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SHINDIG – 13 MArch 2021

Good evening you gorgeous humans, we have some glorious news on(let’s face it) a dreary January evening.

The Shindig is our bi-annual showcase night where our members have the chance to show off their writing, directing and acting skills.

This time around we must do things a little differently. The format of the Shindig this year will be online, so please keep this in mind when submitting your script.

Our Easter Shindig will be launched online Saturday 13th March 2021.

If you’re interested in directing or acting in a Shindig piece, please contact us at contact@nodramatheatre.com

Application requirements for the Easter 2021 Shindig are:

• Piece must be 5 minutes in length max.

• Produced for online content.

• Script submission to be sent to contact@nodramatheatre.com

• Pieces must follow the Government Guidelines. (https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/)

• The applicant will have to film, edit and deliver the piece to the organiser.

Important Deadlines:

Script Submission Deadline: Sunday 30th of January.

We will get back to you by: Wednesday 3rd of February.

Final video Submission Deadline: Wednesday 24th of February.

We can’t wait to hear from you! Don’t be afraid to slide into are DMs👀 with any questions, or email us on the above address!

Stay safe, Stay calm, Mind each other X

Cast announcement – seminar

SEMINAR CAST ANNOUNCEMENT

Lads it has been a year, let’s be honest, it really has, and we have so very badly missed our productions and giving you a show, so…

Without further ado, we are so delighted, excited and GIDDY to announce to you the insanely talented cast for our next production of “Seminar” written by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Corinna Reichle and assistant director Sean Coyle.

Due to the ongoing situation – that we shall not talk about – we couldn’t take a current photo of times when people actually touched each other, so we had to use one from the archives…when group photos were a thing, imagine that.

(From left to right)

Jane Tuohy

Greg Freegrove

John Lawler

Sorcha Herlihy

Andrei Callanan

Thank you to everyone who auditioned, you all did an amazing job, considering the unprecedented circumstances.

Keep an eye on our socials and website for more info on “Seminar”

Date & Venue – TBC but rehearsals are underway, so wear your masks, get your vac’s so we can all see you on the stage!

No Drama Shindig 2021!

Good evening you gorgeous humans, here’s some fab info on (lets face it) a dreary January evening.

The Shindig is our bi-annual showcase night where our members have the chance to show off their writing, directing and acting skills.

This time around we must do things a little differently. The format of the Shindig this year will be online, so please keep this in mind when submitting your script.

Our Easter Shindig will be launched online Saturday 13th March 2021.
If you’re interested in directing or acting in a Shindig piece, please contact us at contact@nodramatheatre.com

Application requirements for the Easter 2021 Shindig are:
• Piece must be 5 minutes in length max.
• Produced for online content.
• Script submission to be sent to contact@nodramatheatre.com
• Pieces must follow the Government Guidelines. (https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/)
• The applicant will have to film, edit and deliver the piece to the organiser.

Important Deadlines:
Script Submission Deadline: Sunday 30th of January.
We will get back to you by: Wednesday 3rd of February.
Final video Submission Deadline: Wednesday 24th of February.

We can’t wait to hear from you!If you have any questions at all don’t be afraid to slide into our DMs(cheeky), or send us an email!

Be safe, Mind each other X

bring your own – 18 January 2021

Good afternoon beautiful people!

2021 we are so ready for you, on Monday the 18th of January we will be hosting this year’s first BRING YOUR OWN FROM HOME night, and we are super excited! This can be anything from a poem, short story, theatre piece, song, monologue, you name it, we want to hear it! If you are interested in signing up, email us at contact@nodramatheatre.com! Zoom links and details to follow, as always keep an eye out on our socials.🙌🌟🏆

Tuesday workshop-peter blennerhassett-Creating compelling characters.

Good evening No Dramies!

This Tuesdays workshop will be held by the ever-talented Peter Blennerhassett

Why do you care about a character? What is it about some of them that make you want to spend time with them? What foundations have been put into them to make them feel real and engaging?

In this writing workshop, we’ll create characters, build on them and see what happens when they go out into the big bad world. Make sure you have a way of writing, be that keyboard, pen or ogham stone.

Peter has had the immense pleasure of being involved with No Drama Theatre for the last four years in capacities such as writing, acting, stage management and most recently running the No Drama writers group, the Scribblers. 

Really looking forward to this one as always!

See you all there at 7pm, Zoom link below!

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

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

No Drama Presents: Bring your own from home 2021!

2021 we are so ready for you! On Monday the 18th of January we will be hosting this years first BRING YOUR OWN FROM HOME night and we are super excited! This can be anything from a poem, short story, theatre piece, song, monologue, you name it, we want to hear it! If you are interested in signing up, send us an email at contact@nodramatheatre.com ! Zoom links and details to follow, as always keep an eye out on our socials.

Curtain call – episode 6

Dear friends,

As we approach the end of 2020, we have a gorgeous Christmas treat for you all, a simply magnetic and wonderful play, performed for the first time as a radio play, written by Peter Blennerhassett and directed by Siobhán Hickey.

“Arrivals can stir up things. Feelings you didn’t know you had or that you wished you didn’t. The paths and stumbles we take write our stories but sometimes it takes a complete stranger to help bridge the chapters.”

A sensational cast:

Shane Robinson

Declan Ryan

Kate Cosgrave

Megan Carter

Live and available on our No Drama Podcast Curtain Call. Start your week right, delve in, grab a coffee, grab a mulled wine and – ENJOY

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

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

🙌👍😊

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