As you may have noticed, we’re using a new venue for our latest production, and you might ask yourself where is it?
Ask no longer!
How to get to the Sean O’Casey
NO DRAMA THEATRE
WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
(By Brian Clark)
Dir: Neil Curran
Wednesday May 9th – Saturday May 12th
Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin
No Drama Theatre will present ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway’, a play that explores the controversial issue of euthanasia, from May 9th – 12th at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin 3.
Set in a hospital room, the action revolves around Ken Harrison, a sculptor by profession, who was paralysed from the neck down (quadriplegia) in a car accident and is determined to be allowed to die. Clark presents arguments both in favour of and opposing euthanasia and to what extent government should be allowed to interfere in the life of a private citizen. In portraying Ken as an intelligent man with a useless body, he leaves the audience with conflicting feelings about his desire to end his life.
In Ireland, it is illegal for a doctor (or anyone) to actively contribute to someone’s death. It is not, however, illegal to remove life support and other treatment (the “right to die”) should a person (or their next of kin) request it – in other words, passive euthanasia is legal.
Voluntary euthanasia is legal in a small number of countries in Europe, including Belgium and the Netherlands, where the process is physician-assisted. In Switzerland, assisted suicide is permitted and is the only country that will allow non-residents access to these services.
Ken Harrison – Kevin O’Flynn
Sister Anderson – Saskia Carroll
Nurse Sadler – Ellen Hallinan
Dr. Emerson – Brian Quinn
Dr. Claire Scott – Sophie Van Het Erve
John – Shane Robinson
Claire Boyle – Pearl O’Rourke
Philip Hill – Alan Rogers
Ms. P Kershaw – Sinead Dunphy
Dr. Travers – Cathal O’Donovan
Dr. Barr – Albin Lahore
Andrew Eden – Harry Walsh
Justice Millhouse – Ken Ryan
Tickets cost €12
01 850 9000
No Drama Workshops start again this Tuesday 10th January, 6.45 Synge St. CBS.
This weeks workshop is led by Shane Robinson.
All welcome, as usual (your first class is free of charge!).
We’re also be going to be announcing details of audition dates for the next production!
Congratulations to all our shindig performers, Directors,Writers and organizers for making it a great night!
* Only Visiting
Dir: Shane Robinson
Cast: Justyna Koss, Sophia Isabella
* The Storm
Director: Jonathan Shortall
Cast: Keith Cooper, Sorcha Hennessy
* I’ll Never Tell
Director: Declan Ryan
Cast: Ruairi De Burca, Cathal O’Donovan, Stephen Ryan,David Ryan
* Pvt. Wars
Director: Brian Quinn
Cast: Brian Quinn, Dave McGowan
* The Bottle
Director: Neil Curran
cast: Neil Curran
* Inside It Feels The Same
Dir: Shane Robinson
Cast: Saskia Carrol, Erin Hug
* The Wedding Story
Dir: Keith Cooper
Cast: Lina Jalala, Keith Cooper, Ellen Hallinan
* Avengers Assemble
Director: Brendan Dalton
Writer : Erin Hug
Cast: Joe McCarthy,Sarah Jane Murphy, Damien Holmes
* Medium Sized Trouble In Little Big Land
Director: Stephen Ryan
Writer: Stephen Ryan
Cast: Declan Ryan, Maria Dillon, Erin Hug, Cathal O’Donovan
Resurrection Blues has completed a very successful run in the Theatre@36.
But no time to rest on our laurels, time is fast approaching for our second Shindig of the year.
Thanks all for your submissions!
The Christmas Shindig is now all booked up, we’ve got a bumper crop of 10 acts lined up!
Keep an eye out for details of the acts performing in the next E-zine.
We’ll also have the Gift exchange for the No Drama Chris Kindle( or Secret Santa or Kris Kringle depending on where you call home!) kindly organised by Damien Holmes, if you are not in there’s still time for you to join just follow the link !
If you are Directing in the Shindig, the next step is to make sure you attend the Directing workshop which will be announced shortly (If not already!)
The Show is on December 3rd in the Hall in the Teachers club. Opening times to follow.
CHRIST WILL RETURN
Will you believe HIM?
What will YOU do?
A prisoner who can walk through walls….
the mob mentality….
an American TV crew….
Could this really be the second coming of Christ?
Could we really crucify again?
Ireland has first-hand experience of the dangers of blind belief, be it religious, political or economical
so Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues is strangely relevant in Ireland 2011.
No Drama Theatre follows it’s sell out performance of Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy with this controversial
yet comical satirical production.
Have we learned anything in over 2,000 years?
What will YOU do?
No Drama Theatre presents
Directed by Brian Quinn
November 15th – 19th 2011
Teachers’ Club, Parnell Sq. Dublin 1
Tickets €12 from
An amateur production.
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd.
Get your skates on and get to this great night!
Movie and TV Quiz Thing Part 4 – No Drama like drama drama
Please note that this time it’s a Thursday (Oct6th).
Know your movies? Know your tv? Then pop along for a fun night out. Even if you don’t, with the likes of our video question round and other random rounds you should still enjoy yourself.
The aim of these will be to fund various creative ventures so if you have an arts project, theatre group, short film, film, web show, etc that is in need of some cash then maybe we can sort you out. Details on how to apply will follow.
This time it’s to fund No Drama Theatre’s next production Resurrection Blues by Arthur Miller.
Like them if you haven’t already.
The quiz begins at 8pm in the Gin Palace. €10 per person. There will also be a raffle with amazing* prizes.
Come along, help something arty, try and win a quiz or just have fun.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a team ready beforehand as we can put you with a team. See? There’s even a social aspeact. What more could you want? Teams of 4 or 5.
NO USING IPHONES/SMART PHONES FOR ANSWERS. CHEATERS WILL BE STARED AT.
Mc will be Alan Rogers
Also food is served there till 9.
*Amazing is subjective.
Having played hard-to-get by breaking up for the summer, No Drama Theatre is sun-tanned, sandy haired and ready to return to your lives, fuelled by renewed vitamin D reserves and Calypso’s.
Tomorrow evening (Tuesday August 9th) sees the return of the workshop madness with Brian Quinn taking the reins. As usual the workshop is open to all and newbies are always welcome so why not ask the guy from the meat counter in Tesco or the hot courier girl on the bike to accompany you?…….What could possibly go wrong?
6:45PM – 9PM Synge St. CBS, Synge St, Dublin 8
Your first workshop is frreeeee!!!
August 9th: (Brian Quinn)
First workshop back to recharge the juices. Not only will you be reacquainted with your fellow NoDramaMites but also reacquainted with drama exercises to include acting, miming, blocking, emoting, fishing, fencing and other things you didn’t think you could do. Look on this one as a “clearing off the cobwebs” workshop to get you back into the swing of things. Also, we’ll be discussing our upcoming production and audition schedule. Finally we shall take our place by the bar at Whelan’s for some well deserved wind down pints.
Beginners can hope to achieve: A lifetime of new friends.
Improvers should strive to achieve: Everyone else’s forgetfulness of their drunken antics “that night” before the summer break.