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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 – 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 – 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

Workshop – 19/03/2019

With the audition process drawing to a conclusion, we want to say a thank you to everyone who turned out and we are so very excited for the cast announcement!

While auditions may be wrapping up for ‘Kate Crackernuts’, fear not! No Drama always has something going on for our members to sink their theatrical teeth into!!

Next up The Easter Shindig!!!  Whoop Whoop!!

This Tuesday Louise Dunne ( the one who keeps popping up everywhere doing all of the things and getting other people to do all of the things) will be explaining all things Shindigery through a fun, energetic, stage skills workshop.

Get yourself down to CBS Synge St. for 7pm because… Well… Sure what else would ya be doing!?

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!


No Drama Monologue Night – The powerful edition

We’re delighted to present our second monologue night of 2018!

This monologue night the theme will be “Power”.
With a monologue of your choice, you’re gonna take the stage, in Flannery’s!

If you want to participate (which we highly encourage) please contact the always lovely Lesley-Ann, and she will put your name down on the list. You can reach her on: Lesley127ann@gmail.com

But if you’re more of the observing kind, we’d love for you to come along and support our acts for only €5!

It’s guaranteed to be a highly entertaining night and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

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.

Lesley127ann@gmail.com

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!

Shindig Shindiggery!

We are delighted to announce the date of our second Shindig of 2010, on Saturday December 18th at 7:30pm! As always the Shindig is a showcase night, where members have the opportunity to perform short pieces for their choosing of up to 15 minutes in length in front of an audience. So if you have a script you have written or you would like to try to direct something or you just want a chance to perform on stage, then now is the time to get your act together! (excuse the pun!)

We encourage members to have a chat to your fellow ‘Dramites’ and work together on a putting something together, be it established or original. If you are unsure of what to do, please approach any of us on the committee and we may be able to recommend a suitable piece.

The closing date to register to take part is 1pm on Friday 12th November but we ask that you register earlier if possible. Please email chairman@nodramatheatre.com If you are performing a piece with other people then there is no need to register individually, one registration is fine. When registering you need to include the following:

  • Your name (duh!)
  • Contact number
  • Name of piece and whether it is an original piece.
  • Author’s name
  • Other performers (where relevant)
  • Director (if known or put your own name in if you want to try directing yourself)
  • Duration
  • Please include a copy of the script where the piece is an original work.
    Each group will be assigned a mentor to assist them with rehearsals etc.

    We do have a few rules and guidelines to be aware of for the Shindig:

  • Shindig performers must be members of No Drama
  • Performers/groups are responsible for securing any performance rights relevant for their chosen pieces. We can assist where possible
  • Pieces must be no longer than 15 minutes
  • Remember to keep your set requirements to a minimum!
  • It’s a date for your diary folks, the Shindig will also be the night of our Christmas party!

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