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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! Zoom links and details to follow, as always keep an eye out on our socials.
This Tuesdays workshop will be held by the ever-talented Peter Blennerhassett on-
Creating compelling characters.
Why do you care about a character? What is it about some of them that makes 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.
We are so looking forward to this as usual!Join us on zoom at 7pm, details below!
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 email@example.com ! Zoom links and details to follow, as always keep an eye out on our socials.
This Tuesdays(tomorrow) workshop will be facilitated by the wonderful Jonathan Shortall.
Narrative 101 What are the basic building blocks of a story? Why are plays structured into scenes and acts? How do you go about laying the foundations of a story?
We kick off a new No Drama term and a new year with a return to where it all begins. Johnny will be giving a workshop covering everything you could ever want to know about creating a compelling story that will have your audience gripped from curtain to close!
A recovering solicitor and former chair, Johnny has had the privilege of producing, writing and directing theatre for approaching a decade. He promises this workshop will be of service to anyone planning a production of any kind in 2021!
Please familiarize yourself with a story beforehand as you will be referring to one throughout the workshop! (Anything will do, even a Christmas film you enjoyed after one too many minced pies!)
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:
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
Guys, tomorrow will be our LAST workshop of 2020, I can’t believe we are saying this, and Jaysus, what a year it’s been eh? Everyone at No Drama, and in this industry, had to dramatically change their life this year, and the whole aspect of theatre, workshops, auditioning did a complete 180°, so lads, we THANK YOU for sticking with us, for keeping our mighty group going, even in the darkest times when another Zoom call made us go “UGHHH ZOOM” lol.
No Drama was an outlet that kept on giving, so we want to thank our extremely hard-working committee and members, WE PREVAILED Please join us tomorrow for a No Drama ALL STAR workshop with:
Renée van de Schoor
Bring some booze, bring high spirits, bring the laughter, let’s do this baby!!! Join us this Tuesday at 7pm on Zoom!
Our Dear Friends! New Episode!! No Drama Podcast Curtain Call!
In this episode, Sean Coyle (our host) speaks to Alejandro Niklison and Johnny Shortall about the essence of a radio drama. We discuss advice and methods for participants who wish to write, direct, act in a radio theatrical piece. We also reflect on our guest’s previous radio plays and discuss what it takes to make them intriguing and pleasant on the ear. We also look ahead to what is coming next and our love for all things theatrical. Curtain Call is a podcast designed by Dublin’s No Drama Theatre. A drama group based in the City Centre of Dublin, Ireland. We discover the do’s and don’ts, exchange knowledge and dive into all things theatrical. A podcast for theatre lovers, practitioners and beings.
Streaming on all major podcast platforms right now! Tune in and tune out of this crazy world!
The wonderful, the iconic, the talented, the one and only.. Siobhan Hickey!
Shivvy is a PR Marketing Guru and will be giving all the tips and tricks on ‘How to sell your show’. Siobhan ‘Shivvy’ Hickey is a writer and actor who has been involved with No Drama Theatre for over 10 years.
Throughout her time with the group, Shivvy performed in several No Drama main productions, has written and performed pieces for the No Drama Shindigs and Bring Your Own nights, and also directed ‘Closer’ by Patrick Marber (Teachers’ Club).
Shivvy was responsible for the marketing and promotion of No Drama Theatre for over two years and ran highly successful marketing campaigns for many of the group’s main productions; including the sell out runs of ‘Harvey’, ‘And Then There Were None’, ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ and ‘Gaslight’ all in Dublin’s illustrious Smock Alley Theatre.
As well as marketing and acting, Shivvy developed her own one-woman show ‘Dear Diary… And Other Notions Of A Romantic Nature’ (performed both as a stand-alone gig and as part of Dublin’s free fringe festival ‘Frayed’), joined the Got The Shift podcast network and published a collection of poetry (‘After Midnight’) which was partly performed as the spoken word piece ‘Voices’ in Smock Alley’s Scene+Heard Festival, February 2020.
Lads, 2020 is nearlyyyyy over, so let’s leave it laughing as much as possible shall we? Well..next weeks workshop is a very very special one……
STAND UP COMEDY
On Tuesday, December 8th, we bring to you a very special guest facilitator: Ciarán McMahon.
Ciaran has been running gigs, performing and hosting Improv and Stand Up Comedy for over 20 years. He has been teaching workshops in Prague, Germany and Ireland, for over 10 years.
This 2,5 hour once-off workshop will help you revitalise your stage persona and break out of your comfort zone by trying something different. You shall be peppered with little challenges that get you familiar with what you need to know, have ready and be prepared to deliver a good set. Use your experience and apply it to discover a new approach and style for an unscripted live comedy performance. Scary? Good! That’s where the fun starts.
For more information and to sign up for this workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: There is only a limited number of spots available for this workshop. All participants will be chosen by a random draw and payment of €10.00 is required (if successful).
To participate in the draw: Sign up through email@example.com before December 1st.
If you have been successful in your draw, payment needs to be made in full before December 3rd, to secure your spot.
We are SO excited to bring Ciaran to No Drama Theatre, and even more excited to bring ALL THE CRACK 🙌🙌🙌🙌