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Online Workshop – 28 April 2020

Happy Tuesday y’all!

This week we will be looking at adding a voice to the characters you have been working on since the quarantine began!

Join Johnny in the video below for a great writing exercise in getting a firm grasp of a character’s vocal cords quickly!

Stay safe and keep the chin up.

NDC xxx

No Drama Workshop

Happy Tuesday y'all! This week we will be looking at adding a voice to the characters you have been working on since the quarantine began! Join Johnny in the video below for a great writing exercise in getting a firm grasp of a character's vocal chords quickly!Stay safe and keep the chin up …NDC xxx

Posted by No Drama Theatre on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Online Workshop – 21 April 2020

Hi there,

This week’s No Drama at Home workshop features our own Kate Cosgrave and looks at ways for an actor to find something different in a text.

Can’t wait to see your submissions.

NDCx

Developing a text

Hi there,This week's No Drama at Home workshop features our own Kate Cosgrave and looks at ways for an actor to find something different in a text.Can't wait to see your submissions.NDCx

Posted by No Drama Theatre on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Online Workshop – 14 April 2020

From Quarantine to Character.

In tonight’s online No Drama workshop we will be working on character development.

Facilitator Renée van de Schoor is looking forward to meeting your characters and talk about your process in a Zoom meeting tonight. This link will be active today (14th April 2020) from 20:00 – 20:30 only.

Please see No Drama After Dark for further details.

NDC x

Tuesdays Workshop – From Quarantine to Character.

From Quarantine to Character.In tonight's online No Drama workshop we will be working on character development. Facilitator Renée van de Schoor is looking forward to meeting your characters and talk about your process in a Zoom meeting tonight.This link will be active today (14th April 2020) from 20:00 – 20:30 only.Please see No Drama After Dark for further details.NDC x

Posted by No Drama Theatre on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Online Workshop – 7 April 2020

Happy Tuesday folks!

It’s 7 pm so that means workshop time.

Elaine has put together a little exercise called No Drama goes walking, it’s a nice little task for you to do on a walk and is related to character building and Character research.

3 videos will be posted as Louise will be introducing the piece and has a little message at the end.

So enjoy and keep yourselves engaged.

NDC x

No Drama Tuesday Workshop Activity Part A

Part A – Happy Tuesday folks….It's 07:00pm so that means workshop exercise time….Elaine has put together a little exercise called No Drama goes walking….it's a nice little task for you to do on a walk and is related to character building and Character research….3 videos will be posted as Louise will be introducing the piece and has a little message at the end. So enjoy and keep yourselves engaged……NDC x

Posted by No Drama Theatre on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Part 1
No Drama Workshop Exercise Part B

Part B – Happy Tuesday folks….It's 07:00pm so that means workshop exercise time….Elaine has put together a little exercise called No Drama goes walking….it's a nice little task for you to do on a walk and is related to character building and Character research….3 videos will be posted as Louise will be introducing the piece and has a little message at the end. So enjoy and keep yourselves engaged……NDC x

Posted by No Drama Theatre on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Part 2
No Drama Workshop Exercise Part C

Part C – Happy Tuesday folks….It's 07:00pm so that means workshop exercise time….Elaine has put together a little exercise called No Drama goes walking….it's a nice little task for you to do on a walk and is related to character building and Character research….3 videos will be posted as Louise will be introducing the piece and has a little message at the end. So enjoy and keep yourselves engaged……NDC x

Posted by No Drama Theatre on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Part 3

Online Workshop – 31 March 2020

It’s 7pm, Tuesday night folks, and if you can’t come to the workshop the workshop shall come to you!

Louise has put together a little video workshop on stage movement and the use of gesture!

This is the first of many video tutorials by different facilitators and the No Drama Committee are working hard to bring you innovative and creative mediums to have fun with – if anyone has any creative ideas and think they’d work well as always please feel free to drop us a line to discuss and feel free to advise us with feedback on tonight’s workshop

Stay safe peeps.

https://www.facebook.com/NoDramaTheatre/videos/239658560542966

Bring Your Own From Home

Hello…o…o…
Is there anyone out there…er…er…

Yes. There is. it’s us! Hi!
While your voice may echo the empty Dublin streets as you self-isolate, No Drama is here to make sure they don’t disappear into the ether.

We invite you to send us on a recording (preferably mp4 format!) of performance you’re working on, to contact@nodramatheatre.com by Tuesday 24th March at 21:00

We’ll then compile and upload to our social platform for your peers to enjoy, if you want!

Standard BYO fare: monologue, poetry, a bit of singing or movement. No need for polished or off-book submissions! Your imagination is the limit! We advise we do not want you not to break any of the current gov health guidelines in pursuit of this challenge.

Love from ND HQ x

All in-person activities on hold.

Good afternoon all you wonderful members,

I hope you are all well and staying safe and sane during this anxious and uncharted time.

First of all, I wish to acknowledge all the good work and adherence made by all the members who attended the past few workshops. It is a testament to you all and the consideration you all hold for each other. With that in mind we, the committee, are implementing a suspension of all No Drama Theatre activities for the foreseeable. In line with Government and health authorities instructions and from our own concern for the health and welfare of you all, we feel it is the only way we can assist in the prevention of spreading this virus. 


What that means realistically for you all is the cancellation of the Tuesday workshops for the next 5 weeks, up until the 21st April. We will re-access after this when we have more information at that time and in compliance with Government restrictions of the movement and gathering of people. I have put this preliminary date in place as it will allow for Easter break but again all subject to change. With regard to any payment you have made as a member participating in the workshops, if you have paid for the month of March this will carry forward as of when the workshops resume. Elaine has a record of everything because she is amazing and diligent and we are thankful to her because of this.


The Monologue nights are also on hold, this means the March Monologue due to take place on the 23rd is cancelled and the one on the 18th of May is on stand by as of today. I would propose an alternative to this, that members could record, self-tape videos of themselves performing monologues and post them to our page on the day the night was due to take place. I think this would be an alternative way to keep you all as a group going, engaged and connected. 


Ok gang, that’s all from me. I hope you all remain calm and well during this, keep up your theatrical threads by reading some scripts maybe, watching classic old films, learn some monologues, try out different movement techniques or skype another member in to run dialogues. I think you are all brilliant and will get through this with kindness and compassion.

Big Love,

Louise and all the No Drama Committee, Elaine, Renée, Kate, Declan, Kieron and Sean.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Good morning all,

This post is with regard to measures for safeguarding No Drama members. The committee have undertaken the following steps and commitments to safeguard our members. 

1. Before a workshop, all door handles, posts, bathroom surfaces and surfaces in the meeting room and workshop room will be cleaned down with sterilizing solution.

2. This process is repeated after the workshop closes.

3. All members are required to wash their hands thoroughly upon entry to the school. Antibacterial wash is available in both bathrooms. This is stored in our press during the week and the school members or other groups using the school have no access to our cleaning products.

4. Money handling to be conducted with disposable gloves.

5. Greetings to be verbal rather than handshakes and hugs, a wave or air kiss is encouraged. Non-tactile warm-up exercises to be deployed by facilitators. Workshop scene work to be non-tactile.

6. Please ensure, as a member, if you cough or sneeze that you do so into a tissue that is disposed of properly. please provide your own tissues, we will en devour to have tissue available also.

7. If you, a member, have a low immune system, an underlying health complaint, are in close contact with an elderly person or person of underlying health concerns or young children please consider them and yourselves before you make the decision to attend a workshop.


No Drama is a voluntary society, we would ask that everyone practices good informed choices whilst attending the workshops. We will continue to operate our weekly workshops but as outlined in the points above, if a time comes where we are required and requested to suspend the weekly workshop we shall do so in accordance to health authority specifications.


As a group, we are committed to our duty of care of all our members and will enforce the above points strictly. If you feel unwell we would ask that you exercise the appropriate caution and not attend the workshops.


Kind Regards and the best of health to you all,

Louise and the No Drama Committee. 

Workshop – 10 March 2020

The theatre maker’s inspiration.

Directing for theatre on location, or site-specific theatre.

“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 researching and examining space as a source of inspiration for site-specific theatre. You will be invited to research the qualities and possibilities of a non-traditional stage and will be encouraged to create pieces inspired by the location.


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 since 2007.

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 Fringe Festival Dublin. 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’.


Doors 6.45pm | Workshop 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first ever No Drama workshop you can attend for free!!

Workshop – 03 March 2020

Sure lookit! Tis Tuesday already!!

Tonight we have Shane Robinson at the helm of the No Drama workshop.

“With the main productions coming up soon this workshop shall cover audition technique and explore the relationship between the role of a director and the actor. Auditions can be unsettling, fully of anxiety and give you a bad case of those good old nervous butterflies but in tonight’s workshop we’ll work on tools to conquer those pesky beautiful flying critters. We’ll also focus on the do’s and don’ts of a director and how to get the most out of your actors freeing them rather than inhibiting them.”

Shane Robinson is a professional actor who hates talking about himself in third person. He teaches acting for camera and improv in Bow St, where he graduated from the full time programme for screen acting back in 2015. He’s pretty sound. He’s been a member of No Drama since it’s very inception back in 2008 and has had the privilege of being cast in eight main productions. He’s also processes the dire superpower of crying on cue. Get over yourself.

His recent credits include ‘This Nan’s life’ starring Catherine Tate, Boyz on Top (a web series about a failed boy band produced by failsafe films), ‘Vikings’ Season 6 and TV3’s ‘Jack Taylor’.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5696868/

Doors 6.45pm | Workshop 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first ever No Drama workshop you can attend for free!!