Electric Picnic Show ——— Back On!

Unfortunately ‘Love, Hate, Whatever’ will not be perfomed at Electric picnic as advertised.

We have had word this morning from the organisers that they have had to cut a number of acts from the Theatre tent for organisational reasons.

While this is sad news, rest assured that we will arrange a public performance of Love, Hate, Whatever in the near future as soon as we can arrange a venue. Watch this space.

Forget what we said, We’ve just recieved confirmation from Electric Picnic organisers to say the Show Will Go On!

CAST ANNOUNCED for The Wyrd Sisters (r)!

Congratulations to our wonderful cast who have been selected to act in our next production. They will be going into hiding for the next few weeks until the opening night on November 3rd. Say goodbye to your loved ones folks!

The cast includes a mixture of newbies, regulars and experienced workshoppers…. Maria Dillon, Ann Hogan, Ellen Hallinan, Dave Fleming, Cathal Whatsyoursurname, Rachel Byrne, Joe Kearney, Shane Robinson, Brendan Dalton, Carl Finnegan and Damien Holmes! Congrats to all!

Audition Time Again!

Next Production [ subject to license]

No Drama is delighted to call to auditions for it’s next production: Terry Pratchett’s ‘Wyrd Sisters’ [subject to license]. These will take place next Tuesday, August 24th at our usual home, Synge St Boys CBS, from 6pm – 10pm.

Everybody interested in auditioning and who is also a full member* of No Drama Theatre then email wyrdsistersnodrama@gmail.com to book your audition, receive the audition sheets and all other Wyrd related information. Call backs will be on Wednesday, August 25th.

If you can’t make it Tuesday, there will be some audition slots available before or after Monday’s workshop (the 23rd) but you must let us know by Sunday evening if you need to avail of them.

Rehearsals start next Sunday, August 29th and will run 2-3 days a week (between weekdays and weekends) until the productions starts on November 3rd – 6th. Potential cast must be available for the entire rehearsal schedule.

Go on, be WYRD! Continue reading Audition Time Again!

Weekly workshops return!

No Drama Theatre’s weekly workshops are resuming after our summer ‘break’ this Monday and Tuesday at 7pm in Synge St Boy CBS. The first night for new members is, as always, free of charge. It is 10 euros a class after that, or monthly membership is a mere 25 euros… (!).

Our next production is going to be cast soon and you have to be a paid up monthly member to audition. We are also looking for backstage crew for this too.

It’s gonna be a good year my pretties!

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 ‘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? 😉

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!