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Workshop Tuesday 13th October

Tomorrow’s 2 workshops will be facilitated by Cathal O’Donovan and Nikhil Dubey!
N.B. We’re starting at 7pm sharp Tuesday (13th Oct) at CBS Synge Street.

  • Cathal’s Workshop will be “Chorus workshop: How to work as an ensemble to tell a story.”
  • Nikhil’s workshop will be on “Listening and observing”.
  • See you there!

    Workshops, Auditions & Workshop Auditions

    Tomorrow (Tuesday 22nd) Noel Cahill will be running an audition workshop with a view to creating an entirely original piece.

    The audition is in the form of an informal, loose improv workshop where everyone gets the chance to show their stuff.
    It’s on the theme of ‘enemies’.

    Six actors will be cast after the audition (3 male, 3 female) and from there we will write and improvise a piece on the above-mentioned theme with the intent of performing this piece in approximately two months in front of our peers at the main No Drama Workshop.

    The actors will not be asked to write themselves, the writer/director will polish their words into a simple twenty minute piece which they will learn off and perform coming closer to November.
    Please come along and audition if interested, no experience needed, just hard work and plenty of enthusiasm.

    This audition workshop will be starting at 7pm sharp in CBS Synge Street alongside the usual No Drama workshop which is… all about auditioning!

    Facilitated by Daniel O’Brien the workshop is titled “Auditioning: Face the panel! Be the panel! Fake audition competition in a real life environment.”
    Learn how to deal with nerves, rejection, and preparation.

    Happy Christmas from walrus santa ( and No Drama)

    Santa walrus

    .. Or indeed, happy winter festival of your choice from all at No Drama HQ!

    We’re finished up for the festive period, after a very successful Shindig and Theatre Lovett workshop (and of course our wonderful Chalk Garden!).

    On January 6th We will return with the first of our new year regular workshops, New members welcome (as usual!)

    As always questions, suggestions, requests, ideas, scripts, offers of help and cryptic comments should be directed to

    We know you probably can’t go for such a long period without your No Drama fix, so here’s a little collection of No Drama videos you can dip into while eat your christmas pudding..

    Theatre Lovett

    Couple of announcements to kick off the final month of this term with a bang!

    UPDATE: The Playground Showcase has been postponed until January.

    A picture speaks a thousand words so..

    December Agender

    That’s right a Jam Packed few days of No Drama
    14th is the Shindig,
    15th is the Playground performance, POSTPONED until January.
    16th is a special workshop. Louis from the fabulous will be running a workshop for us entitled “Playing for your audience”
    their blurb below
    Playing for your audience

    This workshop will run from 7pm sharp through to 10pm and places are limited. If you are interested in taking part (and know you can make it) send an email with the subject ‘Lovett workshop’ to

    For all those who don’t make the Lovett workshop, don’t worry, there will be a second workshop running in parallel.


    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!

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

    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).
    Booking must be made in advance by Sunday April 10th to 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

    Specialised Workshop Sat March 20th: Comedy

    The next specialised workshop will be run by Aidan Killian and will take place on Saturday March 20th from 11am to 5pm. The cost for monthly paid up members is 20 euros and for non-monthly paid up members it is 30 euros. To secure your place you must pay the fee in advance.

    Course Outline

    From 11am to 1pm:

    – Theory on making people laugh
    – comedy methodology
    – How to be comfortable on stage
    – Psychology of leading an audience

    Between 2-5pm:

    – 3 different ways to develop material
    – Learn to craft a set.
    – Understand and master timing
    – Deal with the unforseen
    – A taste of story telling

    Aiden ran a course last year and is hoping to do a short introduction and move forward from what he did on the last course with No Drama so new and returning participants can feel the benefits.

    You can find out more about him here:
    Remeber Prebooking essential: you can book via or

    Specialised workshops : Directing

    We’re proud to announce the first of our day long specialised workshops for this year

    Our very own Brian Quinn will be leading a Directing workshop on Saturday the 13 of March in Synge St. CBS.

    Prices are 15€ members /30€ for non-members.

    You may also choose to book for two of the upcoming workshops for a reduced fee, These are likely to include Clowning,Combat and some Production courses, subject to change.

    Contact with your booking, Book early to avoid disappointment.

    Workshop Details

    Workshop: Exploring Status and Power in directing a scene for theatre

    Time: 11:00am – 5:00 pm

    11:00 – 12:00

    This will consist of a warm up session of about 20 minutes. The warm up will aim at focusing on the theme of the day namely Power and Status in a fun, energetic and cerebal way.

    On completion of the warm up there will be a number of exercises involved with looking at power/status, blocking and the power scale as we look towards directing and developing a scene.

    12:00 – 1:00

    All participants wil be given a chance to explore the different ways a scene may be approached and directed using blocking and the power scale. This will involve a great deal of participation from the people taking part and the audience watching. All ideas and suggestions will be explored. “Story-boarding” a scene may also be introduced (this would stretch the time to possibly 1:30)

    1:00 – 2:00 (or 1:30 – 3:30) Break

    2:00 – 5:00 ( or 2:30 – 5:30)

    In the afternoon budding directors will have the chance to direct a scene, between 5 – 10mins long, with the focus on power and status within that particular scene using the ideas and information from the morning session. Actors will have a chance to figure out their character’s power/status and how it developes throughout a scene. These scenes will then be performed in front of the rest of the group where we will be looking for feedback on the blocking and “layout” of the scene.

    Brian can cater for for 5 – 8 directors and 13 – 15 actors for this piece, please let us know when booking what your preference is.