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Workshop – 21/05/2019

We are excited to announce that this week’s workshop (21st May) will be facilitated by Noel Cahill.

This workshop will approach extremity in theatre, taking a look at the hows and whys of extreme acts, disturbing scenes and violence on the stage. The workshop will be of a physical, repetitive and enduring nature; make sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Noel Cahill has been involved in theatre since 2008.

He has primarily written, directed and acted – as well as other work in production,design and lighting. He directed No Drama’s main production “The Trial” – an adaptation of Steven Berkoff’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s novel in Smock Alley’s Boys’ School in 2016.

Noel founded Gorgeous Theatre in 2017, with Ciaran Treanor. He wrote and directed his own creation “Alex And” in March 2018, as well as starring in Treanor’s “June” and “Somewhere Else” in June 2017 and August 2018 respectively – all garnering critical acclaim.

Noel enjoys physical theatre and is a big fan of Charlie Chaplin.

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

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 14/05/2019

For next week’s workshop (14/05/2019) we are delighted to be welcoming back the phenomenal Bryan Burroughs.

Continuing with our theme for May (stepping outside your comfort zone) Bryan has detailed his workshop as being “A follow up workshop in how the physical theatre principles worked on in Workshop One can be utilised effectively and immediately in staging scenes from a selection of contemporary plays.”

(Please note that it does not hinder you if you missed Workshop One! All are welcome!)

Bryan Burroughs trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin.

Noteworthy performances include My Foot/My Tutor with Articulate Anatomy (Best MalePerformance at Dublin Fringe Festival 2004),BarabbasTheatre Company’s Johnny Patterson : The Singing Irish Clown ( Irish Times Theatre Award Best Supporting Actor 2009) and regularly performs his one man show Beowulf : The Blockbuster which originated as a Show In A Bag and has toured Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Australia, New York and was the number one success of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 winning the STAGE Award for Acting Excellence.

Other notable productions include Act Without Words 2 by Samuel Beckett for Company SJ which most recently performed at the Barbican in London and the Centre Culturel Irlandais inParis. He also regularly performs in a two hander adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol with AaronMonaghan which returned to The Ark for Christmas 2016. He played Quasimodo in Angela’s Ashes : The Musical and Lenehan in the returning production of James Joyce’s ULYSSES at The Abbey Theatre in an adaptation by Dermot Bolger and directed by GrahamMcLaren in July 2018.

As director Bryan has directed Fight Night and TheGames People Play and for RISE productions written by Gavin Kostick which won Best Actor and the Bewleys Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe 2010 and Best New Play atthe Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013 respectively.

As Movement Director recent productions include Druid’s Beauty Queen of Leenane, Umbrella’s Glowworm,Fishamble’s Inside The GPO, Yew Tree’s Alone It Stands, Pat Moylan’s Stones In His Pockets, Tarry Flynn, The Skriker at the Lir Academy, BrokenCrow’s Levin & Levin, at the Abbey Fool For Love, TheWake and for Second Age Hamlet and Macbeth.

For RTE Bryan has appeared on RTE Jr’s The Beo Showteaching drama to young children, written four short stories for the Tell Me A Storyseries, written and performed a Christmas short story for the Cór Na Nóg Christmas Concert and directed FightNight for RTE’s Radio Drama season

Bryan also teaches physical theatre at The Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in association with RADA.

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

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 07/05/2019

The theme for No Drama’s May workshops is ‘Stepping outside your comfort zone

Our first workshop of the month (Tuesday 7th May) will be facilitated by Renée van de Schoor.

“Physicality on stage”

In this week’s workshop we will be working on physicality on stage. Through a series of exercises we will research:

  • Intimacy between one actor and another.
  • Physical storytelling.
  • Collaborative creation process of scenes.

(It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing, which won’t prevent you from moving around.)

Renée graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht, with a degree in Theatre and Education. Throughout her studies, Renée directed several productions with a heavily physical component. After her graduation she moved to Dublin, where she worked in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre’s Circle Club and now with the prestigious Abbey Theatre as Business Relationship Coordinator.

During her time in No Drama Theatre, she has gained extensive experience both on stage and behind the scenes as director, actor and producer and is currently secretary of the group’s committee.

After directing a sell-out production of ‘And Then There Were None’, she stepped up as producer for both ‘Closer’ and ’Insomnia’. Furthermore, she appeared as Woman in ‘The Virtuous Burglar’ and played both Lilly and Lilith in ‘She Kills Monsters’ and was production manager of the groups most recent production ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’. Her last production ‘Haven’ appeared on Smock Alley Theatre’s main space as part of Scene + Heard festival and included 12 physical actors.

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

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 30/04/2019

For the final workshop of April we are beyond excited to welcome Shani Williams!

This is all-rounder ‘alter-ago’ workshop which Shani has developed in order to provide you with vital tips and tricks for fully immersing yourself into your character. Shani will be covering topics such as:

● Evaluating observing people
● Stereotypes/Characteristics – how to use them
● The joy of an alter ego
● Back story and development – who are you?
● Getting into character
● Physical movement
● The importance of rehearsal – especially with costumes/props
● Music styles creating an atmosphere
● Costume
● Make up
● Choosing a show girl / alter ego name
● Holding / reading an audience
● Supporting your fellow artists in the arena

Shani Williams is Head of Circle Club, a private members club, and events at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. While managing venues in Ireland for 16 years, Shani uses her down time to be an international Burlesque & Drag King artist, Emcee, Producer, Instructor and an Actor who has also dabbled in writing. She has entertained all over the world including America, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, Australia & all corners of Ireland.

Her extensive experience includes:

Cabaret:
•Dirty Circus, Vodafone Comedy Festival, emcee & artist, 2016, ’18, All Together Now Festival 2018
•Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, emcee & artist, 2014, ‘15, ‘18
•Strand St. Supperclub, founder, producer, artist, Dublin 2011- ‘12
•Identities Parade, Gender Blurred Cabaret & screening of Identities with Q&A, producer & artist, Melbourne & Sydney 2010
•Dublin Fringe Festival, Spiegeltent, Burlesque artist 2006, ‘07, ‘09
And many more…


Theatre:
•S.O.S. A one woman show, written & performed by Shani Williams, directed by Una McKevitt, Mayfields May – Jun 2012
•The Big Deal, Deborah, written & directed Una McKevitt, Kilkenny Arts Festival Aug 2011, Project Arts Centre Nov 2011, Le Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris Mar 2012
•SALIVA, Polly, written by Mark Ward, directed by Emma Weafer, Theatre Shorts DGTF 2011

Film & Television:
•Identities, herself aka Sade O’Sapphic & Slick O’, directed by Vittoria Colonna
*NOMINATED: BEST SINGLE DOCUMENTARY- CELTIC MEDIA AWARDS 2010
*NOMINATED: CURRENT AWARD – best original work based on International Investigation – ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2010
*WINNER: HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AWARD – Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards 2009
*WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY – Gaze Film Festival 2009
•The Clinic, Danielle, RTE 2005

Education:
2003 Gaiety School of Acting, Ireland
2001 Sydney School of Acting, Australia

Awarded:
Best Performance, European Bodypainting Festival, Austria 2005

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

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 23/04/2019

We are proud to announce that this week’s workshop will be facilitated by Alexandra Stamati.

“Just like there is no right or wrong way to be ourselves, there is no right or wrong way to play a character.”

This workshop will focus on building characters through a series of exercises and exploring how their unique interactions can transform a scene.

Alexandra Stamati is a greek actress living in Dublin. She joined No Drama theatre in 2016 where she found the inspiration and support that helped her to follow her passion and focus on acting full time. Since then she has graduated from the full time program in Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting and appeared in RTE’s series ‘Taken Down’, as well as appearing in a number of short films. Alexandra is currently training in physical theatre, dance, acrobatics and martial arts.

Door 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | CBS Synge Street

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 16/04/2019

We are delighted to announce that this weeks workshop will be facilitated by Tamryn Reinecke.

Tamryn will be guiding you through using improv and play to help find authenticity in character development. The class will be focused on the fundamentals of improv as a tool for listening, reacting truthfully, and doubling down on emotion to find truth within your character work.

Tamryn Reinecke is a filmmaker and actor who has been an affiliate of No Drama Theatre for over 5 years. She runs an indie film production house, Pale Rebel Productions, where she focuses on creating original content including a number of award winning short films. As well as this Tamryn is an experienced improviser; she regularly performs at The Tightrope and is a member of MOB Theatre Dublin where you can see her perform every Thursday night in Wigwam.

Door 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | CBS Synge Street

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 02/04/2014

It’s Saturday so definitely time to be making your Tuesday evening plans!

This month we will be focusing on character work and we are delighted to welcome Shane Robinson as our first facilitator of the month.

Shane’s workshop will be “The psychology of performance and how we can use the technique of ownership to build a relationship with our characters.”

Shane is an award winning professional actor and director whose been attached to No Drama since 2008. He’s trained in the Gaiety School of Acting and the programme for screen acting in Bow St. He’s been on TV shows such as Jack Taylor and Vikings and has recently just finished filming the mockumentary series Boyz on Top produced by fail safe films.

In short, he’s a good lad and he can cry on cue!

Door 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | CBS Synge Street

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

Workshop – 26/03/2019

To conclude our theme of the month ‘Stage and Audition Skills’, No Drama Theatre are proud to welcome Rory Hughes as our guest facilitator.

This is a workshop not to be missed as Rory will be working with us on confidence, how to present yourself at auditions, getting into character, and general theatre tips; a full ‘how to’ toolkit for your journey into theatre.

Rory has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and currently teaches at the Phoenix Performing Arts College and AMTA Belfast.

Door 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | CBS Synge Street

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop

The Easter Shindig!

Shindig Shindig Shindig!


It’s Shindig time!!


Ok so the Shindig is where No Drama members get to showcase their writing, directing and acting skills in the intimate surrounds of the Pearse Centre for one night only… the 13th April… A Saturday… because we all love a good theatrical Saturday.


If you have a piece of writing, please submit to contact@nodramatheatre.com this week.


If you are interested in directing one of the pieces please put your hand up by emailing contact@nodramathetare.com.
And if you would like to act in one of the pieces let us know asap that you are interested by… you guessed it… emailing contact@nodramatheate.com.


Thanks everyone, looking forward to hearing from you all.
– No Drama Shindig Team


Workshop – 12/03/2019

“Developing Character through Scene Work”

This week we will be going on a deep dive into constructing rounded characters through short script excerpts. Through the challenge of creating with limited materials we will really push our creativity to its limit!

Where: CBS, Synge St

Workshop begins at 7pm.
€10 per workshop/€25 for the month

If it’s your first workshop, you go free!