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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!

Workshops coming soon!

Workshops will return on Tuesday 12th of September!

We are carefully calibrating a curriculum of considerable classes for your consumption. Head of Education Renée van de Schoor will be taking the first workshop of the year and promises to bring an exciting learning experience for members old and new alike.

We have some very exciting projects to announce for the run into our ten year anniversary so please keep an eye out for a jam packed newsletter coming your way next week! If you are not on our mailing list and would like to join please email us (contact at nodramatheare dot com) and we will ensure that you are added immediately.

AGM – 29th August

The committee will be presenting their reports for previous year, debriefing attendees on the last years worth of productions and workshops and outlining the plan for the following two terms!

Please come along if you have an interest in the governance of the group, have questions you’d like to pose to the committee or an interest in the practical applications of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Synge Street CBS | Tuesday 29th August | 7:00PM

WORKSHOP – 27th JUNE

Tomorrow’s workshop is simply gonna be a PARTY!
Before we take a little summer break, we have not one, not two, not three, not four, not five…..
but oh yeah…
SIX facilitators ready to take the stage!!

You can feel it already, it’s time for our oh so famous ALL STAR workshop! Tomorrow Renée van de Schoor, Hans Vennevertloo, Brian Costelloe, John Andrew O’Rourke, Kiefer Brink and Evelien Hofhuis will treat you with some cool exercises and theatre fun!

Don’t miss out, because after this you will have to miss us for a few weeks!

Also this is the last workshop from our STAR interns – Kiefer and Evelien – who are gonna leave us at the end of the week.

I think we gave you enough reasons to come down!
And newbie’s, you’re first one is free!

Synge Street CBS | Doors – 6:45 | Workshop – 7:00

Experiment Promo!

“We dont know anything, but its out there its within our grasp”

We are proud to present the beautiful promo for “An Experiment with an Air-Pump” (many thanks as always to Alan Rogers).

No Drama’s production of “An Experiment with an Air-Pump” (written by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Louise Dunne) is an event not to be missed.

The show opens next Tuesday (4th July to 8th July) and all of the hard work and dedication of the cast and production team will reach its climax.

Ambition, relationships, desire, science, nature, being human… This play has it all.

We at No Drama Theatre are so proud of this piece and words cannot describe how excited we are to invite you to witness magic the Smock Alley Theatre’s main stage.

Tickets are available from – Smock Alley

#TheBeautifulExperiment