Workshop – 1 June 2021


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🙌🙌🙌

See you there at the usual time of 7pm zoom link below!!…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020
Passcode: nodrama

Workshop – 25 may 2021

Tomorrow’s workshop!
Our fantastic facilitator will be the amazing Alejandro Niklison!

“We are going to explore movement and voice, play with new sounds and movements outside of our comfort zone.

We are going to move from abstract sounds to written text, experimenting with words to break the union

between meaning and intention.

Use comfortable clothes and bring a short text (no more than a couple of lines) that you are very comfortable with and that you can repeat in a loop.
Have a piece of paper and colours at hand.”

Zoom details below!! See you all at 7pm 🙌…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020
Passcode: nodrama

Curtain Call – Episode 14


It may be a wet a windy one out there folks but we have not one but two radio plays to lift your spirits, whether it’s walking in the rain or chilling at home, these are sure to make you giggle🙊

Two for the price of one!

Written and Directed by Johnny Shortall, these two pieces offer up a brace of comedic moments to chase away those lockdown blues.

“The Best Policy”

Featuring Sorcha Herlihy & Renée van de Schoor


Featuring Malcolm Bolton & Jonathan Shortall

This week’s podcast is sure to leave you in stitches, so tune in, let yourself tune out of the real world, relax and enjoy 😎

Workshop – 18 may 2021


Melodrama Workshop

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.

7 pm Zoom details below!!…

Meeting ID: 667 788 2020
Passcode: nodrama 



VOX by Alejandro Niklison is now Casting!

VOX will be a virtual zoom play to be streamed live in the last week of July.

Auditions will be provisionally held on Sunday 16th of May, between 3 pm and 6 pm, through zoom. If you want to audition, please send an email expressing your interest to: and we will send you the audition pieces.
In your email, please include:

– Name.
– Email address.
– Phone number.
– Are there any dates during the rehearsal period you will be on vacation/unavailable?
– Role preferences.
– A summary of your experience in theatre


Character descriptions below:
Note: All characters can be male or female.
MARTIN: One of Tristan´s (protagonist) inner voices. For him/her, art demands nothing less than perfection. He/she has no patience for symbolism, absurdism, or any of those weird schools. Theatre should be naturalistic, and the goal of theatre is to imitate and recreate our reality. He/she is a non-bullshit, to the point kind of person, and demands the same from everyone else. Especially from Tristan.

NOAH: One of Tristan´s (protagonist) inner voices. The optimistic one. He/she adores everything Tristan writes, maybe a bit too much. All ideas are perfect. He/she simply doesn´t understand why anyone would suffer for their art. Art should be fun, beautiful and light as a feather.

Exciting times ahead!💫🙌

Monologue Night – 17 May 2021

Gorgeous day
Gorgeous news…

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.

In the words of Madonna- EXPRESS YOURSELF!


😘 x

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


It’s Sunday!

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!

Tune in, relax and enjoy the episode! 🎙