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WORKSHOP – 11th APRIL

No better way to start the week! Tomorrows workshop “Movement training for actors- using mind, body and spirit” will be facilitated by the always lovely Charlotte Keating.

In this week’s workshop we will explore the “Triadic Approach”, developed by Jean Sabatine (a specialist in movement for actors) which aims to combine these three elements through physical movement.

7pm, CBS Synge St.
See you there!

WORKSHOP – 28th FEBRUARY

Tomorrow’s workshop will be facilitated by David Breen.

“Getting into character and letting go”

Fresh from the first official rehearsal of “Closer”, he’s got big plans for you all.

Reminder – due to scheduling, workshops must begin at 7pm. If they don’t then you lose out on some valuable theatrical time so please try to make it on time to the workshops.

Workshop -7pm, CBS Synge St. (If you’re a newbie, your first workshop is free!)

Yizzer all only great and lovely!

Membership benefits.

Just to give a taster of the kind of opportunities that come up for no drama members:

Areaman Productions contacted the group to conduct interviews to be used in a short film, you can see the results of that here.

(no drama members can be seen at numbers : 18, 27,36,45,56,59,62,65,69,99,113,116,123,133)

Recently the group members have also been offered the opportunity to take part in a D.I.T final year fine art project. More details here.

Last year the group also appeared on RTE’s nationwide programme.

Opportunities for screen and stage come up pretty regularly for no drama, come along and see for yourself!

Specialised Workshop Sat March 20th: Comedy

The next specialised workshop will be run by Aidan Killian and will take place on Saturday March 20th from 11am to 5pm. The cost for monthly paid up members is 20 euros and for non-monthly paid up members it is 30 euros. To secure your place you must pay the fee in advance.

Course Outline

From 11am to 1pm:

– Theory on making people laugh
– comedy methodology
– How to be comfortable on stage
– Psychology of leading an audience

Between 2-5pm:

– 3 different ways to develop material
– Learn to craft a set.
– Understand and master timing
– Deal with the unforseen
– A taste of story telling

Aiden ran a course last year and is hoping to do a short introduction and move forward from what he did on the last course with No Drama so new and returning participants can feel the benefits.

You can find out more about him here:
http://www.aidankillian.com/
Remeber Prebooking essential: you can book via

contact@nodramatheatre.com or secretarynodrama@gmail.com

Specialised workshops : Directing

We’re proud to announce the first of our day long specialised workshops for this year

Our very own Brian Quinn will be leading a Directing workshop on Saturday the 13 of March in Synge St. CBS.

Prices are 15€ members /30€ for non-members.

You may also choose to book for two of the upcoming workshops for a reduced fee, These are likely to include Clowning,Combat and some Production courses, subject to change.

Contact secretarynodrama@gmail.com with your booking, Book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop Details

Workshop: Exploring Status and Power in directing a scene for theatre

Time: 11:00am – 5:00 pm

11:00 – 12:00

This will consist of a warm up session of about 20 minutes. The warm up will aim at focusing on the theme of the day namely Power and Status in a fun, energetic and cerebal way.

On completion of the warm up there will be a number of exercises involved with looking at power/status, blocking and the power scale as we look towards directing and developing a scene.

12:00 – 1:00

All participants wil be given a chance to explore the different ways a scene may be approached and directed using blocking and the power scale. This will involve a great deal of participation from the people taking part and the audience watching. All ideas and suggestions will be explored. “Story-boarding” a scene may also be introduced (this would stretch the time to possibly 1:30)

1:00 – 2:00 (or 1:30 – 3:30) Break

2:00 – 5:00 ( or 2:30 – 5:30)

In the afternoon budding directors will have the chance to direct a scene, between 5 – 10mins long, with the focus on power and status within that particular scene using the ideas and information from the morning session. Actors will have a chance to figure out their character’s power/status and how it developes throughout a scene. These scenes will then be performed in front of the rest of the group where we will be looking for feedback on the blocking and “layout” of the scene.

Brian can cater for for 5 – 8 directors and 13 – 15 actors for this piece, please let us know when booking what your preference is.

Wanted : New Bodies!

Why yes, Its over. Wah wah wah. Its time to man up, move on and start banging other plays.
So we think its about time to announce the two, one act plays that No Drama Theatre will be performing in Smock Alley Theatre week beginning June 6th 2010? Damp yet? You should be…
Here are the sexy beasts on offer to help get you through those lonely Feb-Jun nights.
1. Me and My Friends by Gillian Plowman
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A hilarious and heartbreaking play about nutters post-hospitalisation. Oz has never got over his mammy’s death, Bunny worked so hard his wife ran off, Robin suffocated her son and Julia is so obsessed by men she goes on the game. All thrown together at a house party where they try and act all normal like.
The play contains 4 characters 2M 2F
2. Old Saybrook by Woody Allen
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A highly amusing and watchable play which takes place a day in the lives of 3 couples whose seemingly boring marriages are rocked by shocking revelations. Contains an off stage cameo by Tiger Woods which is more relevant now than when it was first written.
The play contains 7 characters 3F and 4M
Both plays were picked to work well together exploring the nature of relationships and people trying to, you know… get up on each other and deal with mental stuff.
Plays contain no nudity , very little violence but there may be brief kissing in one. Very brief though. No tongues, no boob and/or wang touching .

Why yes, It’s over. Wah wah wah. Its time to man up, move on and start banging other plays.

So we think its about time to announce the two (one act) plays that No Drama Theatre will be performing in Smock Alley Theatre for the week beginning June 6th 2010? Damp yet? You should be…

Here are the sexy beasts on offer to help get you through those lonely Feb-Jun nghts.

1. Me and My Friends by Gillian Plowman

A hilarious and heartbreaking play about nutters post-hospitalisation. Oz has never got over his mammy’s death, Bunny worked so hard his wife ran off, Robin suffocated her son and Julia is so obsessed by men she goes on the game. All thrown together at a house party where they try and act all normal like.

The play contains 4 characters 2M 2F

2. Old Saybrook by Woody Allen

A highly amusing and watchable play which takes place a day in the lives of 3 couples whose seemingly boring marriages are rocked by shocking revelations. Contains an off stage cameo by Tiger Woods which is more relevant now than when it was first written.

The play contains 7 characters 3F and 4M

Both plays were picked to work well together exploring the nature of relationships and people trying to, you know… get up on each other and deal with mental stuff.

Plays contain no nudity , very little violence but there may be brief kissing in one. Very brief though. No tongues, no boob and/or wang touching .