This term we are very excited about introducing a second beginners’ level course - Acting 201 - to follow on from and build on the skills encountered in Acting 101, and strengthening the bridge to public performance that takes place in our Next Stage courses. Of course, students are very welcome to move straight to the Next Stage after completing Acting 101, but we thought it would be nice to offer the option of an extended period of playtime and exploration!

There are two cycles of each course happening this term, both on Thursday nights - so if you completed Acting 101 before, you can go straight into Acting 201, or you can start with Acting 101, and if you want more, you can then go straight into Acting 201 for the rest of the term. Start dates are 24th January and 7th March.

Acting 101

Perfect for anyone who's always wanted to give acting a try, who wants to brush up on past skills, or who just wants to build confidence, have fun and meet people. Your tutor Barry Hopkins will take you through the basics to working with a script in six weeks, with a lot of laughs along the way! Each week will have a different theme - Presence, Where, Character, Relationships, Story and Text - with lots of fun games and group exercises to stimulate imagination and spontaneity and to get students comfortable working together, before moving into pairs for scene work.

By the end of the course, they should have an idea of what to expect if they were cast in a play and have tools to bring their own creativity to bear on the work.

Following on from this, they can go straight into Acting 201, or, depending on what aspect of performance they have enjoyed over the term, there are Next Stage courses to choose from which will enhance their skills and bring them towards their first public performance.

Course A - 24th January to 28th February

Thursdays,  7 to 10pm

Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, Galway

Cost: €180 or €160 (student/unwaged) with an Early Bird Discount of €165/145 (student/unwaged) if you pay before 17th January.

For more enquiries or to book, call Sarah on 087 237 3531, contact us here or email galwayactorsworkshop@gmail.com

Course B - 7th March - 11th April

Thursdays,  7 to 10pm

Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, Galway

Cost: €180 or €160 (student/unwaged) with an Early Bird Discount of €165/145 (student/unwaged) if you pay before 28th February.

For more enquiries or to book, call Sarah on 087 237 3531, contact us here or email galwayactorsworkshop@gmail.com

 

Acting 201

Perfect for anyone who has completed any kind of beginner’s course, and would like to get deeper into the basics before moving towards public performance. Over 6 weeks, your tutor Sarah O’Toole, will introduce you, through fun games and exercises, to some of the most powerful acting techniques in western theatre, while exploring the world of a classic play text. The group will start by reading and discussing a full-length play, and then explore it over the next five weeks through the lenses of great practitioners such as Stanislavsky, Chekhov, Brecht and more.

By the end of the course, they will have a more complete view of a play text and many different possibilities for approaching it in performance. This course is also useful for students who are interested in directing theatre.

Following on from this, there are Next Stage courses to choose from which will enhance their skills and bring them towards their first public performance.

Course A - 24th January to 28th February

Thursdays,  7 to 10pm

Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, Galway

Cost: €180 or €160 (student/unwaged) with an Early Bird Discount of €165/145 (student/unwaged) if you pay before 17th January.

For more enquiries or to book, call Sarah on 087 237 3531, contact us here or email galwayactorsworkshop@gmail.com

Course B - 7th March - 11th April

Thursdays,  7 to 10pm

Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, Galway

Cost: €180 or €160 (student/unwaged) with an Early Bird Discount of €165/145 (student/unwaged) if you pay before 28th February.

For more enquiries or to book, call Sarah on 087 237 3531, contact us here or email galwayactorsworkshop@gmail.com