No Drama will hold its Annual General Meeting this Tuesday 12th of July in Synge Street CBS at 7pm.
This is a great opportunity for our members to have a say in how we go about the things we do, to find out what happens behind the scenes and also air any issues or ask the Committee any questions (eg. What’s with all the fancy crowns and sceptres?!?).
The AGM will be our last event before we take a break for the summer. Workshops will start up again in mid-August.
Also very importantly there will be NO WORKSHOP on that Tuesday!
The sad news is that due to the demand for spots in the Shindig, the above detail must be included in order to be considered. Depending upon demand for the places in the shindig not all pieces might be accepted.
It’s a great chance to try something new or different, or take on a different role, so here’s plenty of notice to start thinking about what you might like to do.
The T&C’s (That’s T&C, not G&T)
All performers and directors must be paid-up active No Drama Theatre members in December
Participants are permitted to act or direct or both but cannot be involved in more than 2 pieces. Writing does not impact this requirement, therefore you can write as many pieces as you want!
The director is the main point of contact and is expected to liaise and coordinate with their team and committee as required.
The maximum permitted length of a Shindig piece is strictly 15 minutes or less.
If your piece is a copyright work, it is the director’s responsibility to secure performing rights. Performance rights can be secured via the Drama League of Ireland for most works. www.dli.ie
Each piece is responsible for their own costumes, props and sets. All pieces are advised to keep their set, lighting and sound requirements to a minimum to facilitate a speedy change between performances.
Failure to adhere to any of the deadlines set out above or any instructions set out by the committee will result in your piece being removed from the show list.
All pieces and casts must be available on the date for the Rehearsal Review.
The selection process will be curated. We expect to have an average of 8 performances depending on timings.
If you are interested in performing or directing but unsure how to get involved, please let yourself be known at a workshop or post a message on our facebook page for other members to see!
The committee will support you along the way; don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice!
The Shindig is not a variety show, performance pieces only please!
Massive congratulations to the director Nikhil Dubey and cast of ‘Gooseberry’ – Dan McCormack, Declan Ryan and Paul McGrath – who placed first in the Ballina One Act Drama Festival. Special thanks to techie Keith Cooper & writer Hugh Cardiff!
Directed by the lovely Nikhil Dubey, ‘Gooseberry’ after it’s storming performance at this year’s summer Shindig is being taken to stages around Ireland as part of the the One Act Circuit.
What’s the craic with it?
Three farmers in a small town, Ireland, are life-long mates and go to Bernie’s pub every Friday. But when two of them fall for each other, the third has to come to terms with what his future holds.
Hope the festive season has treated you all well and you have had your fill of turkey, mince pies and quality streets! This is a quick announcement to let you all know workshops are resuming after the Christmas break from tomorrow, Tuesday January 8.
If you’re toying with a new years resolution to do something creative, why not pop in to a no drama workshop, your first one is free so you literally have nothing to lose but a little time!
It’s a great year to join us too , we’ll be five years running this year and we mean to celebrate!
It’s time for the Summer edition of the Shindig again. In Previous shindigs we have seen Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance, tragedy, heroes, Super-heroes, Villains, exotic locations, monologues, dialogues, ghosts, devils, dancers and clowns. What will you bring to it this year?
For those who have been missing out to date (shame on you!), the Shindig is no drama’s showcase night where our members direct, rehearse, costume design, makeup design together their own short pieces (approx 15 min each) , these pieces can be almost anything and as the above teaser text might indicate, the potential is limitless.
We’re immensely proud of the Shindig and the opportunity it affords our members, it is always a great night.
In a grand tradition of upping our production values every year, we are holding the next Shindig in a brand new venue on Saturday 30th June in the Pearse Centre!
Submissions date is by 31st May @ 4pm and open to members only so start getting your acts together, see the next no drama e-zine for full details and requirements.