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We’re back for 2013

Hope the festive season has treated you all well and you have had your fill of turkey, mince pies and quality streets! This is a quick announcement to let you all know workshops are resuming after the Christmas break from tomorrow, Tuesday January 8.

If you’re toying with a new years resolution to do something creative, why not pop in to a no drama workshop, your first one is free so you literally have nothing to lose but a little time!

It’s a  great year to join us too ,  we’ll be five years running  this year and we mean to celebrate!

Schools out for summer

Very quick notice to let everyone know we are returning from our summer break for the first workshop of the second half of the year on the 14th of August 7pm in Synge st. CBS.

Additionally all of our members are invited to the AGM which will take place on the 7th of August in Synge st. CBS at 7pm.

Get me to the Theatre!


As you may have noticed, we’re using a new venue for our latest production, and you might ask yourself where is it?

Ask no longer!


How to get to the Sean O’Casey

Luas – red line

Board a red line tram that is bound for The Point. Get out at the Spencer Dock stop. Going in the direction the tram was travelling take the first left and continue straight down, you’ll come to a wee intersection, continue straight which brings you over a bridge. Take the steps down to your left, at the bottom of the steps don’t immediately go right, but walk a few metres and take the next right turn, go straight on and the centre is right in front of you! It’s just over a 5 minute walk.


Bus

The 151 has a stop about 2 minutes away from the centre. Get the 151 going towards the Docklands (there are stops on Bachelors Walk, Eden Quay, Custom House Quay etc), and take it to the last stop which should be East Rd. When you get off continue walking on East Rd take the right onto Church Rd (I think it’s the third or fourth right), and then the first right onto Marys Rd. et voila! It’s about a 3 minute walk. The buses leave approximately every 20 minutes from their terminus.

Car
If you are driving, the parking in that area is free and there has never been an issue getting parking there. There are a few spaces directly in front of the theatre and then the rest is on the street. The theatre is in a housing estate so just be careful not to block peoples’ gates etc when you’re parking.
Walking
The theatre is about a 20 minute walk from Connolly train station

Here’s a link to the theatre on google maps…
And this is the theatre’s website

We’re Back!

No Drama Workshops start again this Tuesday 10th January, 6.45 Synge St. CBS.
This weeks workshop is led by Shane Robinson.

All welcome, as usual (your first class is free of charge!).

We’re also be going to be announcing details of audition dates for the next production!

WORKSHOPS RETURN TOMORROW (Tuesday Aug 9th)!

Having played hard-to-get by breaking up for the summer, No Drama Theatre is sun-tanned, sandy
haired and ready to return to your lives, fuelled by renewed vitamin D reserves and Calypso’s.
Tomorrow evening (Tuesday August 9th) sees the return of the workshop madness with Brian Quinn
taking the reins. As usual the workshop is open to all and newbies are always welcome so why
not ask the guy from the meat counter in Tesco or the hot courier girl on the bike to accompany
you?…….What could possibly go wrong?
6:45PM – 9PM Synge St. CBS, Synge St, Dublin 8
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Your first workshop is frreeeee!!!
August 9th: (Brian Quinn)
First workshop back to recharge the juices. Not only will you be reacquainted with your fellow
NoDramaMites but also reacquainted with drama exercises to include acting, miming, blocking,
emoting, fishing, fencing and other things you didn’t think you could do. Look on this one as
a “clearing off the cobwebs” workshop to get you back into the swing of things. Also, we’ll be
discussing our upcoming production and audition schedule. Finally we shall take our place by the bar
at Whelan’s for some well deserved wind down pints.
Beginners can hope to achieve: A lifetime of new friends.
Improvers should strive to achieve: Everyone else’s forgetfulness of their drunken antics “that
night” before the summer break.

Having played hard-to-get by breaking up for the summer, No Drama Theatre is sun-tanned, sandy haired and ready to return to your lives, fuelled by renewed vitamin D reserves and Calypso’s.

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday August 9th) sees the return of the workshop madness with Brian Quinn taking the reins. As usual the workshop is open to all and newbies are always welcome so why not ask the guy from the meat counter in Tesco or the hot courier girl on the bike to accompany you?…….What could possibly go wrong?

6:45PM – 9PM Synge St. CBS, Synge St, Dublin 8

Your first workshop is frreeeee!!!

August 9th: (Brian Quinn)

First workshop back to recharge the juices. Not only will you be reacquainted with your fellow NoDramaMites but also reacquainted with drama exercises to include acting, miming, blocking, emoting, fishing, fencing and other things you didn’t think you could do. Look on this one as a “clearing off the cobwebs” workshop to get you back into the swing of things. Also, we’ll be discussing our upcoming production and audition schedule. Finally we shall take our place by the bar at Whelan’s for some well deserved wind down pints.

Beginners can hope to achieve: A lifetime of new friends.

Improvers should strive to achieve: Everyone else’s forgetfulness of their drunken antics “that night” before the summer break.

image 'Hello yourself' by t.magnum

No Drama Theatre’s Music of Life at Body and Soul

Ever think there’s a soundtrack to your life?

The track you went on your first date to……

The track you broke your heart to……

Heart Shaped Vinyl by John Morton plays its way through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s posing the question:

Do our lives direct these soundtracks….or do these soundtracks direct our lives???

Find out by meeting in The Rose Garden of Body & Soul Festival at 2PM on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June.

Wearing the DIRECTOR’s wellies is BRIAN QUINN

CAST:
SHANE ROBINSON
ELLEN HALLINEN
SASKIA CARROL
ALAN ROGERS
DENISE ROCHE
SHEILA DOOLEY
NEIL CURRAN
DAMIEN HOLMES

Here are some other reasons to look forward to Body & Soul Festival:

Dancing under the Stars.
Sparkling Conversations in the Hot Tub.
Gramophone Grooves.
Acoustic Sessions.
Electronic Symphonies.
Marshmallows on a Bonfire.
Glitter Balls.
Pop-Up Performances.
Lanterns.
Lakeside Massage.
Twinkling Pathways.
Violins in the Rose Garden.
Disco Yurts til Dawn.
Fireworks.
Candlelit Opera.
Four-Poster Picnics.
Masks.
Feathers.
Funky Parties in the Woods.
Tea Cups at Breakfast.

Weekend camping tickets only €99 available from www.bodyandsoul.ie

Speech and Drama Course postponed. Start date is now Monday April 11th.

To the people who signed up for this, our dearest tutor is poorly and unable to start the course tonight. apologies for any inconvenience. However, for those of you who thought you missed the boat on this super course, well you have one more week to drop anchor and email Sheila at secretary@nodramatheatre.com for more details and a course schedule.

Speech and drama skills foundation course – 10wks starting Monday April 11th.

SPEECH & DRAMA SKILLS FOUNDATION COURSE
Fancy a challenge?
Want to push yourself that extra half inch in theatre?
……then Darragh Beirne’s Speech & Drama Skills Foundation Course is just what you’re looking for…….

The Speech & Drama Skills Foundation Course is carried out in a fixed group workshop environment with the overall objective of equipping members with an increased knowledge and understanding of theatre skills, both practical and physical, while encouraging exploration & imagination.
The course includes an introduction to Stagecraft & Acting Methods. It will run at a high pace and will require full attendance to all classes, as well as focus & participation from the start. This course is suited towards those who are looking to improve on their current skill sets achieved through regular workshop attendance, rather than those looking for confidence on stage and new to drama.
All participants will be assessed on completion of the course. It is envisaged participants will have achieved a higher understanding of theatre and stage theory and practice through a structured methodology equipping them with skills to further their hobby or career paths” (Darragh Beirne).
IMPORTANT INFO:
Booking must be made in advance by Sunday April 10th to secretary@nodramatheatre.com as the course will not take place if numbers are too low. Members can not join after the due date if the course goes ahead.
Payment can be made to Sheila on or before the first workshop. The cost is €50 for the 10 week course on top of membership. Please note that this is an extremely low cost for a course of this quality. The course takes place from April 11th to July 4th. Workshops will not run on bank holidays or over Easter. One workshop will take place on a Saturday afternoon. Date to be confirmed.
The course is run by Darragh Beirne. Darragh is a past member of No Drama Theatre and holds Level 3 Graded Examination in Speech & Drama with RIAM & LCM, DipLCM, ALCM in performance and teaching

Catching up

Apologies for the lack of updates here folks, we’ve been incredibly busy trying to pick plays and hunting for directors and generally being so up to our eyeballs we’ve not been able to keep up.

We’ve got a couple of big announcements which have been posted elsewhere but we include here for completeness!

Next Production – Ecstasy by Irving Walsh (Adapted by Keith Wyatt)
After a very difficult review process the next production has been announced and audition notices sent out.

Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story from the novel Ecstasy called the undefeated:
“The longest story, The Undefeated, presents slice-of-life episodes from the lives of two recreational drug users. Lloyd, an aging clubber, begins to question his life and considers the possibility of falling in love. Housewife Heather leaves her Dire Straits-loving suburban husband and starts a new life amongst the rave scene, where she meets Lloyd”
(Intandem attached to Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy).

The Director has also been chosen for Ecstasy, Dave McGowan who will be documenting his experiences on this blog. If you’re interesting in performing you can post a comment below and we’ll contact you with details.

expect a follow up post on how else you can get involved.
John Cremer Guest appearance at Laughalot!

LAUGHALOT IMPROV is honoured to be joined by improvisation legend JOHN CREMER (all the way from the UK) for one night only this Thursday March 10th.

Founder of Brighton’s multi-award winning comedy improv. group ‘The Maydays’ and Fellow of ‘The Professional Speakers Association’, John Cremer is not only renowned for performing and teaching comedy improvisation, he’s even published books on it!

No Drama went to TedFest

LAUGHALOT IMPROV. (No Drama Theatre’s Comedy Improv. Team) were invited to perform at this year’s Tedfest, the annual Father Ted festival held on the Aran Islands. This is the first year that the festival will feature improv. and in keeping with the spirit of the festival the group were be billed as “The Unscriptured”.

Neil Curran,Maria Dillon,Ruari DeBurca and Declan Ryan did NoDrama Proud as did Alan Rogers who while not technically performing became a minor celebrity as Fr. Darth Vader while on the island.

Mailing List

We’ve updated our Mailing list, to make sure you don’t miss all the latest and greatest announcements and to gain access to the announcements archive be sure to join the list at http://groups.google.com/group/nodramatheatre

If you’re having trouble signing up drop us an email at contact@nodramatheatre.com