All posts by Renee van de Schoor


Hey hey hey, it’s workshop announcement time!

This week we are very excited to introduce the first in a two-part series of workshops taking place over the first two weeks of the month! We will be looking at the conflicting ideas of protagonists and antagonists. First off its the good-two-shoes heroes!

From exploring the concept of what makes a protagonist so essential to the story, we will be examining their role in the narrative of a piece, constructing their story arcs and how to create an interesting lead man or woman. We will then delve deep into more complex ideas such as dual protagonists, heal turns and separating the protagonist and main character into different parts.

So please come on down this Tuesday night, and your first workshop is free as always!

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


Monologue Night: Heroes & Monsters

Are you Bonnie Tyler’s answer to a night of tossing and turning?
Or maybe you’re small and green with a talent for collecting the screams of children?

That decision we’ll leave up to you while we offer you the stage and an audience to perform at our 3rd monologue night of 2018!!

This monologue night the theme will be “Heroes and Monsters” in tune with our summer production. With a monologue of your choice, you’re gonna take the stage, in Flannery’s pub and show us what you’re capable of!

If you want to participate (which we highly encourage) please contact the always lovely Lesley-Ann, and she will put your name down on the list. You can reach her on:

But if you’re more of the observing kind, we’d love for you to come along and support our acts for only €5!

It’s guaranteed to be a highly entertaining night and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there!


We may have only one workshop left for the month but its certainly a doozey! Fresh of the heels of Gorgeous Theatre’s Alex And, Mr. Noel Cahill himself will be delivering a workshop on the ins and outs of putting a piece of theatre on stage.

This workshop will take a broad look at the mammoth task of putting on a piece of theatre. Where to start, how to approach and how to learn from your mistakes. No facette of theatre production will be left out in this whirlwind workshop. By the end of the two hours, everyone will have produced a small piece of theatre and have the process and a knowledge of the skills required to put on a tight piece of theatre.

Please note: Bring a pen and wear loose/comfortable clothing.

Your first workshop is free!

Tue 24th April | Doors 6:45 | Workshop 7pm | Synge Street CBS


In what is fast becoming a favorite fundraiser of ours, we are delighted to announce the return of the game night!

Come along and play some of your favorite board games or try a new one! We will have game runners on hand to help you get to grips with your new obsession. Alternatively, bring along one of your own favorites and get the chance to introduce a new group to your dearest game!

Next Thursday the 27th of April in The Teachers Club of Parnell Square from 7.30 PM.

Fiver euro entry with pints available at the bar!


Hey hey hey!
Its Sunday which means were only two days away from a new workshop!

This weeks workshop will be run by No Drama stalwart John Fox and will be focused on using your imagination. We will be looking at how it can be tapped into to help with building improvised scenarios, setting scenes and creating characters.
It is a very important tool for every artist to have and to keep it sharpened, this is not one to miss!

If it is your first workshop its free entry so no excuses not to drop down!

This Tuesday 17th April | Doors 6:45 | workshop 7pm | Synge Street CBS

See you there!


Pull up a chair and pour yourself a strong cup of tea. It’s nearly #WorkshopTuesday. And we promise you, this one is going to be EPIC!

– An introduction to stage combat –
This Tuesday your workshop will be facilitated by Guest Facilitator: James Cosgrave.
With a strong background in martial arts, James began training in stage combat in both unarmed and in several weapon styles with the Irish Dramatic Combat Academy (IDCA) where he later went on to become an instructor with the group. Over the last 10 years, he has worked on productions for theatre, film, and TV. And this Tuesday he will be YOUR facilitator.

Wear something that won’t prevent you from moving around and attacking your enemies.

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


Hey there No Drama Queens!

We are delighted to introduce you to the cast of She Kills Monsters, our upcoming summer production directed by Dave McGowan and his assistant director Krate Cosgrave.

This ingenious comedy is promising to be the highlight of this No Drama term, and oh boy, do we have one amazing cast ready for you (aren’t they cute?).

Please give them a warm No Drama welcome (from left to right):
Tamryn Robyn ReineckeTonya Swayne, Martin Casey, Matthew James HeywoodEllen Nolan, Matthew WhiteheadErin BarclayJessy Danner, Darcy FeverRenée van de Schoor and Aaron Fever.



Hey you, hope you had a fantabulous Easter!

First of all, we like to take the opportunity to congratulate Neil +1 & Bill and Bob on their amazing display of improvised theatre in Smock Alley last Thursday and thank you for giving them such a great audience. A great night was had by all.

Now, Tuesday is around the corner, and that means we have another workshop in store for you! Tomorrow we’ll leave you under the guidance of Chairman; Johnny Shortall. Who will guide us through a much-requested topic: working with scripts and translating them to stage.

By using short scenes, you’ll be learning a variety of different techniques to get the most out of the material given. From learning lines to working together on stage. This will be an ideal workshop for newer members or those of you looking to stage a piece in the upcoming shindig!

We look forward to seeing you there. And remember, if this is your first workshop, it’s on us!

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


Happy Theatre Day one and all! Unfortunately we have some sad news, as Neill Curran’s has had to postpone his workshop tonight. He promises to be ready for our spectacular improv show on Thursday however so please make sure to snap up a ticket while there still available!


Do not despair though! Our lovely Head of Education Renée van de Schoor has agreed to step into the breach. Renée will be showing you several ways of creating, researching and developing your character. We will research, physicality, background and inspiration material.

We hope to see you there!

And for our new No Drama friends, your first workshop is on us so get down here!

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

No Drama presents: Neil+1 & Bill and Bob

We are thrilled to invite you to this very special Improv Night.
Back to Back improv, where not one, not two, but three (+1) very talented people will take the stage of Smock Alley’s Boys School.

Founding member, Neil Curran will be blowing us away with his show Neil +1 and on top of that, we welcome the extremely handsome and talented Bill and Bob, aka Shane Robinson and Tamryn Reinecke.

All these festivities are only a few sleeps away! So get your tickets (here) while they’re still hot hot hot!!
29th March | 19:30 | Smock Alley Theatre | The Boys’ School

Neil +1 is a unique improvised theatre show starring Neil Curran and a random audience member. Completely unplanned and improvised, an audience member is invited up on stage and becomes a leading performer in the show! There are no tricks, plants or gimmicks; everything is made up on the spot. What unfolds is an alternative view of the life of the audience member, unfolding through improvised narrative.

Bill and Bob are the improvising duo of Shane Robinson and Tamryn Reinecke. They perform a specific style of improv creating real characters from the quirks of human nature. Exploring these relationships on stage can result in boundless hilarity and other times a melancholy undertone either way it’s always in pursuit of the truth of the moment.