Workshop – 17/09/2019

We are pleased to welcome back Siobhán ‘Shivvy’ Hickey as this week’s facilitator.

Continuing our September theme of “Developing and becoming a character”, Siobhán will give some insight into the topic by using character development exercises based on her own experiences as an actor, a director, and a stand up.

Siobhan is a writer/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).

As well as performing 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 her one woman stand up show ‘Dear Diary… and other notions of a romantic nature’ as part of Dublin’s newly established free fringe festival, Frayed.

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 – 10/09/2019

And after the Summer break, we are back!

The theme for September’s workshops is “developing and becoming a character” and who better to lead us in the first workshop of the theme but Mr. Shane Robinson!

This workshop will be an outline of Shane’s approach to character and the several techniques he implements when working with a text.

Shane Robinson is an award winning professional actor and director who has 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.

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

All Stars Workshop – 25/06/2019

And so here it is, the final workshop of the No Drama season (not the last one ever though! We’re not cruel!) takes place today!

And is is tradition, we shall be holding the All Star workshop where various facilitators will take you on a magical theatrical journey.

And afterwards all workshop attendees are invited to Anseo for drinks and to celebrate another fantabulous term of workshops!

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

No Drama Theatre presents ‘Kate Crackernuts’

Kate’s sister Anne, a ravishing beauty, wakes up one morning to discover a sheep’s head on her shoulders instead of her own.

Thus begins the journey of the ever-practical Kate in her quest to return Anne to her former glory, a journey sidetracked by Kate’s obsession with saving a slim raver-boy from a nasty little addiction.

Based loosely and lyrically on the Scottish fairy tale “Kate Crackernuts”.

Running time : 105 mins including an interval
Recommended for ages 16+ 

WRITTEN BY: Sheila Callaghan
DIRECTED BY: Kate Cosgrave

9 – 13 Jul | 7:30pm | Main Space

Tickets available from https://smockalley.com/kate-crackernuts/

Workshop – 18/06/2019

Guys! It’s here the penultimate No Drama workshop pre Summer break!

So you only have 2 more chances to get a workshop in! This makes us sad but we assure you that we insanely good ones in store for you.

With that in mind, tomorrow’s workshop is to be facilitated by sensational Theo Dennisson.

“We will experiment with the foundations of a theatrical scene: Listening, communication, trust, sensing your environment and, finally, we will explore status on stage. That will lead us into exploring a darker side of theatre, master and slave.”

Theo Dennisson has been experimenting with theatre, 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 assasin 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 most recently played Liberty Valance in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” with No Drama Theatre in 2019.

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

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 – 11/06/2019

For this week’s workshop we are beyond excited to welcome back the undeniably talented Tamryn Reinecke as workshop facilitator!

Tamryn’s workshop will be focus on using improv and play to help find authenticity in character development. The class will focus 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 – 04/06/2019

The theme of the month is ‘Techniques in Theatre’.

Throughout our June workshops we shall be recapping and incorporating all that we have covered over the past year and exploring new aspects of stage craft.

Tuesday the 4th kicks us off with understanding the physicality of a character and using this in performance, we shall examine emotional range and deliverance to build a scene and look at the arc of a scene; all supported with script work (beautiful lovey words to play with).

This weeks facilitator is the energetic, enthusiastic Ms Louise Dunne. 

Louise is the current chairperson of NoDramaTheatre, of which she has been an active member since 2014. Louise has studied acting at The Gaiety School of Acting and The Lir Academy and has been involved in 14 productions over the past 6 years. 

Louise has worked with the following Theatre Companies in varying capacities (at both professional and amateur level): No Drama Theatre, At Large Theatre, Monaincha Theatre Group, The Gorgeous Theatre and Pygmankenstein Theatre Group.

Louise directed the extravagant production of ‘An Experiment with an Air-Pump’ by Shelagh Stephenson in 2017 and ‘Unchained Melody’ by Adam Walsh at Smock Alley Theatre. She has also produced 3 shows for No Drama and brought a show to the All Together Now Festival in 2018.

Louise is also the Artistic Director of No Drama Theatre, adding Set Design, Set Assembly/Construction and Prop Building to her already extensive CV. 

However, her first love is and can only be acting and she has taken to the stage in 14 productions to date with both lead roles and supporting roles.

To date she has appeared in:

“The Chalk Garden” by Enid Bagnold at The Sean O’Casey Theatre Nov 2014
“The Power of Darkness” by John McGahern, The Players Theatre, June 2015
“The Trial” by Franz Kafka at Smock Alley Theatre, July 2016
“The Book of Condolences” by Kieron Connelly, The Teachers Club, Dec, 2017
“What Could Be Worse” By Adam Walsh at The Complex, Aug 2017
“Mother Stokers Sickly Stories” By Lauren Shannon-Jones at No 13, North Great Georges St, Oct 2017
“And Then There were None” By Agatha Christie, Smock Alley Theatre, Jan 2018

Louise enjoys a challenge and throws herself headfirst at 100 miles per hour with 120% conviction into everything she does, see yis all on Tuesday!

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 – 28/05/2019

To close out our ‘stepping outside your comfort zone’ theme, we are delighted to announce Siobhan Hickey as this week’s facilitator.

“While researching common themes that cause actors difficulties, three things kept cropping up; love, sex and comedy.”

Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to explore these themes in a safe space through various exercises and discussions.

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’.

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

Monologue Night – Storybook Edition, 27/05/2019

May is here, and that may mean only one thing! No Drama’s next monologue night is near.

The theme of the evening is the Storybook, in honor and aid of No Drama’s upcoming production of Kate Crackernuts. So, gather round, friends, and prepare to let yourselves be transported into worlds crafted by the teller.

A night of monologues and tales awaits:
Horror stories, love stories, despicable individuals, epics, fairytales, fables, passages, films that should have been books, rip-offs, poems, spoken book reports* and more.

All monologuers and storytellers welcome. If you’re interested in performing (which we highly recommend!), please contact the event via Facebook messenger or email contact@nodramatheatre.com

Both published and original works accepted.

*Okay, we can’t promise that’s a real thing

Monday 27th May | 7 pm | Flannery’s on Camden Street, the Vintage bar | €5 entry

Workshop – 21/05/2019

We are excited to announce that this week’s workshop (21st May) will be facilitated by Noel Cahill.

This workshop will approach extremity in theatre, taking a look at the hows and whys of extreme acts, disturbing scenes and violence on the stage. The workshop will be of a physical, repetitive and enduring nature; make sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Noel Cahill has been involved in theatre since 2008.

He has primarily written, directed and acted – as well as other work in production,design and lighting. He directed No Drama’s main production “The Trial” – an adaptation of Steven Berkoff’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s novel in Smock Alley’s Boys’ School in 2016.

Noel founded Gorgeous Theatre in 2017, with Ciaran Treanor. He wrote and directed his own creation “Alex And” in March 2018, as well as starring in Treanor’s “June” and “Somewhere Else” in June 2017 and August 2018 respectively – all garnering critical acclaim.

Noel enjoys physical theatre and is a big fan of Charlie Chaplin.

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