The Shindig will take place on the 9th of July and here’s the low-down:

The Shindig is the No Drama bi-annual showcase night where several short plays are chosen, directed, acted, and many written by all you wonderfully talented people.

Registration Opening: NOW! (Go! Go! Go!)
Registration Closing: Sunday 29th May

To take part, the director of the piece must email with the following:

  • Name of Piece
  • Writer’s name
  • Number of performers
  • Director’s contact details
  • Length of piece
  • Draft script of the piece
  • The sad news is that due to the demand for spots in the Shindig, the above detail must be included in order to be considered. Depending upon demand for the places in the shindig not all pieces might be accepted.

    It’s a great chance to try something new or different, or take on a different role, so here’s plenty of notice to start thinking about what you might like to do.

    The T&C’s (That’s T&C, not G&T)

  • All performers and directors must be paid-up active No Drama Theatre members in December
  • Participants are permitted to act or direct or both but cannot be involved in more than 2 pieces. Writing does not impact this requirement, therefore you can write as many pieces as you want!
  • The director is the main point of contact and is expected to liaise and coordinate with their team and committee as required.
  • The maximum permitted length of a Shindig piece is strictly 15 minutes or less.
  • If your piece is a copyright work, it is the director’s responsibility to secure performing rights. Performance rights can be secured via the Drama League of Ireland for most works.
  • Each piece is responsible for their own costumes, props and sets. All pieces are advised to keep their set, lighting and sound requirements to a minimum to facilitate a speedy change between performances.
  • Failure to adhere to any of the deadlines set out above or any instructions set out by the committee will result in your piece being removed from the show list.
  • All pieces and casts must be available on the date for the Rehearsal Review.
  • The selection process will be curated. We expect to have an average of 8 performances depending on timings.
  • If you are interested in performing or directing but unsure how to get involved, please let yourself be known at a workshop or post a message on our facebook page for other members to see!

    The committee will support you along the way; don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice!

    The Shindig is not a variety show, performance pieces only please!

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