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WORKSHOP – 2nd MAY

So…how bout that post-bank holiday Tuesday? Well don’t fall into despair its workshop time here in No Drama Land! And we have quite a doozy for you tonight the man of chairs Mr Jonathan Shortall will be guiding you through a workshop based around the foundation of all theatre and indeed life as we know it, communication! We will look at how we communicate on stage, with our fellow players, audiance and ourselves.

But whats that? There is more? Yes indeedy tonight will see the debut of our two new fabulous Dutch interns! We have a prestigious history of showing our internees a good time so please come on down and make their night with a big gathering.

Workshop kicks off at 7 PM in Sygne Street CBS School. €10.00 for this week or €25.00 for the entire month! Newbies come free so please bring along a co-worker/friend/commuter!

AUDITION ALERT!

Our next play will be “Harvey” by Mary Chase.

“Harvey” is the tale of Elwood P. Dowd whose best friend happens to be a 7ft tall talking rabbit.

The play is set on the East coast of America in the 1940’s-1950’s (accent not a major concern).

Director – Declan Ryan
Assistant Director – Louise Dunne
Production Manager – Adam Lowe
Venue – Boys School, Smock Alley
Dates – First week of December (TBC)

Auditions:
30/08/15
Synge Street School
3.30pm – 6pm

01/09/15
Synge Street School
7pm – 9:30pm

Call Backs: 06/09/15

Character Bio’s

Male:

Elwood P. Dowd: 30’s-40’s; Eccentric, Fiercely likeable alcoholic, whose best friend happens to be a 7 foot tall talking rabbit. Elwood has recently come in a fortune due to his beloved mother’s recent passing.

Dr William Chumley: Middle Aged; Head Psychologist at Chumley’s Rest, an institute he created, arrogant and conceited he fully believes there is no problem he can’t solve.

Dr Lyman Sanderson: 20’s; Brilliant, but naïve young doctor of psychology at Chumley’s Rest. He has been personally chosen by Dr Chumley to be a resident doctor in the institution.

Duane Wilson: 20’s; Orderly at Chumley’s Rest, enjoys strong arming the patients at the hospital, maybe a bit too much.

Judge Omar Gaffney: Middle Aged; legally represents the Dowd family’s efforts to have Elwood committed and take over his inheritance

Female:

Veta Louise Simmons: 30’s-40; Elwood’s older widowed sister, sees herself as a high flying figure in society, but comes across as being a bit too desperate, hopes to have Elwood committed in order to get his inheritance. Closest thing the play has to an antagonist.

Myrtle Mae Simmons: 18-20; Veta’s bratty spoiled daughter, wants nothing but a rich husband and life of unearned luxury, she despises her Uncle Elwood and his best friend Harvey.

Nurse Ruth Kelly: Competent member of Chumley’s Rest’s staff, has taken an interest in Dr Sanderson, but can have her head turned by another……

Supporting Characters:

Mrs Ethel Chauvenet: Elderly female, good friend with Elwood’s and Veta’s recently deceased mother – very well to do and ‘posh’.

Betty Chumley: 30’s-40’s Female; Dr Chumley’s wife, kind and friendly to all she encounters she is quite taken with Elwood when she meets him.

EJ Lofgren: a gruff but insightful taxi driver.

Anyone interested in auditioning, please send an email (with your preferable date for audition) to the following email addresses
contact@nodramatheatre.com or ryan.declan5@gmail.com.

You will then receive an extract from the script to allow for audition preparation.

Please state if there is any character you would really like to be considered for or any you don’t want to be considered for. If this is not stated, it will be left up to the director’s discretion.

Directors Note:
“Don’t be put off by my age descriptions, this really is my interpretation of the characters on the page – I fully expect this to be challenged and my mind blown with the sheer level of talent that exists in this group.”

Wanted: One Body. Get your tickets now!

Its here at last, Wanted: One Body, the latest production from No Drama Theatre .

Poster for Wanted One Body
Poster for Wanted One Body

Amateur Drama Group, No Drama Theatre, by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd., will perform Charles Dyer’s Wanted – One Body! at the Teachers Club on Parnell Square between Wednesday 20th of January and Saturday the 23rd January.

Tickets are now on sale here.

see our Productions page for more information ( synopsis, cast and production info and photos)