WYRD SISTERS by TERRY PRATCHETT

No Drama Theatre are excited to announce that this will be their next production [subject to license]

Summary of Play:

Wyrd Sisters focuses it’s attentions on three witches; Granny weatherwax, Nanny Off and Magrat Garlick, that latter of whom sees her role in embracing bubbling cauldrons and occult jewellery, much to the annoyance of her sisters. They are trying their hands at being a coven and it isn’t going quite as planned. They’ve also vowed never to get involved in the affairs of the kingdom, but a murdered king, a baby prince, an angry kingdom and a mere fool cause too much trouble for them to ignore.

Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchett’s sixth Discworld novel published in 1988.

Production Information:

We plan a four night production running from Wednesday Nov 3rd to Sat 6th in The Teachers Club on Parnell Sq. We will have entry to the theatre from October 31st

Cast:

The play features 13 main characters, 5 female and 8 male. There are also parts for extras.

Directing Crew:

We need to appoint a Director and Assistant Director for this production. The directing team will be mentored throughout the production. Due to the nature of the production and the timescale we need a director with some experience this time. Please email chairman@nodramatheatre.com ifyou are interested and detail any experience you have. You dont need to send a CV just a brief breakdown will suffice.

The position of assistant director is does not need experience but, as with the director, will require considerable commitment, dedication as well as time to make this work.

The closing date for applications is strictly a week from today, August 6th.

Production Crew:

As with all our productions we will need helpers back stage and in technical roles. Please drop an email if you are interested in working on the production crew and mention any role preference you may have. A strong crew will be vital for the success of the production!

Date of Auditions:

We will announce the date of auditions once the directors and main production roles (Production Manager, Stage Manager) have been appointed but they will be held in late August. More details to follow!

Please note: Scripts will be available once the liscence has been secured but there are versions available on the internet.

‘NoDramies’ winners list and Summer Break

You love me! You really love me!
You love me! You really love me!

Hopes and emotions were high as the nominations were read for the first ‘NoDramies’ awards ceremony. There were smiles, there were tears, there were laughs and there were cheers! There may also have been a lot of flaunting of rear ends, but that’s a Declan different story for another day…

And the winners are:

1. Favourite Workshop Moment.
“Really dead” Tom Murphy, for playing a perfectly inanimate corpse in the… er… corpsing exercises!
2. Best Male Rear!
Declan “Oops I appear to have dropped something…” Ryan
3. Best Female Rear!
Angela “The Wiggle” Carlin
4. The Alan Rogers Participation Award.
Alan “Ubiquitous” Rogers
5. Bravest Carousel Performer.
Vonnie “Don’t make me do it” Durran
6. Best Accent (performing accent!)
Kate “Coifee” Feeney
7. Most Likely to take their top off!
“Almost naked” Shane Robinson
8.Least Punctual Award.
Barry O’Donovan… when he turns up to collect it…
9. Best on-stage kiss
Ruairi/Noelle in Old Saybrook
10. Best Laugh.
Brendan “Chortle” Dalton
11. Most Likely to end up in prison after a night out.
Shane “It wasn’t me!” Robinson
12. Most Likely to be the next James Bond
Dave “Suave” McGowan
13. Most Likely to be the β€˜next’ Cate Blanchett.
“Ethereal” Sarah Moloney
14. Most Likely to appear in Fair City.
Neil “I hate you all for this!” Curran

And that…

as they say, is that! Another term over. Queue everyone missing one another (and the workshops!) like crazy over the summer break. But fear not people! The workshops will return with a bang on August 16th, when everyone will be re-invigorated and raring to go, when we’ll all be slightly more tanned* than before, and looking even more lovely than before!

There will of course continue to be the Laughalot Improv nights in The Duke, on the last Thursday of the month, and we’ll post more on that nearer to the time of the next show.

*Hey, I’m allowed to HOPE for more sun, aren’t I? πŸ˜‰

No Dramie Awards

The Categories for the No Dramie Awards have been announced!

1. Favourite Workshop Moment.

Who was involved and why, maybe it was a specific improv scene.

2. Best Male Rear!

Exactly what it says.

3. Best Female Rear!

Ditto.

4. The Alan Rogers Participation Award.

An award for those folks who take part in Everything, y’know like Alan Rogers..

5. Bravest Carousel Performer.

Maybe its that person who charges in headlong every time not knowing where they are going to go, or maybe its the one who only takes part occasionally but is terrified every time!

6. Best Accent (performing accent!)

Be it in a workshop, a play ( or just playacting), who’s got the vocal talents?

7. Most Likely to take their top off!

You know who they are…

8.Least Punctual Award.

Who can we always depend on to turn up… eventually.

9. Best on-stage kiss

Couple of candidates for this, there were several snogs in the last few productions, but if foks puckered their lips at a workshop ( as part of the workshop!) you can vote for them here too.

10. Best Laugh.

The loudest, heartiest most distinct or just the most prolific. Who has the best laugh

11. Most Likely to end up in prison after a night out.

No Drama nights out at particularly legendary. who is the life and soul of the party?

12. Most Likely to be the next James Bond

Suave, sophisticated and always ready with a witty retort. Which nodrama member is most likely to land a role as bond.

13. Most Likely to be the ‘next’ Cate Blanchett.

Elegant, talented and holder of a ring or power.. ( I mean an oscar). Who do you think could step into her shoes?

14. Most Likely to appear in Fair City.

Who could reach the heady heights of Carrickstown?

Thats it. send your nomination for each category to secretary@nodramatheatre.com.

The Categories for the No Dramie Awards have been announced!

1. Favourite Workshop Moment

2. Best Male Rear!

3. Best Female Rear!

4. The Alan Rogers Participation Award

5. Bravest Carousel Performer.

6. Best Accent (performing accent!)

7. Most Likely to take their top off

Laughalot Improv Comedy

When: Thursday, 01 July 2010, 21:00 – 23:00
Where: The Duke Pub, Duke Street
What: No Drama presents: Laughalot Improv Comedy @ The Duke!
NoDrama presents: Laughalot Comedy Improv

The first of our soon-to-be regular shows with our new format Improv Comedy Shows which run monthly in the Duke pub!

Come watch as our improvisation comedy performers play a series of unrehearsed games based around suggestions from the audience!

Show starts 9pm sharp, doors open 8:45pm.

Seats can be reserved in advance by phoning 085 2108866

*Disclaimer*

No Drama cannot be held responsible for split sides or sore faces from laughing, although we will be responsible for both!

AGM and The ‘No Dramies’

No Drama is pleased to announce our Annual AGM which will be held Saturday 3rd July at the Teacher’s Club on Parnell Square. The AGM will start at 8pm sharp. We will review the year and discuss our plans for the new year!!

No Dramies
No Dramies

After the AGM, we will be celebrating the end of the of the Drama year with the first ever “No Dramies” Awards Night! We have selected PRESTIGIOUS categories where we will be accepting nominations in advance and awarding the winner on the night!

Directly after the Awards we will continue the celebrations till late with music and, er, alcohol!!

This promises to be an AWESOME night with tears of joy, mental dancing, hairy hugs and random I love you comments much later into the night!

Note that there is a dress code of ‘Smart’ for this event, it is an awards ceremony with photographers after all, so get your glad rags on!! (No Jeans or t-shirts!!)

* If you wish to attend, you MUST RSVP by emailing secretary@nodramatheatre.com by Thursday July 1st. (Sorry but clicking attendance on this page is not a RSVP, you must send an email) *

Keep an eye on your inbox over the next week, when we will be emailing you details of how to give your nominations!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Final Curtain on Me and My Friend / Old Saybrook

Our run of Me and My Friend and Old Saybrook in Smock Alley has wrapped.

Big thanks to everyone who was involved in making it the success that it was.

The Cast and Crew, everyone who got involved in doing promotion and production work, our directors, the very helpful staff at the Smock Alley and of course the audiences without whom it would not have been possible.

Sad to see it end but rest assured that we’ll start work on the next production very shortly.

Announcements

Couple of Big Announcements

1. My and My Friend/ Old Saybrook

starts Next Wednesday in Smock Alley Theatre on Exchange st. Lower.

Show starts at 7.30pm Sharp.

All ticket enquiries to 085-2108866 Or Book Online

The show is running Wednesday through Saturday of that week

We are still looking for volunteers to help out backstage, drop a mail to contact@nodramatheatre.com if interested.

See the Cast List.

**EDIT** now see the cast!

2. Improv at the Kilkenny Fringe!

No drama are performing ‘Improvlova’ our comedy improv act in the Kilkenny Fringe Festival this weekend in the Springhill court hotel.

Show starts at 7.30 this friday!

3. No Workshop next week.

Because we’ll all be committed to the play next week , there are no workshops next Monday or Tuesday

Shindig Performance

This weekend we’re putting on a little thing we like to call the Shindig, our little showcase of the talent that can be found in no drama. It’s an opportunity for folks to put on a show for members friends and family.

The final touches are now being put in place. And we’re proud to announce the acts you will be seeing (in no particular order)

Cha Cha Cha – Dearbhla Lawlor , Joseph Kearney

He who gets slapped – Shane Robinson, Harry Walsh, Noel Murphy

The Sleeper in the ruins – Dan Scanlon, Neil Curran, Dave McGowan

The Moves – Laura McGovern

2 Gays and a Stray– Joe Kearney, Nigel Connor, Sean Markey