Another Tuesday another workshop day!

Today’s workshop “All In The Game” is facilitated by Mr. Chairman a.k.a Johnny Shortall.

The workshop is about finding the game of the scene.
What is the Game? How do we find it and most importantly: What do we do with it when we do?

All these questions and more will be explored in what promises to be a fun and playful workshop for all experience levels.

Newbies get their first workshop for free!

Doors 6:45 | Workshop 7:00 | Synge Street CBS.

No Drama Monologue Night – The Spooky Edition

We’re delighted to present our next monologue night, Monday, 6 November,  the second night under the wings of the fantastic Lesley-Ann Reilly.

This monologue night the theme will be “Spooky”.
So whatever paranormal devilishness turns you on, you’ve got a few weeks to muster and channel it all into a monologue of your choice.
If you want to participate (which we highly encourage) please contact our Lesley-Ann, and she will put your name down on the list.

If you’re more of the observing kind, we’d love for you to come along and support our actss for only €5! It’s guaranteed to be a highly entertaining night!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!


Being back in work after a bankholiday Monday is hard on all of us… Luckely, it’s Tuesday, which means WORKSHOP DAY!!

Today we have a special one! This workshop is facilitated by Noel Cahill, who is gonna take you on an adventure in: Jerzy Grotowski – Towards a Poor Theatre.

There is only one element of which film and television cannot rob the theatre: the closeness of the living organism. Theatre is just actor and spectator.

In this workshop, we will focus on that, strip it all back, make it ‘holy’ as Grotowski (see picture) puts it. We will be devoid of all the frills of theatre and focus solely on the human organism in front of an audience of one or more.

The workshop will look at the body, the voice and the breath of an actor. The workshop will be rather physical so please wear comfortable/loose/suitable clothing.

For our new members, your first workshop is free!

Doors 6:45 | Workshop 7:00 | Synge Street CBS.


Tuesday is nearly here and that means we have a workshop for y’all! This week sees our resident dynamic duo Fintan and Alex taking to the hallowed halls of Synge Street to deliver what promises to be quite the workshop: “The Emotional Centre – Exploring Your Character’s Body and Psychology”.

We’ll be learning to bring depth to your character through physicality and tapping the actor’s emotional reserves. We will be learning tools to keep your character psychologically and physically authentic, and not be overtaken or overwhelmed by a scene.

We hope to see you all there tomorrow.

And if you’re new, your first workshop is free!

Doors 6:45 | Workshop 7:00 | Synge Street CBS.




Nearly everyone in Ireland has got the day off and we hope you’re all save and inside!
While the hurricane is finding it’s way towards Dublin, we thought we might as well entice with details of our workshop.
Tomorrow we have no one less then one of the founding members of No Drama Theatre, Dave McGowan, who is also super awesome and nice, facilitating our workshop!

About the workshop..

WHERE are we going? We’re going to work on creating convincing places for an audience. Aircraft hangar? Boutique cake shop? That space under your stairs? No sweat and all without a sheet of plywood in sight!

We hope to see you all there tomorrow.

And if you’re new, you’re first workshop is free!

Doors 6:46 | Workshop 7:00 | Synge Street CBS.

Auditions Coming


As you may have heard, the directors of our Winter One Act Show have been chosen, which means the next step is to assemble three wonderful casts! There will be auditions on THREE seperate dates: The first of which will be taking place on Wednesday 18th of October at 7.30pm in Synge Street School. (Venue may change due to availability, any change will be announced beforehand.)

The auditions on Wednesday are for the comedy piece “The Virtuous Burglar”, directed by No Drama stalwart John Fox.

“A somewhat dark comedy about the secrets and lies that two couples share, and The Burglar (and his wife) who get caught in the middle of their trysts.”

Character List:
-The Burglar (Male): between 25 and 35, has a sensitive and good soul in spite of his profession.
-The Burglar’s wife (Female): between 25 and 35, has a very over protective relationship with her husband.
-Man (Male): Between 25 and 45 – The owner of the home the action takes place in, he is a well to-do-city council man who is married to Anna, but is having an affair with Woman
-Woman (Female): Between 20 and 35 – She is married to Antonio but is having an affair with Man and is terrified of being caught
-Anna (Female): Between 25 and 45 – she is married to Man but is having an affair with Antonio
-Antonio (Male): Between 20 and 30 – a foreigner, he is married to Woman but is having an affair with Anna.
-Second Burglar: He/she is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. A short role that would suit a wide selection of people.

The show(s) will run from Tuesday 12th of December to Saturday 16th of December in the Teachers’ Club. If you are interested in auditioning, please send us a message on Facebook or email us on detailing what part you would be interested in auditioning for so we can book you in and send you the relevant audition piece. Please note in order to audition you must be a fully paid up member of No Drama for the month of October, you can pay at the next workshop or at the audition and the cost is €25 per calender month.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and in your email over the coming days, as more audition information is coming for this and the other two plays! (But just because you were so good and read all the way to the bottom of this long text post, there will be auditions on Saturday 21st October for “The Problem” directed by John Lawlor, and on Monday 23rd October for “Five Kinds of Silence” directed by Tamryn Reinecke. Aren’t you glad you stuck with it now??)



Need I say more?

I will anyway. Working together on stage is the theme. Accepting offers from your colleagues on stage and saying yes to situations, characters and conflict.
We will leave you in the safe hands of our Head of Education, the very dutch Renée van de Schoor.

We hope to see you all there!

For all newbies out there, you’re first one is free!

Doors 6:46 | Start workshop 7:00 | Synge Street CBS


Tomorrows workshop will be facilitated by none other than Chairman Mr. Johnny Shortall and is entitled “You Can(not) Overcome”.

In this workshop we will be exploring portraying resistance on stage. Your character will be provided with obstacles and challenges and as an actor you’ll be challenged to portray success and failure on stage.
As always, for our newbies, your first workshop is free!

See you tomorrow!

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


This Tuesday’s workshop is being hosted by the very handsome Nikhil Dubey, who you may know from our amazing last production “Experiment with an Airpump”. He will let you into the world of physical acting.

This workshop will give a taste of how to create a character, with the emphasis on physical traits. He will help you explore physicality of characters under the influence of alcohol and drugs. (and let’s be honest, the alcohol part must not be difficult living in Ireland).

We hope to see you there!

As always, for our newbies, your first workshop is free!

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

Winter One Acts

Hey.. Psst!

You, yes you, we saw you reading our message. You wanted to put your name forward as a director? You wanted to be one of the three right?

Because No Drama Theatre is taking it to the Teacher’s Club to present a series of 3 One Act plays, back to back in one night!


Please email contact at nodramatheatre dot com for more information and an application form.

Applications are closing on Tuesday 26th September!

Don’t miss it!