Our Introduction to Acting course is on Thursday nights, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This course is for beginners or those who haven’t done it in a while and are looking to get back into it in a relaxed, enjoyable way. We cover all the basics through various games, exercises and improvisations and the main focus is on developing confidence, getting comfortable performing in front of others, learning how to create characters and settings and most importantly, having fun. Starts 21st September. Runs 12 weeks. Cost is €250/225, with an early bird rate of €235/210 if you book before 7th September. Tutors are Sarah O'Toole and Darragh O'Brien.
***SPECIAL PACKAGE DISCOUNT OF €500/460 (STUDENT/UNEMPLOYED) IF YOU BOOK TWO OF THESE COURSES TOGETHER***
The Next Stage: Physical Theatre and Devising on Tuesday nights starting 3rd October from 6.30 to 9.30pm, is an intensive course which focuses helping students to explore and develop how they use their bodies on stage. The course takes place over 10 weeks, but will have the full 12 classes, as there will be extra sessions on dates agreed by group at the outset in order to rehearse for the final performance.
We will encounter different theories and practices of physical theatre from rhythm and movement to body and voice work. We will explore text, lifting the words from the page and taking them into our creative bodies through a series of exercises and assignments. Through Devising we will learn how to work as an effective ensemble, to listen and lead and to explore new ways to create character, story and dramatic tension.
The course will end in a devised showcase performance in the Town Hall Studio on 11th December. Some acting is experience required. Cost is €300/280 (student/unwaged) with an early bird rate of €280/260 if you book before 7th September. Tutor is James Riordan.
The Next Stage: Voice, Text and Professional Skills on Monday nights starting 18th September, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, is an intensive course which focuses on helping students to explore and develop their voices and enhance their skills in working with dramatic text. Over 12 weeks, we will use an established text as a jumping-off point for this work, and the course will end in a showcase performance in the Town Hall Studio on 11th December where students will perform scenes and monologues. We will also have a workshop on audition skills and professional development. Some acting experience and an interest in the acting industry is required. Cost is €300/280 (student/unwaged) with an early bird rate of €280/260 if you book before 7th September. Tutors are Sarah O'Toole and Darragh O'Brien.
Our Play Performance course is on Wednesday nights from 7-10pm. This is by application only and is for experienced students who would like to get involved in a full-length production of a play which will be shown in the Town Hall Studio from 6th to 9th December. Please email as soon as possible, outlining your experience and the play itself will be chosen based on the core group. Starts 20th September. Runs 12 weeks with some extra rehearsals at the end to be agreed with group. Cost is €300/280 (student/unemployed) with an early bird rate of €280/260 if you book before 7th September. Tutors are Sarah O'Toole and Darragh O'Brien.