All posts by Renee van de Schoor


Hello summer!

While we have your attention in the middle of this heatwave we thought it would be the best to mention that its the LAST workshop of the term! And that can only mean one thing…. it’s the ALL STAR WORKSHOP! Yes indeed, we have not only one but several facilitators giving you the lowdown on a variety of theatrical topics in the near tropical heat!

So please make your way down to the hallowed halls of Synge Street as we bid a fond farewell to this very memorable term with some new facilitating faces!

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

NERD QUIZ – She Kills Monsters Fundraiser

You can feel it in the air… Come one, come all and test your wits and geek credentials in the crucible of pint based competition!

In aid of our upcoming production of “She Kills Monster”, performed on Smock Alley Theatre’s Main Space from 3rd – 7th July, we will be hosting a nerd based table quiz next Thursday in Oscars.

A 10 round quiz, based on sci-fi, fantasy and all things geek across every platform! Max. four people to a table, so choose your team wisely.

In addition, we will have some amazing prizes in our raffle! With 2 euro a ticket or 3 for a fiver, we see greatness in your future.

Thursday 21st June | Oscars | 16-18 Fishamble Street (around the corner from Smock Alley Theatre) | €5.00 | Facebook event here




Exploring physicality.

In this fun and dynamic movement workshop, we will work from and with the body, researching and developing our physical awareness and our use of physicality in relation to our stage performance.

We will be moving, researching our physical language and storytelling skills.
Wear comfortable clothing in which you can move around freely.

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

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



A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly.
When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Age Suitability 13+

Written by: Qui Nguyen – By arrangement with Samuel French
Directed by: Dave McGowan, Kate Cosgrave

Aaron Fever
Darcy Donnellan Poole
Ellen Nolan
Erin Barclay
Jessy Danner
Martin Casey
Matthew Heywood
Matthew Whitehead
Renée van de Schoor
Tamryn Reinecke
Tonya Swayne

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

3 – 7 Jul | 8 pm | matinee: 2:30 pm on Sat 7th | Main Space | Smock Alley Theatre | Tickets here


Goodbye bank holiday weekend, hello workshop! Its that time of the week again folks and we just cannot wait to be back in the loving embrace of Synge Street CBS! So what do we have in store for you?

To help ease you back into the swing of things after the welcome break we will be going back to square one with some foundational work entitled “Seven Fundamental Principles of Theatre Work”. We will be examining several intrinsic and practical attitudes that you can adapt to instantly improve your presence on stage, recharge your creativity and most importantly of all, make sure every time you step up on stage you enjoy yourself.

Are you intrigued? So are we! We’ve had a lot of interest lately from new members looking to drop in and have a go and this will be the perfect opportunity to do so if you are! For our veterans too looking to wear off some stage rust before shindig season would do well to get stuck in as well.

This Tuesday from 7 PM, Synge Street School CBS looking forward to seeing you there!

Fundraiser: Dungeons and Dragons Live.

“Deep in the Underdark, that vast subterranean maze beneath the world, lies the shadowed city known as Skullport. A den to an array of thieves and creatures shunned by the world above and a nesting place of treachery and subterfuge. A gathering of powerful individuals is happening within the city walls and a group of foolhardy adventurers are inviting themselves to the event for their own secret purpose…”

You are invited to a live audience game of Dungeons and Dragons Fundraiser; no prior knowledge of the game is required and indeed this event may serve as a unique way to experience the world’s most popular Role-playing game. In this live session, your wildest imaginations will be brought to life, a new take on improve that will inspire your inside nerd. DM Wayne O’Connor will challenge the party and guide them through what is promising to be a very entertaining show.

In a twist to the traditional game of Dungeons and Dragons, this event will include lots of fun audience participation moments too so prepare to be immersed in the adventure just as much as the party on stage!

And there’s only one-way to find out who’s joining this party…

Tuesday the 29th of May | Grand Social | 8.30pm | €5.00


“Site-specific theatre is any type of theatrical production designed to be performed at a unique, specially adapted location other than a standard theatre.”

In tomorrow’s workshop, we will be focusing on site-specific theatre, aka theatre on location. In this workshop, you’re invited to research the qualities and possibilities of creating and acting in site-specific theatre. Researching and discovering the impact of a location and your audience on your piece.

“A performance which overtly uses the properties, qualities and meanings found at/on a given site and emphasizes particular images, stories, and events that reveal the complex relationship between ourselves and our physical environment.”

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. If you’re new, this workshop is free!

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


The last two workshops of the month will not be held in the school. “But what am I going to be doing that day” we hear you cry. Well do not fret, for our most dedicated members, we have an excellent chance to give back to the group!

Tuesday 22nd of May, we are bringing you a very special seminar on facilitating workshops! How do you translate your idea into a workshop? How do you reach the goal of your workshop? What is a goal? What is a good warm-up? A warm-up?! How do I motivate the participants? What if I don’t like my participants?
We will guide you through all aspects of putting on a workshop on a theme of your choosing, from the initial planning stages right through to rounding everyone into an acting circle in a prompt fashion!


As a way to give back to those who are so willing to give back to No Drama Theatre, we will be treating all attendees of the facilitator’s workshop**, who commit to doing a workshop, a free ticket to Pan Pan Theatre’s production of “The Rehearsal Playing The Dane” on Saturday the 26th of May!

Interested? Sign up with our Head of Education:

22nd May | Location TBC | 7 pm **Sign up required**


Happy Tuesday Facebook! You might be currently in the thrall of the much dreaded post-bank holiday blues but do we have the perfect solution for you: the second of our linked workshops!

This week its the turn of the mustachio twirling villains! Antagonists: how do we make the compelling, fleshed out characters? How do we add nuance to a performance of their role? How can they be used to elevate the journey of the hero to the climax of their character arc? All of these questions and more will be answered tonight in CBS Synge Street School at 7 PM!

If you’re new then of course your first workshop is free free free!


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