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guest facilitator-Tuesday Workshop-ciaran mc mahon!!

Lads, 2020 is nearlyyyyy over, so let’s leave it laughing as much as possible shall we? Well..next weeks workshop is a very very special one……

STAND UP COMEDY 

On Tuesday, December 8th, we bring to you a very special guest facilitator: Ciarán McMahon. 

Ciaran has been running gigs, performing and hosting Improv and Stand Up Comedy for over 20 years. He has been teaching workshops in Prague, Germany and Ireland, for over 10 years.

This 2,5 hour once-off workshop will help you revitalise your stage persona and break out of your comfort zone by trying something different. You shall be peppered with little challenges that get you familiar with what you need to know, have ready and be prepared to deliver a good set. Use your experience and apply it to discover a new approach and style for an unscripted live comedy performance. Scary? Good! That’s where the fun starts.

For more information and to sign up for this workshop, please contact us at contact@nodramatheate.com

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
There is only a limited number of spots available for this workshop.
All participants will be chosen by a random draw and payment of €10.00 is required (if successful). 

To participate in the draw:
Sign up through contact@nodramatheatre.com before December 1st.

If you have been successful in your draw, payment needs to be made in full before December 3rd, to secure your spot.

We are SO excited to bring Ciaran to No Drama Theatre, and even more excited to bring ALL THE CRACK 🙌🙌🙌🙌

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new radioplay this sunday!- “wine from greenland” by Alejandro Niklison

We are SO excited to announce that our No Drama Podcast Curtain Call, will be broadcasting the next radioplay “Wine from Greenland” written and directed by the super talented Alejandro Niklison!!
Streaming Live on ALL major platforms from Sunday, 29th of November!!!

Coming soon at Curtain Call – a podcast by No Drama Theatre.

As Anton and Ian wait to be seated at a restaurant, a seemingly ordinary conversation leads them to a mutual realization about life and society: man is a caged animal, chained to social conventions, roles and relationships. But beyond married life, affairs, jobs and obligations lies a land where one can start over and rediscover themselves.
Will they find freedom or will they fail in their quest?
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“Wine from Greenland”, an audioplay that explores the meaning of society and identity in the search for absolute freedom.
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Performed by Andrei Callanan, Lisa Gallagher and Rahul Dewan Dewan
Written & directed by Alejandro Niklison

Tune in & tune out of the world for this bad boy its gona be awesome!

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WOrkshop – 24 november 2020

Morning folks, How gorgeous is it out there today! Just as gorgeous as this week’s workshop facilitator! Our chair, Renée van de Schoor. It’s not easy running a theatre group amongst a pandemic, in fact, its one of the hardest business to keep going! But thanks to this lady and a hard-working committee, we never want to let you, or this wonderful craft down.

We will be continuing to work on the theme of directing, diving into the rehearsal process, character building and the different acting and directing styles one can work with.

The character building element can be very interesting for those working on their self-tapes for our upcoming production of Seminar (deadline: Friday 27th of November!)

Renée van de Schoor is a graduate from the University of the Arts Utrecht, with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Education and currently working for the prestigious Abbey Theatre.

Before joining No Drama Theatre, Renée has been active as an actor, director and assistant director, and has appeared in over 20 productions.

She has been extensively involved in No Drama Theatre, since joining in 2015, and has been director, actor, producer, production- and stage manager for numerous productions. After directing a sell-out production of ‘And Then There Were None’, she produced ‘Closer’. Furthermore, she appeared as Woman in ‘The Virtuous Burglar’, Lilly and Lilith in ‘She Kills Monsters’ and in performance piece ‘Heed, to the Mound’ as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. Renée was production manager of ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ and directed ‘Haven’ as part of Scene + Heard Festival 2019.

Most recently, she directed ‘Mistaken’ as part of Short + Sweet Festival Dublin and was nominated for a price in the category ‘Best Director’.

In September, she started her biggest challenge so far, becoming the Chair of No Drama Theatre in the midst of the current pandemic. Eager not to let it stop us from what we do best! Hope to see you all this Tuesday!

Join us this Tuesday at 7pm on Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/6677882020…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020
Passcode: nodrama

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No Drama’s next director

We have sooooome news for you!!

We are thrilled to announce to you, the directorial team of this year’s winter production. Welcoming the wonderful Ms. Corinna Reichle to the director’s chair. She will not go along without her partner in crime, please join us in welcoming the Assistant Director Mr. Sean Coyle to the team!

Together they will whether the pandemic and bring to us….. Seminar!!! A wonderful production that will be presented to you in early 2021.

Four aspiring writers paid $5,000 each for a ten-week writing seminar with international literary figure Leonard. His unorthodox teaching style soon pits the classmates against each other: some flourish under his version of tough love, while other flounder with self-doubt. As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relations and their futures.

Round one auditions are held through self tape! Deadline: 27th of November 2020.

Message us at: contact@nodramatheatre.com for more info! x

WORKSHOP – 17 November 2020

Good Morning! How’s everyone doing? Would you like some fab news?

With our winter production announced and our quest to find our new Assistant Director, what better workshop to get the ball rolling than this week’s “Directing, from cradle to grave” with the very wonderful, very talented and No Drama’s very own directing extraordinaire – Mr Malcolm Bolton!

For our workshop this week, we have a no-holds bared introduction to the craft of Directing, by our previous production director, Malcolm Bolton. Following a sell-out run of Gaslight in Smock Alley last December, he will be discussing the ins and outs of directing, in a workshop he calls “Directing – From cradle to grave.” If you have ever wanted an in-depth look at the making of the production, then this workshop is for you. We will be covering everything, from the initial inception of an idea to opening night, and beyond!

Malcolm is an Application Support specialist with Zarion software who has been a regular member of No Drama for 7 years. He has performed in a wide variety of roles over the years, both onstage and off. This includes, but is not limited to:

Director – Gaslight (No Drama Theatre(2019))

Assistant Director – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (No Drama Theatre(2019))

Production Manager – The Power of Darkness (No Drama Theatre (2015))

Props Master (Various)

Damus Halion -’Portia Coughlan’ (Martello Productions (2019))

Sean Og – ‘Across Blue Waters – An Irish Musical’ (Redmond Theatre Group (2017))

Winston E. Chesterfield – Hardboiled (No Drama Theatre (2016 – Present))

E.J. Lofgren – ‘Harvey’ (No Drama Theatre (2015))

Following his time as Secretary of No Drama Theatre, he has subsequently spent his time studying Improvisational Comedy and sketch writing with Mob Theatre Dublin while actively engaging in No Drama events, monologue nights and shindig pieces.

Join us this Tuesday at 7pm on Zoom!

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/6677882020…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

See you soon gorgeous folks!☘

BYO – 16 November 2020

Happy Friday y’all!

This MONDAY, we have our beloved Bring Your Own From Home night! As discussed on this week’s episode of No Drama’s Podcast Curtain call! So if you haven’t listened, check her out for all the tricks, tips and more information!

If you would like to apply whether it’s a poem, spoken word, music, monologue (you’re bringing it so it’s up to you!)

Give us a mail on contact@nodramatheatre.com!

We are looking forward to it as always you talented people!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94597676922?pwd =TlBlbkxrZWluaFByQmsyTGtWS3FzZz09

Meeting ID: 945 9767 6922

Passcode: nodrama

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AUDITIONS

What some good news on a rainy day??

The next No Drama production will be “Seminar”, a dark comedy by Theresa Rebeck that was first performed in 2011.

The play is set in present Day New York and follows four aspiring writers – Kate, Martin, Douglas and Izzy – who have paid $5,000 each for a ten-week writing seminar with international literary figure Leonard. Leonard’s unorthodox teaching style soon pits the classmates against each other: some of them flourish under his version of tough love, while others flounder with self-doubt. As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relations, and their futures.

Characters:

– Kate – 30s to 40s, American accent (Upper West Side, New York) preferred.

– Martin – 30s – 40s, American accent (generic/ New York) preferred.

– Leonard – mid 40s – mid 60s

– Douglas – late 20s – mid 40s

– Izzy – 20s, possibly ethnical

We purposefully don’t give much information about the characters, as this is a play about “normal” people, and we really want to see and give each actor the chance to interpret their role on their own. The age is more a guideline as to the age gap between Leonard and the class (and Izzy and the rest of the class) is kind of important. But don’t be thrown off, if you feel you are right for the part, please do audition for it. There is makeup and costume after all.

Audition Process

As we’re still in the midst of a lock-down, auditions will be via self-tape and call-backs possibly through zoom.

Everyone who is interested in auditioning please send an email with your preferred character to contact@nodramatheatre.com, and we will be sending you the full script and further audition notes.

Reading the full script is not mandatory at all, but certainly helps to form the character.

You can audition for as many characters as you wish but have to send a separate tape for each of them, each tape should not exceed 8 minutes.

Couple Auditions

Though through Covid regulations we will have to keep the social distance on stage, there are some intimate scenes in the play that can possibly go to a real-life couple or people who live in the same household and are comfortable portraying a couple on stage. (Kissing is scripted but definitely not mandatory for the parts!) Possible Couple Auditions are Martin/Izzy

Kate/Martin

Kate/Leonard

But of course, everyone can audition for these parts, couple or not.

Deadline for Auditions is Friday, the 27th of November.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch at either contact@nodramatheatre.com or corinna.reichle@web.de

We are super excited for this production and looking forward to receiving your lovely tapes

2021 YOUR LOOKING WELL HUN XOXOX

Workshop -10 November 2020

Howyia Hansomes!

With the upcoming auditions for our next production: Seminars, we thought it was only appropriate to evolve this week’s workshops on auditioning!With the way the world is at the moment, and everything being very much virtual, it is now more important than ever to get your self-tape auditioning skills on point!

No better woman for the job than No Drama’s very own, long time working actor, the wonderful Sorcha Herlihy!

Sorcha has been working in the acting industry since 2002, with her very first-ever acting role in feature film “Evelyn” alongside Mr James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan, since then she has been in many feature and short films, TV shows and commercial campaigns, and playing many roles in theatre, one of which was her favourite, leading lady Miss Hallie Jackson in No Drama theatres “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (2018) this was Sorcha’s introduction into No Drama Theatre, and she is now part of the committee as our very own PR/Marketing Gal! (Hence a lot of lady gaga references lately😅)

“This weeks workshop will be considerating on the art of self-taping, and how important it is (now more than ever) to execute it to the best of your ability, giving you the greatest chance of getting that callback, or in the room with the director! We will also look into the things that hold us back most when auditioning and how we can use different skills to overcome the fear and struggles that come with putting yourself out there! We will do activities on getting to know a character quickly when necessary and getting the job done, as sometimes you are only giving a few hours to prep for last-minute auditions, especially in this industry!”

We also may have a special guest at the end of this workshop👀 so make sure and get yourselves on that zoom call 7pm tomorrow evening!

Join us on Tuesday on Zoom at 7pm! Link below ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/6677882020…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Leave your worries at the door and let’s make it good one!🎭

This weeks workshop- the art of self tape auditioning!

Howyia Hansomes!

With the upcoming auditions for our next production: Seminars, we thought it was only appropriate to evolve this week’s workshops on auditioning!With the way the world is at the moment, and everything being very much virtual, it is now more important than ever to get your self-tape auditioning skills on point!

No better woman for the job than No Drama’s very own, long time working actor, the wonderful Sorcha Herlihy!

Sorcha has been working in the acting industry since 2002, with her very first-ever acting role in feature film “Evelyn” alongside Mr James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan, since then she has been in many feature and short films, TV shows and commercial campaigns, and playing many roles in theatre, one of which was her favourite, leading lady Miss Hallie Jackson in No Drama theatres “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (2018) this was Sorcha’s introduction into No Drama Theatre, and she is now part of the committee as our very own PR/Marketing Gal! (Hence a lot of lady gaga references lately😅)

“This weeks workshop will be considerating on the art of self-taping, and how important it is (now more than ever) to execute it to the best of your ability, giving you the greatest chance of getting that callback, or in the room with the director! We will also look into the things that hold us back most when auditioning and how we can use different skills to overcome the fear and struggles that come with putting yourself out there! We will do activities on getting to know a character quickly when necessary and getting the job done, as sometimes you are only giving a few hours to prep for last-minute auditions, especially in this industry!”

We also may have a special guest at the end of this workshop👀 so make sure and get yourselves on that zoom call 7pm tomorrow evening!

Join us on Tuesday on Zoom at 7pm! Link below ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/6677882020?pwd=UUdDK0Q4U0hlWThmT0g2Vkk5UklEZz09

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Leave your worries at the door and let’s make it good one!🎭

Introduction our winter production “Seminar” by theresa rebeck director Corinna Reichle

Its all go here at No Drama Theatre dear friends!Corona ain’t stopping the creative trian that we are on! As you know the wonderful Corinna Reichle will be our winter production Director, so here you are, let us proudly introduce to you all…..

The next No Drama production will be “Seminar”, a dark comedy by Theresa Rebeck that was first performed in 2011.
The play is set in present Day New York and follows four aspiring writers – Kate, Martin, Douglas and Izzy – who have paid $5,000  each for a ten-week writing seminar with international literary figure Leonard. Leonard’s unorthodox teaching style soon pits the classmates against each other: some of them flourish under his version of tough love, while others flounder with self-doubt. As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relations, and their futures.

Keep an eye out on our socials regarding our upcoming auditons for Seminar and also for the announcement of this weeks workshop which is sure to be alot of help in terms of new world auditioning!

Exciting stuff!

Have a glorious Sunday evening