FANCY being directed by one of galway's most exciting and creative theatre practitioners?


At Galway Actors Workshop we pride ourselves on giving our students the opportunity to perform in public in meaningful challenging roles. The last year has seen productions as diverse as Christopher Durang's romantic comedy BEYOND THERAPY, Will Eno's existential drama MIDDLETOWN, Lucy Kirkwood's satirical representation of the media and Federico Garcia Lorca's poetic tragedy BLOOD WEDDING.

We are pleased to announce that physical performer and theatre-maker James Riordan will be directing our next production which will take place from 4th to 8th September at the Town Hall Studio. James trained in physical theatre at LISPA in London and the ATP in Berlin. He was a core member of the alt-drag troupe The LipSinkers in London for 3 years, touring and performing extensively. He has been on stage with the ENO and the Vaults London, Absurda Comica in Berlin and has worked in choreography, devised theatre and children's theatre on both sides of the pond. He is a regular performer with Macnas and most recently he was a participant on Druid’s FUEL programme.

Rehearsals will start with a group workshop on Tuesday 26th June at the Anno Santo Hotel from 7pm to 10pm. The play will then be chosen by James and a rehearsal schedule agreed upon that suits everyone. 

To apply for the course, send an email to outlining your experience. You don't need loads, we are delighted if this turns out to be your first full-length play, but recommend that you have done some kind of beginners course or previous performance in advance.

Cost is €320/300 (concession) with an early bird rate of €300/280 if you book before 21st June. 


For more information, fill out our contact form, email or call Sarah on 087 237 3531


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