Hope everyone enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine last weekend, ’twas only gorgeous! And we have even more sunny times ahead because this week’s workshop will be “The Basics of Writing Comedy” facilitated by the funny and talented man himself Mr Malcolm Bolton!
Inspiration can be a difficult thing to find at times, especially whenever it comes to writing comedy. This week we will be taking a focus on the origins of performative comedy, how the comedic ‘game’ of a scene is established and how to develop character motivations and status.
Malcolm is an Application Support specialist with Zarion software, and your current No Drama Secretary 😉
Outside of actively engaging in No Drama events, monologue nights and shindig pieces, he has also spent his time studying Improvisational Comedy and sketch writing with Mob Theatre Dublin.
How could you not want some more Comedy in your life right now am I right?
Always dreamed of pouring over the pieces of the puzzle, putting two and two together and solving the mystery?
Then this Tuesday’s workshop is for you.
We will be playing a custom-made murder mystery game designed by our very own Jonathan Shortall, and we want you to take part! If you’d like to partake please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us if you’d prefer to be a suspect or a sleuth!
A recovering solicitor and former chair, Johnny has had the privilege of producing, writing and directing theatre for approaching a decade. He is delighted to present his unique twist on the genre to you all tomorrow evening!
We are back, and let me tell you we are back with a BANG!
I am referring to tomorrows workshop facilitator, the one and only, everyone’s favourite, Mr talent himself: Andrei Callanan.
Andrei has been a member of No Drama for over 2 years and has been involved in many different areas of our fantastic group, from being cast in Shindigs and main productions to staring in many recent radio plays, becoming a vital role in our committee and to most recently booking one of the leading roles in the upcoming production “Seminar”.Is there anything the man cannot do?! The answer is no, no there is not, therefore he will be facilitating his first workshop for us and we cannot wait!! This weeks workshop will be “
Accents: An introduction”
We’ll be diving into accents this time. While a good accent doesn’t automatically mean good performance, a bad accent can ruin a good performance. I’ll take you through some of the theory behind accents and maybe teach you a little bit about linguistics too. Using examples we’ll break down the intricacies of an accent which you can use to begin practising for yourself. We’ll also have a bit of fun with it because why not!
Join us tomorrow at 7 pm on zoom for what will be a fantastic evening. The workshop duration will be 1 hour, from 7 pm-8 pm so please try and arrive in our zoom waiting room a few minutes early and we will be ready to rock!
Happy Easter beautiful friends, hope you all had chocolate for a breakfast! Looking for something to listen to on your easter stroll? Look no further as our new Radioplay “Games” is available to stream RIGHT NOW
– Games – Written By Alejandro Niklison and Directed by Terry Kenny, While a storm roars outside the window, Daniel dwells on the past. A voice guides him through visions of his mother, his father, and Tim. But memory is uncertain and, as the images contradict themselves, he starts to doubt his sanity and to wonder: what is this place, and to which point we can trust that what we remember is what happened?
Games is a play about abuse, guilt, and the uncertainty of memory. Directed: by Terry Kenny
Cast: Alejandro Niklison, Andrei Callanan, Daniel O´Shea, Lisa Gallagher, Stephen Madden.
Written and produced by Alejandro Niklison.
It’s so brilliant friends, don’t believe me? LISTEN NOW and see for yourself And have a glorious day!
Lads it’s Sunday evening you know what that means?
New workshop week is what it means, and this Tuesday we have none other than Mr. Stephen Rush himself on his debut Workshop!
It’s gonna be a goodin!
‘Creating Engaging Verbal Structures‘
We’ll talk about how we use language to effectively tell stories at a granular level, how to quickly cut the dead weight from a piece of writing, and I’ll share tools and techniques I find helpful for building something aurally and structurally intriguing. I’m a simple-minded kept man that fritters away my exorbitant free time with novitiate writing and grandmaster drinking. I am a graduate of nowhere and a veteran of one Shindig. I had a brief fling with No Drama before Covid tore us apart and now I pine for my lost love while forgetting to answer her zoom calls.
Looking for something to listen to on your daily walks? Look no further than our fantastic new Curtain Call episode!
This episode of Curtain Call Seán has a conversation with actor and poet Andrei Callanan.
They discuss all things acting, writing, theatre and delve into the foundation of inspiration, actor-director relationships, overcoming shyness, adapting to acting for the radio, poetry, the implication of words into monologues and the writing process and much more.
Andrei is one of No Drama’s diverse talented actors and valued members, and has several radio, stage and online credits to his name and is one of the main characters in our summer production of Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar.
This is such a delight of a listen, two of No Dramas finest! Tune in, relax and enjoy the show
We have a fantastic workshop lined up for you tomorrow with the one and only, beyond talented Dave McGowan!
‘Creativity in lockdown’ We’ll discuss our experiences of creativity in lockdown. Why it’s ok not to be creative, our strategies for dealing with it, we’ll also play with a little piece of interactive fiction!
I think this is what we ALL need right now am I right? So looking forward to seeing you all at the usual time of 7 pm! Zoom link below