Workshop – 07/05/2019

The theme for No Drama’s May workshops is ‘Stepping outside your comfort zone

Our first workshop of the month (Tuesday 7th May) will be facilitated by Renée van de Schoor.

“Physicality on stage”

In this week’s workshop we will be working on physicality on stage. Through a series of exercises we will research:

  • Intimacy between one actor and another.
  • Physical storytelling.
  • Collaborative creation process of scenes.

(It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing, which won’t prevent you from moving around.)

Renée graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht, with a degree in Theatre and Education. Throughout her studies, Renée directed several productions with a heavily physical component. After her graduation she moved to Dublin, where she worked in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre’s Circle Club and now with the prestigious Abbey Theatre as Business Relationship Coordinator.

During her time in No Drama Theatre, she has gained extensive experience both on stage and behind the scenes as director, actor and producer and is currently secretary of the group’s committee.

After directing a sell-out production of ‘And Then There Were None’, she stepped up as producer for both ‘Closer’ and ’Insomnia’. Furthermore, she appeared as Woman in ‘The Virtuous Burglar’ and played both Lilly and Lilith in ‘She Kills Monsters’ and was production manager of the groups most recent production ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’. Her last production ‘Haven’ appeared on Smock Alley Theatre’s main space as part of Scene + Heard festival and included 12 physical actors.

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 – 30/04/2019

For the final workshop of April we are beyond excited to welcome Shani Williams!

This is all-rounder ‘alter-ago’ workshop which Shani has developed in order to provide you with vital tips and tricks for fully immersing yourself into your character. Shani will be covering topics such as:

● Evaluating observing people
● Stereotypes/Characteristics – how to use them
● The joy of an alter ego
● Back story and development – who are you?
● Getting into character
● Physical movement
● The importance of rehearsal – especially with costumes/props
● Music styles creating an atmosphere
● Costume
● Make up
● Choosing a show girl / alter ego name
● Holding / reading an audience
● Supporting your fellow artists in the arena

Shani Williams is Head of Circle Club, a private members club, and events at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. While managing venues in Ireland for 16 years, Shani uses her down time to be an international Burlesque & Drag King artist, Emcee, Producer, Instructor and an Actor who has also dabbled in writing. She has entertained all over the world including America, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, Australia & all corners of Ireland.

Her extensive experience includes:

Cabaret:
•Dirty Circus, Vodafone Comedy Festival, emcee & artist, 2016, ’18, All Together Now Festival 2018
•Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, emcee & artist, 2014, ‘15, ‘18
•Strand St. Supperclub, founder, producer, artist, Dublin 2011- ‘12
•Identities Parade, Gender Blurred Cabaret & screening of Identities with Q&A, producer & artist, Melbourne & Sydney 2010
•Dublin Fringe Festival, Spiegeltent, Burlesque artist 2006, ‘07, ‘09
And many more…


Theatre:
•S.O.S. A one woman show, written & performed by Shani Williams, directed by Una McKevitt, Mayfields May – Jun 2012
•The Big Deal, Deborah, written & directed Una McKevitt, Kilkenny Arts Festival Aug 2011, Project Arts Centre Nov 2011, Le Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris Mar 2012
•SALIVA, Polly, written by Mark Ward, directed by Emma Weafer, Theatre Shorts DGTF 2011

Film & Television:
•Identities, herself aka Sade O’Sapphic & Slick O’, directed by Vittoria Colonna
*NOMINATED: BEST SINGLE DOCUMENTARY- CELTIC MEDIA AWARDS 2010
*NOMINATED: CURRENT AWARD – best original work based on International Investigation – ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2010
*WINNER: HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AWARD – Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards 2009
*WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY – Gaze Film Festival 2009
•The Clinic, Danielle, RTE 2005

Education:
2003 Gaiety School of Acting, Ireland
2001 Sydney School of Acting, Australia

Awarded:
Best Performance, European Bodypainting Festival, Austria 2005

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 – 23/04/2019

We are proud to announce that this week’s workshop will be facilitated by Alexandra Stamati.

“Just like there is no right or wrong way to be ourselves, there is no right or wrong way to play a character.”

This workshop will focus on building characters through a series of exercises and exploring how their unique interactions can transform a scene.

Alexandra Stamati is a greek actress living in Dublin. She joined No Drama theatre in 2016 where she found the inspiration and support that helped her to follow her passion and focus on acting full time. Since then she has graduated from the full time program in Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting and appeared in RTE’s series ‘Taken Down’, as well as appearing in a number of short films. Alexandra is currently training in physical theatre, dance, acrobatics and martial arts.

Door 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 – 16/04/2019

We are delighted to announce that this weeks workshop will be facilitated by Tamryn Reinecke.

Tamryn will be guiding you through using improv and play to help find authenticity in character development. The class will be focused on the fundamentals of improv as a tool for listening, reacting truthfully, and doubling down on emotion to find truth within your character work.

Tamryn Reinecke is a filmmaker and actor who has been an affiliate of No Drama Theatre for over 5 years. She runs an indie film production house, Pale Rebel Productions, where she focuses on creating original content including a number of award winning short films. As well as this Tamryn is an experienced improviser; she regularly performs at The Tightrope and is a member of MOB Theatre Dublin where you can see her perform every Thursday night in Wigwam.

Door 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 – 09/04/2019

Continuing on from last’s week’s work on character development, Siobhan “Shivvy” Hickey will be facilitating this week’s workshop.

Siobhan’s workshop will be focus on getting you from blank canvas to fully formed character through a series of thought provoking exercises.

“I’m very excited for this workshop! Get ready to go big… And then even bigger. My theory is that it’s easier to pare back than it is to build up so get ready to have some fun!”

Siobhan is a writer/actor and has been a member of No Drama Theatre for over 9 years. Throughout her time with the group, she has performed in main productions in a variety of different roles (including the female lead in John McGahern’s ‘The Power of Darkness’) and taken part in the now well established No Drama Monologue Nights. As well as working onstage, Siobhan has also directed (‘Closer’ by Patrick Marber) and produced (including the sell out run of ‘Harvey’ by Mary Chase). Most recently, she performed the first draft of her one woman stand up show ‘Dear Diary… and other notions of a romantic nature’ which is currently being developed for further future performances. Siobhan will also be portraying the character of ‘Anne’ in No Drama Theatre’s upcoming Summer production ‘Kate Crackernuts’.

Door 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 – 02/04/2014

It’s Saturday so definitely time to be making your Tuesday evening plans!

This month we will be focusing on character work and we are delighted to welcome Shane Robinson as our first facilitator of the month.

Shane’s workshop will be “The psychology of performance and how we can use the technique of ownership to build a relationship with our characters.”

Shane is an award winning professional actor and director whose been attached to No Drama since 2008. He’s trained in the Gaiety School of Acting and the programme for screen acting in Bow St. He’s been on TV shows such as Jack Taylor and Vikings and has recently just finished filming the mockumentary series Boyz on Top produced by fail safe films.

In short, he’s a good lad and he can cry on cue!

Door 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 – 26/03/2019

To conclude our theme of the month ‘Stage and Audition Skills’, No Drama Theatre are proud to welcome Rory Hughes as our guest facilitator.

This is a workshop not to be missed as Rory will be working with us on confidence, how to present yourself at auditions, getting into character, and general theatre tips; a full ‘how to’ toolkit for your journey into theatre.

Rory has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and currently teaches at the Phoenix Performing Arts College and AMTA Belfast.

Door 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 – 19/03/2019

With the audition process drawing to a conclusion, we want to say a thank you to everyone who turned out and we are so very excited for the cast announcement!

While auditions may be wrapping up for ‘Kate Crackernuts’, fear not! No Drama always has something going on for our members to sink their theatrical teeth into!!

Next up The Easter Shindig!!!  Whoop Whoop!!

This Tuesday Louise Dunne ( the one who keeps popping up everywhere doing all of the things and getting other people to do all of the things) will be explaining all things Shindigery through a fun, energetic, stage skills workshop.

Get yourself down to CBS Synge St. for 7pm because… Well… Sure what else would ya be doing!?

Workshop – 12/03/2019

“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!


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