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WORKSHOP – 18 DECEMBER

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

In tonight’s workshop, a.k.a. the last workshop of the year, we do not have just one, not just two, but a banging six facilitators in store for you! Yes… You’re right! It’s our biannual All-Star Workshop.

After these six heroes have enriched us with their wisdom, we will be gathering in the Camden Exchange for some lovely Christmas celebrations.

We are super excited! Hopefully, you are too!

Doors: 6.45pm | Workshop 7pm | Synge Street CBS.

WORKSHOP – 11 DECEMBER

Happy Sunday to all!

Next Tuesday is the penultimate workshop of the year and we are in a festive spirit for this one.

This week we will be looking at character creation and development through the lens of that old seasonal chestnut Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol! Using this classic text as a launching point, we will be looking at our characters past, distant present and their future before returning to the modern day to see the effects of what our journey has had on them!

Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas Spirit this workshop is one not to be missed!

If it’s your first workshop it’s on us!

Doors 6.45pm | workshop 7pm | Synge Street CBS

WORKSHOP – 4 DECEMBER

After his last workshop being such a big success, and to conclude our block: Scene Creation, Jay Cosgrave is returning to Synge Street CBS to teach us the basics of stage combat!

Stage combat is a specialised technique in theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performer. Teaching us the ropes, Jay will educate us in how to throw safe punches, kick one in the vital parts and stage a believable fight. All for our viewing pleasure.

For all of us to enjoy this workshop in a safe manner, it is of utmost importance you arrive at the school on time and don’t miss the health and safety briefing.

Wear comfortable clothing that won’t prevent you from moving around and attacking your enemies!

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

FUNDRAISER – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

No Drama Theatre excitedly invite you to our…

TABLE QUIZ FUNDRAISER
emphasis on the fun

In support of our upcoming production “The Man who Shot Liberty Valance”

Come and compete for the chance to test your noggins and win fabulous prizes and great glory! There’ll also be a raffle on the night, a special sneak peak treat of the promo artwork and bants galore.

Entry €5 | Doors at 19:30 | Event click here

 

WORKSHOP – 27 NOVEMBER

While we had promised you a workshop in Stage Combat, due to unforeseen circumstances the wonderful Jay Cosgrave, unfortunately, had to postpone this festival of (fake) punches to the 4th of December.

But not to worry, we will have a fantastic facilitator taking the wheel this Tuesday, with his expertise in improv this is promising to be an extremely helpful workshop. This Tuesday Dan McCormack will provide you with an intro to improv
and we will be working on a devised narrative.

Your first workshop is on us!

Hope to see you there.

Doors: 6.45pm | Workshop: 7pm | Synge Street CBS

AUDITIONS: SCENE + HEARD

We are thrilled to announce that No Drama Theatre will be appearing in Scene + Heard Festival of New Writing 2019. This is a fantastic festival organised by Smock Alley Theatre and your chance to partake in a piece on their mainspace!

For this piece we are looking for:
A male actor in his late 20’s.
A woman, with an interest in voice acting. 
Physical actors who would like to take part in the physical choir, that will have no lines but are key to the piece.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 8th December and Sunday 9th December in Synge Street CBS.

For more information about this piece and for signing up for the auditions, please contact us on contact@nodramatheatre.com, with your name, availability for the auditions and which role(s) you’re interested in

WORKSHOP – 20 NOVEMBER

Good evening! We hope your Monday was short and sweet, and even more so we hope you’re looking forward to tomorrow!

In this week’s workshop, we will be elaborating on this month’s theme, scene creation, focusing on the basic conditions a scene requires. Starting by defining the “who”, “where” and “what”, then we will focus the most important and interesting part of a scene: the conflict. Exploring what kinds of conflict we can find and use these to create our own scenes.

Will this be your first workshop? Then it’s on us!

Doors 6.45pm | Workshop 7pm | Synge Street CBS

THEATRE OUTINGS

November Theatre outing Time Whoop Whoop!! This month we will be going to see ‘ Woman Undone’ by The Broken talkers in The Project Arts Centre next Wednesday 21st Nov @ 7.30pm.

If you have seen the Brokentalkers work before you will understand our excitement for this theatre outing, as they are incredible, mind blowing stuff. If you haven’t yet, please put your name in the hat to be selected.

Our fantastic events manager MS Kate Cosgrave has secured 10 tickets for the show at the hugely discounted price of 16 euro each.

If you’re interested, please email loudunne@gmail.com. Who will pull names out of a hat on Friday and get in touch with everyone.

WORKSHOP – 13 NOVEMBER

November is all about Scene Creation and we have found some of the finest workshop facilitators to engage you with this theme!

In tomorrow’s workshop, we’ll be workshopping 3 scenes – just like we would in a rehearsal. The main scenes will be from: The Stephen Briggs adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch and Noises off by Michael Frayn.

We’ll be looking at a little bit of everything, touching as many different sides of creating a scene and we expect everyone will find something of value in this workshop.

If it’s your first one, it’s on us.

Tuesday 13th November | Doors 6.45pm | Workshop 7pm | Synge Street CBS

Next Production: “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”

Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Whose Life Is It Anyway?

NO DRAMA THEATRE

PRESENT

WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

(By Brian Clark)

Dir: Neil Curran

Wednesday May 9th – Saturday May 12th

Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin

No Drama Theatre will present ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway’, a play that explores the controversial issue of euthanasia, from May 9th – 12th at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin 3.

Set in a hospital room, the action revolves around Ken Harrison, a sculptor by profession, who was paralysed from the neck down (quadriplegia) in a car accident and is determined to be allowed to die. Clark presents arguments both in favour of and opposing euthanasia and to what extent government should be allowed to interfere in the life of a private citizen. In portraying Ken as an intelligent man with a useless body, he leaves the audience with conflicting feelings about his desire to end his life.

ABOUT EUTHANASIA

In Ireland, it is illegal for a doctor (or anyone) to actively contribute to someone’s death. It is not, however, illegal to remove life support and other treatment (the “right to die”) should a person (or their next of kin) request it – in other words, passive euthanasia is legal.

Voluntary euthanasia is legal in a small number of countries in Europe, including Belgium and the Netherlands, where the process is physician-assisted. In Switzerland, assisted suicide is permitted and is the only country that will allow non-residents access to these services.

CAST

Ken Harrison – Kevin O’Flynn
Sister Anderson – Saskia Carroll
Nurse Sadler – Ellen Hallinan
Dr. Emerson – Brian Quinn
Dr. Claire Scott – Sophie Van Het Erve
John – Shane Robinson
Claire Boyle – Pearl O’Rourke
Philip Hill – Alan Rogers
Ms. P Kershaw – Sinead Dunphy
Dr. Travers – Cathal O’Donovan
Dr. Barr – Albin Lahore
Andrew Eden – Harry Walsh
Justice Millhouse – Ken Ryan

TICKETS

Tickets cost €12
01 850 9000
http://www.nodramalife.eventbrite.com