Our Monologue night is back! May 17th at 7 pm (zoom link to follow)
There’s been a lot of changes the last few weeks, mostly positive but still a change none the less, so if you have something written or found something already written that just gets you and you’d like us to hear it, join us! old and new, members or followers-all welcome.
This week’s workshop will be facilitated by Seán Coyle, the workshop will be a chat about hosting a podcast and radio show, radio plays, recording online for our new way of “performing” (See our Shindigs and Monologue nights)
Seán will also pick a fun script designed for radio and we’ll do a little acting too. Seán will be happy to answer any questions our members may have about the process. Seán has been a member of No Drama since 2016 and has participated in several shindigs as a writer, actor, director, host. Seán has also directed for the Short & Sweet Dublin festival, The Frayed festival & the Quarantine Bake-Off.
Since the Autumn of 2020, Seán has hosted No Drama’s podcast Curtain Call and is assisting Director for No Drama’s latest production Seminar. He currently hosts Urban Smooth a show dedicated to classic and contemporary soul music on Dublin South FM after years of volunteering with community radio.
It’s all about the radio baby! See you all tomorrow at 7 pm sharp! Duration approx 1-hour
Zoom link below ⬇⬇⬇ https://zoom.us/j/6677882020?pwd=UUdDK0Q4U0hlWThmT0g2Vkk5UklEZz09
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!
So that means we have a new curtain call episode for you, perfect for your Sunday stroll in the sun!
In this episode of Curtain Call Seán has a conversation with award-nominated Actor/ Writer/ Director – Alejandro Niklison.
They discuss all things acting, surrealism, writing for radio and theatre and touch upon Alejandro’s progress in the field. They also discuss Alejandro’s recently published book “El hombre Artificial” and his most recent radio play Games. Games debuted 2 weeks ago on Curtain Call and are available for streaming now.
Alejandro is one of No Drama’s brilliantly diverse writers and actors and has several radio, stage and online credits to his name having most recently taken part in the Clare Drama Radio/Scariff Bay FM Festival where his play Wine from Greenland was nominated for overall performance.
Now available and streaming on all major podcast platforms!
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!