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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

Curtain Call – Episode 3

Good afternoon fellow dramatics, what a beauty of a day, you know what else is beautiful? Are new No Drama Podcast Episode available RIGHT NOW streaming on all major podcast platforms, perfect Sunday listening as your strolling around the park or wherever your 5k radius may be!!

In this episode, Sean Coyle (our host) speaks to actor Noel Murphy about the craft of monologue acting. We discuss advice and methods for participants who wish to perform for No Drama’s Bring Your Own Nights and who wish to partake in the audition process for upcoming productions.

Join us for the upcoming Bring Your Own Night on Monday 16th of November.
Curtain Call is a podcast designed by Dublin’s No Drama Theatre. A drama group based in the City Centre of Dublin, Ireland. We discover the do’s and don’ts, exchange knowledge and dive into all things theatrical. A podcast for theatre lovers, practitioners and beings.

For anyone who would like to get involved in our next Bring Your Own Night, email your pieces to contact@nodramatheatre.com!

Now tune in to this exciting new episode, and tune out of the real world for a while!

🎧🎙🔊

the next director

Good evening beautiful people, just in case you missed our winter production announcement at our Shindig after-party- here it is…in writing!

A woman of such talent, wit, humour, intelligence and comedic timing like no other needs no introduction, but here it is anyway because dammmn we are beyond excited for this! This year’s winter production, will be directed by the one and only – Corinna Reichle! Hi – it’s me. she’s natural.she’s approachable.she is just like one of you.

Corinna has been a member of No Drama Theatre for the past 4 years. She started out as a loyal workshop-attendee (and the pub-after-goer… remember the pub after a workshop?); then soon began helping out backstage at No Drama Shows.

She has written, directed and performed in several of the Shindigs and the (BYO) Monologue Nights and had the pleasure of facilitating a couple of the No Drama Workshops. In 2018 she developed her 10-minute Shindig piece „Insomnia“ further and took it to Smock Alley Theatre’s Scene + Heard Festival.

Outside of No Drama Theatre, Corinna has worked as (Assistant) Stage Manager and Assistant Director for several productions around Dublin and just came back from Assistant Directing two plays in Berlin. Before they locked down.

She finished the Advanced Performance Course in the Gaiety School of Acting and an Introduction to the Meisner Technique and is currently in her third and final year of studying Theatre Performance in Inchicore College for Further Education.

After having been Assistant Director for No Drama’s last main production „Gaslight“ in winter 2019 she is now super happy to have been selected Director for this one. In such strange and unprecedented times, too.

It’s going to be a bit different, but she is up for all the challenges the Corona-Pandemic will be throwing at this production and is looking forward to get her amazing crew and euphoric cast assembled.

There you have it folks, get excited, get involved, get READY.

Because we definitely are 😉

The show will in fact, go ON!🎭

WORKSHOP – 3 November 2020

Guys, I know it’s miserable outside, but I have something that will cheer you up, the very beautiful Elaine Carroll will be facilitating this Tuesday’s workshop! YASSS QUEEN.

Elaine joined No Drama Theatre in 2017 to rekindle the dramatic flame from her school days. Since joining, Elaine has been involved in many productions both on and off the stage, including

“Anna” – The Virtuous Burglar (Winter One Acts 2017)

Propmaster – She Kills Monsters (Summer 2018)

Director – Windmills (Shindig Autumn 2018)

Stage Manager/Producer – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Winter 18/19)

“Me” – “It’s Still Me” (Shindig Spring 2019)

Stage Manager/Producer – Kate Crackernuts (Summer 2019)

Co-host – (Shindig Autumn 2019)

Producer – Gaslight (Winter 2019)

“Ann” – The Human Dojo (Shindig Spring 2020)

Following on from last week’s workshop, Elaine will bring you through what you’ll need to put on a theatrical production including explaining everyone’s roles and even a bit of budgeting. There may be an organogram and spreadsheet involved, Elaine’s favourites!

Join us on Tuesday on Zoom at 7 pm! Link below ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/6677882020…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

This is going to be amazing! Cant wait see yall there🙌👏

WORKSHOP – 27 OCTOBER 2020

Happy Banker dear friends!

Over the next coming months we will introduce you to the different facets of a production, from translating an idea to a concept, to budgeting, directing and producing.

With the talent, experience and knowledge No Drama has, we feel it’s time to spread the word.

Kicking off this block will be Mr. Jonathan Shortall, who will takes us to where all our productions start: the script. What are the components of a script? How do different authors approach creating one? What do we look for in a script were looking to produce and what do we do once we have one we like the look of? All these questions and more will be answered, with the usual games, chats and good times you’ve come to expect!

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

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

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020
Passcode: nodrama

AUTUMN SHINDIG 2020

Lads we are SUPER excited for our Virtual Autumn Shindig this Saturday 31st October (Spooookayyyy) 🎃

How AWESOME are our graphics from the amazing and talented @tnk1692 ☠

We have so many incredible performances and pieces for you all to see and we will be announcing them during the week so keep an eye out on our socials! 👀

ALSO, we have included some gorgeous Halloween shindig tricks and treats for you guys on our newsletter (Link below!) from how to make the perfect beverages and goodies to decor and the rest!! It will make your shindig Halloween viewing night a spooky spectacular event!

Newsletter Link:
https://mailchi.mp/…/a-shindig-viewing-guide-special-e…

More details to follow so keep your creepers peeled!

Curtain Call – Episode 2

Episode 2: On this episode of Curtain Call we are proud to present the wonderful radio play Hardboiled written and directed by the one and only Jonathan Shortall. We couldn’t be more excited and if that’s not enough, in will include all original cast members:

– Declan Ryan as Frank O’Hara. 
– Kate Cosgrave as Donna.
– Malcolm Bolton as Wintson E. Chesterfield.
– Charlotte Keating as Titania Lockheart.

So sit back, listen and enjoy!