Category Archives: Workshop

Workshop – 10 March 2020

The theatre maker’s inspiration.

Directing for theatre on location, or site-specific theatre.

“Site-specific theatre is any type of theatrical production designed to be performed at a unique, specially adapted location other than a standard theatre.”

In tomorrow’s workshop, we will be researching and examining space as a source of inspiration for site-specific theatre. You will be invited to research the qualities and possibilities of a non-traditional stage and will be encouraged to create pieces inspired by the location.


Renée van de Schoor​ is a graduate from the University of the Arts Utrecht, with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Education and currently working for the prestigious Abbey Theatre.

Before joining No Drama Theatre, Renée has been active as an actor, director and assistant director, and has appeared in over 20 productions since 2007.

She has been extensively involved in No Drama Theatre, since joining in 2015, and has been director, actor, producer, production- and stage manager for numerous productions. After directing a sell-out production of ‘And Then There Were None’, she produced ‘Closer’. Furthermore, she appeared as Woman in ‘The Virtuous Burglar’, Lilly and Lilith in ‘She Kills Monsters’ and in performance piece ‘Heed, to the Mound’ as part of Fringe Festival Dublin. Renée was production manager of ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ and directed ‘Haven’ as part of Scene + Heard Festival 2019.

Most recently, she directed ‘Mistaken’ as part of Short + Sweet Festival Dublin and was nominated for a price in the category ‘Best Director’.


Doors 6.45pm | Workshop 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first ever No Drama workshop you can attend for free!!

Workshop – 03 March 2020

Sure lookit! Tis Tuesday already!!

Tonight we have Shane Robinson at the helm of the No Drama workshop.

“With the main productions coming up soon this workshop shall cover audition technique and explore the relationship between the role of a director and the actor. Auditions can be unsettling, fully of anxiety and give you a bad case of those good old nervous butterflies but in tonight’s workshop we’ll work on tools to conquer those pesky beautiful flying critters. We’ll also focus on the do’s and don’ts of a director and how to get the most out of your actors freeing them rather than inhibiting them.”

Shane Robinson is a professional actor who hates talking about himself in third person. He teaches acting for camera and improv in Bow St, where he graduated from the full time programme for screen acting back in 2015. He’s pretty sound. He’s been a member of No Drama since it’s very inception back in 2008 and has had the privilege of being cast in eight main productions. He’s also processes the dire superpower of crying on cue. Get over yourself.

His recent credits include ‘This Nan’s life’ starring Catherine Tate, Boyz on Top (a web series about a failed boy band produced by failsafe films), ‘Vikings’ Season 6 and TV3’s ‘Jack Taylor’.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5696868/

Doors 6.45pm | Workshop 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first ever No Drama workshop you can attend for free!!

Workshop – 25 February 2020

This Tuesday’s Workshop, facilitated by the sensational Corinna Reichle, will focus on building a character in the rehearsal room.

Whether you’re preparing for an audition or got cast in a play; if you’re acting or directing; if it’s in the text or in the actors physicality, there is so much to explore about a character in the rehearsal room.

We will be working with scripts, energy levels, oice work and there’ll be physical exercises so please wear comfortable clothing!

Corinna Reichle has been a member in No Drama Theatre for almost four years.

During this time she participated in No Drama Shindigs, Bring Your Own Nights, and worked as Stage Manager, Sound Operator, Props Master and assisted with costume.

Corinna made her directorial debut in the 2018 Scene and Heard with the short play ‘Insomnia’ and was Assistant Director for the 2019 winter production of ‘Gaslight’.

Corinna completed the Advanced Performance Course in the Gaiety School of Acting and is currently studying Theatre Performance full time at Inchicore College. She was last seen on stage as ‘Olivia’ in a production of Shakespeare’s ’12th Night’.

Doors 6.45pm | Workshop begins 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first No Drama workshop, you go for free!

Workshop – 18 February 2020

What’s that we hear? Tomorrow is workshop day? It IS, dear reader! Most astute! And we may have a miracle in store for you…

This week’s workshop will be facilitated by the impeccable Dave McGowan.
Dave’s workshop is gaining on us with the romantic winds of Valentine’s Day in its sails. Who better to introduce the topic than the man himself:

Ahem.
“Since the invention of the No Drama workshop there have been five workshops that were rated the most passionate, the most pure.

This one left them all behind…

You thought the fabled Princess Bride workshop was dead? Whoo hoo hoow.. look who knows so much.. its so happens it was only Mostly Dead!

Let me explain. No there is too much, let me sum up.
Have you ever admired the footwork of the legendary swordsman Inigo Montoya?
Or quaked in your boots at the commanding presence of the Giant Fezzik?
Perhaps you’ve admired the wit of the villain Vizzini?

Well this workshop is your chance to learn how to emulate these greats, inspired by Rob Reiner’s timeless film based on William Goldman’s novel.  This workshop celebrates all things The Princess Bride.

Have fun storming the castle!”

Dave himself is often surprised at life’s little quirks. Ten-ish years ago a friend pointed him at a boards.ie post for a meeting of actors that would turn out to become ‘the boards drama group’ and later No Drama theatre. Since the he’s run a lot of workshops. Directed 3 plays, performed in 5 and been somehow involved in most of NDs productions. He’s made a lot of friends who also enjoy The Princess Bride and even some that don’t!

Doors 6.45pm | Workshop begins 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first No Drama workshop, you go for free!

Workshop – 11 February 2020

Huzzah! Tomorrow is Tuesday! Workshop day!!

This week’s workshop will be facilitated by the fantabulous Theo Dennis.

Theo’s workshop will be based around experimenting with status on stage and exploring the spectrum as a group and interviewing some of those characters.

Theo Dennis has been experimenting with acting, directing, writing, improv, tango shows, music and stand-up comedy since 2004.

Theo studied method acting and improv at the Epi Kolono theatre in Athens (2009-2011). His acting experience includes playing Michael in Karolyi Sakoni’s “We now interrupt our programme due to technical reasons” (2004) and Mr Sirelli in “Right you are (if you think so) by Luigi Pirandello (2005).

Theo directed and played the assassin in Sergi Belbel’s “Morir” (2006) and also held 3 out of 9 roles (magician, Santa Claus, priest) in 2011’s Epi Kolono theatre’s original script production (2001).

In 2011 Theo was an actor and lead singer in “you are what you do” (international street theatre production, Linz, Austria, 2011).

In 2015 he worked on lights in “Harold and Maude” (Collin Higgins) with InPlayers Amsterdam and played Liberty Valance in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” with No Drama Theatre in 2019. Legend has it he was operating lights and music for the latest NoDrama production “Gaslight” but, since he was supposedly in the lights booth, nobody saw him so we cannot know for sure.

Theo has been doing stand-up comedy in Dublin since 2017.

Doors 6.45pm | Workshop begins 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first No Drama workshop, you go for free!

Workshop – 04 February 2020

We are delighted to announce that this week’s facilitator is John Fox.

The aim of this workshop is to help each actor understand the who, where, when, and why helping them to create and play a character. “Working on these can help actors to gain a deeper understanding of their character.”

John Fox has been involved in theatre for over 15 years.  Following a theatre performance course in Marino College he went on to receive a B.A form Swansea Metropolitan University.

John has previously appeared in several No Drama Shindig pieces and was cast in the No Drama production of ‘Rope’. He directed ‘Rules of Authority’ by Enya Reilly for a No Drama Shindig, assistant directed the No Drama project ‘Symbiotic’ with Sarah Lynne and also directed the one act play ‘The Virtuous Burglar’ for a No Drama Theatre Winter Production.

Outside of No Drama, John has appeared in several productions that include ‘Men are from Stoneybatter, Women from Phibsboro’, ‘Hunting Cockroaches’, ‘Attempts on Her Life’, ‘The Birthday Party’, ‘King Lear’, ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. John was the Assistant Director on the piece ‘Shakespeare lol’ by Sarah Lynne.

Most recently John appeared in the ‘Ranelagh Toy Boy’ with the Ranelagh players, directed ‘Under Colours’ by Dominik Domresonki for At Large Theatreand the one act play ‘Streuth’ for the Ranelagh players.

Doors 6.45pm | Workshop begins 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first No Drama workshop, you go for free!

Workshop – 28 January 2020

We are fricking delighted to announce that Richie Wilson of Stunt Register Ireland will be facilitating tonight’s workshop.

Stage combat, let’s be ‘avin’ ya!

Doors 6.45pm | Workshop begins 7pm
€10 per workshop | €25 for the month

If it’s your first No Drama workshop, you go for free!

Workshop – 21 January 2020

We are pleased to announce that this week’s workshop facilitator is Siobhan ‘Shivvy’ Hickey.

Through various exercises, both improv and script based, Siobhan will guide workshop participants on how to give/get the best to/from your acting partner.

Siobhan Hickey is a writer and actor who has been involved with No Drama Theatre for over 10 years.

Throughout her time with the group, she has performed in various No Drama main productions in a variety of different roles and taken part numerous times in the now well established No Drama Monologue Nights (now known as the No Drama Bring your Own Nights).

Siobhan also developed and performed a one-woman stand-up show, ‘Dear Diary… and other notions of a romantic nature’, based on her childhood diaries and romantic endeavours which was well received by its Dublin audiences.

As well as performing onstage, Siobhan has also directed (‘Closer’ by Patrick Marber), produced and performed all marketing duties for 3 sell out runs of No Drama Theatre productions (‘Harvey’, ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’, ‘Gaslight’).

Some of Siobhan’s poetry can be seen on both the ‘Whispered Words After Midnight’ Facebook and Instagram pages and next month will see the debut performance of Siobhan’s spoken word piece ‘Voices’ as part of the Smock Alley Theatre Scene + Heard Festival (February 12th & 13th).

Doors 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | CBS Synge Street

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 07 January 2019

It’s a hideous Monday out there but here’s a little something to cheer you up… Workshop info!

Tomorrow’s workshop will be facilitated by the immensely talented Shane Robinson.

“The workshop shall cover the importance of being available to your scene partner and how to make them look good and in return it’ll do the same for you.

Creating an environment of play and discovery is vital to keep the work interesting so we’ll be working on exercises to take your out of your head and into whats truly happening in the moment with your scene partner. The present is a present to yourself so allow yourself to fail spectacularly and you’ll discover there is no such thing when you’re free from judgement. Sounds very biblical doesn’t it? I promise it’s not and it’ll heaps of fun so dive right in.”

Shane Robinson has been a professional actor for nearly over a decade. He teaches improv in Bow St., where he graduated from the full time programme for screen acting back in 2015. He’s been a member of No Drama since it’s very inception back in 2008 and has had the privilege of being cast in eight main productions.

His recent credits include ‘This Nan’s life’ starring Catherine Tate, Boyz on Top (a web series about a failed boy band produced by failsafe films), ‘Vikings’ Season 6 and ‘Jack Taylor’.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5696868/

Doors 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | CBS Synge Street

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 10 December 2019

Tomorrow’s workshop (10th December 2019) is going to be facilitated by Megan Carter.

“Body Listening”

Megan will lead participants through several exercises designed to get actors out of their heads and into their bodies. Participants will explore auditory learning and abstract movement techniques to help them fully access and embody emotional resonance and rich imagery in text.

Megan Carter is an actor and writer originally from Kansas City in the United States. She holds a BA in Theatre from Loyola University Chicago and an MA in Classical Acting from LAMDA, and has also studied at the London Dramatic Academy. Megan recently played Kate in Kate Crackernuts with No Drama, appeared as Emer in He Said / She Said as part of the inaugural Short + Sweet Dublin Festival, and starred as Patty in the short film Going Steady. She has previously taught workshops with Asterisk Arts Collective in Chicago.

Doors 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | CBS Synge Street

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop