Step right up storytellers, producers & directors one and all.
Following on from our astounding success with ‘Harvey‘ in Smock Alley last December, we are returning to the Boy’s School in the third week of June 2016 for our next hit play. We are currently in the process of drawing up a shortlist of plays for consideration for the next production but first to have a show we need to enlist some key production personnel.
Would you like to create a piece of theatre in the most beautiful theatre in Dublin?
Then try out for Production Manager (see more details below)
Want to tell a story on one of Ireland’s most iconic stages?
Then maybe Director is for you.
Want to learn how to put together a cracking play?
Then sign up for Assistant Director.
If any of these roles take our fancy then just send an email to contact at nodramatheatre dot com and include ‘Summer production’ in your submission and send it by Midnight on Sunday 31st of January. Particularly for Director we would like you to include a few lines on what you would like to bring to the role and an outline of your past experience.
Now for the roles (Disclaimer! These short summaries below are just indicative and are not intended to outline a complete list of responsibilities)
As Production Manager, it’s your role to organise all the work that needs to be done and free your partner in crime (the Director) to focus on the creative stuff as much as possible – you organise people and put a plan together to match the Directors Vision.
You are in short, ‘The Boss’ when it comes to managing the day to day activities of the production.
Some of the responsibilities include:
If you’ve got good organisational skills and can get people motivated then you’re probably a great fit for this role.
Don’t worry if you don’t know what needs to be done for a play.. We’ve got plenty of experience and reference material – If in doubt you’ve also got the producer (aka Johnny!)
As the Director, you will choose the play itself from a shortlist selected by No Drama’s members. You will take those dry and dusty words and bring them to life! You are the creative force behind the production, you choose your cast to match your vision, you set the tone and are able to clarify what you want to see from the Set through to the Make-up. It’s entirely down to your own style as to how much or how little ‘Direction’ you actually give.
Likely goes without saying but some responsibilities are:
There are a couple of additional criteria for director, we do require some experience here and we love to see that experience come from within No Drama, but all experience is considered.
I’d like to see candidate directors submit a script or play that they’d like to see produced as part of their submission, This is to give me an idea of the kind of things you like and you might treat the pieces from the shortlist.
The assistant director is a second set of eyes, ears for the director and their sole purpose is to help the Director execute their vision.. the role varies a lot and is really determined by the Directors own style. It might be a creative collaboration or simply a sounding board, to protect the Director from anything that might disrupt or to act as a coach to the actors.
Typical responsibilities include
The Assistant Director role is a must for those considering directing. In my opinion there’s no better way to learn than to watch someone else direct and learn form their successes and failures.The choice of AD is first and foremost the Directors, so if you apply please there may be a slight delay in responses as we confirm the director first.
Ah Smock, wouldja just look at it.