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Monologue night – 25th March 2019

Hope springs eternal

Ah, the spring. A time of birth and new beginnings. A time the sun starts to March on and brings us a grand old stretch in the evenings. The fear we have already failed our New Year’s Resolutions banished. A time of blossoming hope. A time of:

+ No Drama Monologue Night +

Join us with our fabulous host Noely Michael murphy upstairs of the Bison Bar where we’ll be spring cleaning our minds with a dash of hope.

Pure hopes, selfless hopes, wicked hopes, selfish hopes, just-might-happen-hopes and terribly-unlikely-but-sure-look-hopes, we’ve got room for them all, folks.
We’re all coiled up and ready to go!

If you are interested in participating (which we highly recommend!), there are still a limited number of slots available.
Please contact the event via Facebook messenger or email contact@nodramatheatre.com for enquiries

Monday 25th March | 7 pm | Upstairs in Bison Bar, Wellington Quay | €5.00

Workshop – 12 March 2019

“Developing Character through Scene Work”

This week we will be going on a deep dive into constructing rounded characters through short script excerpts. Through the challenge of creating with limited materials we will really push our creativity to its limit!

Where: CBS, Synge St

Workshop begins at 7pm.
€10 per workshop/€25 for the month

If it’s your first workshop, you go free!


‘Kate Crackernuts’ – Auditions

Audition dates: Sunday 10th (4pm) and Tuesday 12th March (7pm)
Location: Synge Street CBS
Provisional callback dates: Thursday 14th and Monday 18th March

Please send your applications to kate.cosgrave2@mail.dcu.ie with subject line “Kate Crackernuts Audition”, indicating which day you would like to attend and your preference for two roles max (doubled roles count as one slot, but you may not be called to read for both halves of a doubled role).

Father/Kate’s Mother and Lavender/Wilhema are the doubled roles.

You may also be asked to read in for other characters at the audition.

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Kate – Female
Kate is the mightiest cleverest person around. Practical Kate will set out to solve a problem, however unsolvable it may seem.

Paul – Male
A sick young man. Formerly an eloquent young man. Falls victim to vice in search of comfort after the death of his glorious mother. It’s taking its toll.

Paul’s voice – Female
All the better parts of Paul that don’t want to be lost by him. This is a highly physical and sometimes abstract role.

Headless Sheep – Any gender
A sheep, searching for a head and being very poetically Shakespearean about it. A storytelling role.

Anne – Female
Kate’s step-sister. An unmatched beauty and unrivaled romantic. No good at solving her own problems. 

Miss Prima – Female
Seductive and Deadly older woman. Queen of the scene, pusher and all-round femme fatale. 

Baby – Male
Miss Prima’s foul-mouthed and neglected baby.

Ralph – Male
Paul’s competitive brother. Wants his share of the attention.

Kate’s mother – Male
Kate’s loving mother, Anne’s evil stepmother. A brittle, jealous and insecure woman.

Father – Male
Paul’s father, a well-off Kingly type with as many good intentions as gold coins, but out of sane ideas to help his ailing son.

Lavender – Female
A mysterious wise old crone.

Wilhema – Female
A bouncer you don’t want to mess with.

HAVEN

We are delighted to invite you to Smock Alley’s Scene + Heard 2019 festival!

No Drama Theatre is proud to present ‘Haven’, as part of Smock Alley Theatre’s Scene + Heard festival.

Confined to a new sanctuary, trepidation reigns. There is only one way out: obey the commands and play the game.

Written by: Jonathan Shortall
Directed by: Renée van de Schoor
Produced by: Louise Dunne
Assistant Director: Elaine Carroll
Cast: Peter Blennerhassett + Lesley Ann Reilly

We will share the Smock Alley Theatre Main Space with Commons Collective in partnership with Firedoor Theatre.

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New Year’s Sea – Commons Collective in partnership with Firedoor Theatre

Rebecca is thrown into a sea of chaos, wrestling with her mind in the undertow. A piece that intertwines text, movement, music and multimedia into a lyrical image of a woman’s battle with the unknown.

Written + Directed by: Jack Beglin
Produced by: Marta Callava
Cast: Sarah Niland, Sebastian Stephenson, Sarah O’Meara
Set Design by: Danny Kelly
Lighting + Sound by: Sean Hegarty
Photography, PR + Marketing by: Misha Beglin

Monologue Night – 14 January

Love and Sacrifice monologues

Happy New Year to each and every one!

No Drama Theatre is proud to kick off our 2019 events with- you guessed it- the return of our monologue nights! And do we have a special treat for you with this one.

Join us with our fabulous host Noely Michael Murphy upstairs of the Bison Bar and let yourself be moved by actors baring hearts and minds, speaking on love and sacrifice; romance and pain; heart swells and heartaches, all in support of our upcoming production The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

This one promises to be visceral, tissues are on the house.

If you are interested in participating (which we highly recommend!), there are still a limited number of slots available.
Please contact the event via Facebook messenger or email contact@nodramatheatre.com for enquiries

Monday 14th January | 7 pm | Upstairs in Bison Bar, Wellington Quay | €5.00

*All proceeds go towards funding our production of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Running January 22nd to 26th at Smock Alley Theatre

WORKSHOP – 8 JANUARY

Now that the mince pies have settled and the bottles of prosecco have stopped popping, it’s time to get your kicks in other ways and what better way than coming to our first workshop of the year!

Our first workshop will be facilitated by No Drama veteran, Kate Cosgrave.

“Building from neutral”

In this workshop, we’ll break down the fundamentals of different movement forces to find building blocks for creating a character’s physicality, bring ourselves into neutral and explore the power and possibility of what we can let the audience read from doing “the least possible” with our bodies.

Note from Kate: wear comfy clothes and keep it simple because we shall be moving!

Are you excited to join a new adventure? New year, New you? No Drama Theatre is thrilled to open their doors this coming Tuesday, January 8th, for the first workshop of 2019.

No Drama Theatre runs weekly workshops on Tuesday evenings from 7pm – 9pm in Synge Street CBS. With a great variety of facilitators, we will be kicking of the year with a month of ‘Movement and Physicality in Theatre’.
Your first workshop is free! Thereafter, €10 for a drop in class or €25 for the month. To learn more about Tuesday’s workshop, keep your eyes on this page!

No Drama Theatre is a fun and wonderful group that invites,  encourages and provides opportunities for each of our members to live out their theatrical aspirations, to provide a platform and to build a community of like-minded adventurers.

‘For better, it is to make a beginning of that which may lead to something, than to engage in a perpetual struggle and pursuit in courses which have no exit.’ – Francis Bacon.

We hope to see you Tuesday!

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

No Drama Theatre is proud to present:                                                          The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance                                                                – Directed by Declan Ryan

A young scholar from New York travels West in search of a new life. He arrives, beaten and half-dead, on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home as he finds the love of a local woman.
This love gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead?

Starring:
Dave Curran as Ransome Foster
Sorcha Herlihy as Hallie Jackson
Shane Robinson as Bert Barricune
Theo Dennisson as Liberty Valance
Edward Dixon as Jim ‘The Reverend’ Moston
Martin Casey as Marshal Johnson
Sarah Lenihan as Jane Dewitt
Annette Burns as The Narrator

Assistant directed by Malcolm Bolton
With original soundtrack by Martin Casey

Smock Alley Boys’ School | 22nd – 26th Jan 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday 26th 2.30pm                                                                    Tickets here

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