Category Archives: Workshop

Workshop – 11 May 2021


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 ⬇⬇⬇

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

WORKSHOP – 27 April 2021

Howdy friends!

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?

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

WORKSHOP – 20 April 2021



Ever wanted to star in your own whodunnit?

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 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!

This will be epic, Mark our words!

See zoom links below 7 pm!…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

Workshop – 13 April 2021

Happy Monday dear friends!

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!

Links below, see you there 🥳…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

Workshop – 23 March 2021

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.

Join us this Tuesday at 7pm!

Can’t wait to see your faces 😉

Zoom link below…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

Workshop – 9 March 2021

Happy Monday!

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⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️…

Workshop – 2 March 2021

Guys, its the 1st of March(*cue Nina Simone feeling good)

Have we got a spectacular month for you! Starting with tomorrow’s workshop!

Our facilitator this week is the insanely talented writer, actor, director -Mr. Johnny Shorthall!

“This week we will be looking at working as a collective remotely! How do we create scenes with multiple participants interacting simultaneously? What are the tricks to making a zoom call feel like a piece of theatre? All these questions and possibly more will be answered in this week’s workshop.”

See you all there at 7 bells, you know the drill, zoom link below⬇️⬇️⬇️…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020
Passcode: nodrama 

Workshop – 23 February 2021

MONDAY IS NEARLY OVER, That can only mean one thing…

TOMOROW is workshop day!!!

This weeks workshop will be facilitated by Renée van de Schoor. We will take all the wonderful things we’ve learned over the last couple of weeks and put the cherry on top of this months theme: characters.

Through background work, physicality and voice we will focus on the interacting between our characters. This will be a fun workshop with loooots of social interaction!

Renée van de Schoor is a graduate from the University of the Arts Utrecht, with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Education and currently working for the prestigious Abbey Theatre.

Before joining No Drama Theatre, Renée has been active as an actor, director and assistant director, and has appeared in over 20 productions.

She has been extensively involved in No Drama Theatre, since joining in 2015, and has been director, actor, producer, production- and stage manager for numerous productions. After directing a sell-out production of ‘And Then There Were None’, she produced ‘Closer’. Furthermore, she appeared as Woman in ‘The Virtuous Burglar’, Lilly and Lilith in ‘She Kills Monsters’ and in performance piece ‘Heed, to the Mound’ as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. Renée was production manager of ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ and directed ‘Haven’ as part of Scene + Heard Festival 2019.

Most recently, she directed ‘Mistaken’ as part of Short + Sweet Festival Dublin and was nominated for a price in the category ‘Best Director’.In September, she started her biggest challenge so far, becoming the Chair of No Drama Theatre in the midst of the current pandemic. Eager not to let it stop us from what we do best! Hope to see you all this Tuesday!

See you all there at 7 bells, you know the drill, zoom link below⬇️⬇️⬇️…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020

Passcode: nodrama

WORKSHOP – 16 February 2021

Good morning Monday🌟

This weeks workshop will be facilitated by the wonderful John Fox!

This Workshop will be focusing on voice over acting for radio plays, animation and video games and how to apply your acting skills to it!
Especially in a time where are voice is so hugely important for actors, as we are depending on it now more than ever, this workshop is going to be a fantasic insight into the power of the voice!

Very excited for this!
See you all there at 7 bells, you know the drill, zoom link below⬇️⬇️⬇️

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020
Passcode: nodrama