Introduction to Acting
For 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. Optional discounted group theatre visit.
THe next stage - Physical Theatre & Devising
An intensive course which focuses helping students to explore and develop how they use their bodies on stage. Over 12 weeks, 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 an established Galway theatre venue. Some acting experience is required.
The Next Stage - VOice, Text & PRofessional skills
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 an established Galway theatre venue where students will perform a scene and a monologue. We will also have a workshop on audition skills and professional development. Some acting experience and an interest in the acting industry is required.
As the experience of public performance is central to our ethos, we are usually run a more advanced performance course which culminates in a public performance of a classic play. This course is by application only and interested parties are advised to email the contact below with details of availability, interest and level of experience. It gives students the opportunity to gain confidence in working with more classical text as well as giving them the experience of being involved in a full show.