Tomorrow is the LAST WORKSHOP OF THIS TERM can’t quite believe it.
It’s been quite the year and as it’s the last workshop of the season we’ve gathered a few workshop veterans to run some of their favourite exercises from the past year. Expect a lot of fun and laughter as we take you through the greatest hits of No Drama’s foray into online workshops!
Join us, we’ve come this far, now let’s have LOADS of fun shall we
Tomorrow’s workshop will be a fun-packed exploration of everybody’s favourite thespian, Shakespeare! We will all be performing in a weird and wonderful improvised version of one of your favourite plays, performed like you have never seen before! Will Macbeth and his Lady live happily ever after? Will Juliet think poison is for losers? Drop by tomorrow and all will be revealed!
We are continuing with all things Seminar this week(ticket link in bio)so…
Tomorrow’s workshop will be hosted by Mr Seán Coyle, the assistant director of Seminar and just an all-around man of talent he will be facilitating alongside some very special guests! Not to be missed, we PROMISE
Seán has been a member of No Drama since 2016 and has participated in several shindigs as a writer, actor, director and host. Since Autumn 2020 he has hosted NoDrama‘s podcast Curtain Call. Seán has also directed for the Short & Sweet Dublin festival, The Frayed festival & the online Quarantine Bake-Off and the Clare Drama/Scariff Bay FM drama radio festival. 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.
Tomorrows workshop will be facilitated by the wonderfully talented -Mr Johnathan Shorthall
“Ready? FIGHT! This week’s workshop we’re all about conflict. Us vs them, man vs woman, you vs you, its the core element of nearly every plot, story and character arc in history. Johnny Shortall takes us on wild ride through all its forms and features.
YASSSS to all of the above, cannot wait for this one folks
The wonderful and insanely talented Ciaran Treanor will be doing his workshop on Melodrama.
Melodrama, definitely not mellow drama. Heh heh heh.
In modern terms, melodrama is typically a dramatic work wherein the plot, which is often sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterization. Bye-bye nuance! Melodramas typically concentrate on dialogue, which is often bombastic or excessively sentimental, rather than action. Melodrama acting styles tend to be overdramatic and unrealistic. But all of this, when done right, can be fairly entertaining.
We will be exploring some fun games and materials in the theme of melodrama. Gettin’ silly with it. That’s the plan. I look forward to seeing you fine folks there.
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 email@example.com 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!