heard is back

Smock Alley’s Scene + Heard is back baby!

Running for its third time next year between 13th February – 3rd of March this, is an excellent opportunity for writers and directors to get their work seen and…well…heard.
From our past experience, members from No Drama have had a blast staging their productions, and we’d like to motivate you to continue enjoying that!

Therefore, this year, we will support 2 or 3 pieces for the Scene + Heard festival.

We are looking for a team of a director and a writer to put forward an application together, but we will be happy to match up interested parties if you didn’t find your dream team yet.
Please email contact at nodramatheatre dot com for more information and an application form.

Deadline for submission of the completed application to No Drama Theatre is the 29th of September 2017.
Deadline for submission to Smock Alley is 6th of October 2017.

WORKSHOP – 19th SEPTEMBER

It’s workshop day!!

Today you’re gonna be enlightened by the one and only Michael Sherlock, who will focus his workshop on PROJECTION!

Let it out!

Unlike small kids, violinists and politicians, actors should be seen AND heard. Warm up your little voice and lets make some noise.

As always, for our newbies, your first workshop is free!

See you tonight!

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

WORKSHOP – 12th SEPTEMBER

WOOOOOHOOOO!! We’re back!!!

Tuesday 12th September is workshop day!

Today’s workshop will be facilitated by no one else but our own, Head of Education, Renée van de Schoor. She will be focusing on education by observation.

Looking and seeing, observing and detecting. We will follow the eye. Get into the detail, the meaning of every detail and the meaning of everything that happens on stage.

As always, for our newbies, you’re first workshop is free!
And for our regulars, September, and September only, will only be 20 euros for the whole month. YES!

See you tonight!

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

No Drama Monologue Night

Got an inner villain you’d like to give voice to?

This is your chance to release it with our next No Drama Monologue night.

Our theme is CRIME so come on you Charming cons, verbose villains and jazzy jailbirds!

Got an idea for a monologue but not sure how to go about doing it? Whether it’s a 2 minute or ten minute piece, this is a great opportunity to deliver it and build up confidence in your speaking/ performance skills.

Where? When?
25 September at 7pm in Devitts, 78 Lower Camden Street.

If you’d like to participate in this please send our wonderful host Lesley-Ann an email at lesley127ann at gmail dot com

Looking forward to seeing you there!