Our Next Stage courses are a great chance to focus on a specific style of acting and put it into practice in a live showcase performance at the Town Hall Studio in mid-December.

Generally they pick up on techniques encountered in Acting 101 & Acting 201, and develop them to a much greater extent, but they are also perfect for anyone who has done any form of drama course or been on stage before, and doesn’t need to do a beginner’s level course.

As the classes happen on different days, and cover very different topics there is the opportunity for students who might want more intensive training to do more than one course at a discounted rate. So, as always, our special discount of 10% off full price for two courses, 15% for three courses, 20% for four applies.

 
 
 

 

Improvisation & Comedy

Explore your Funny Side with Órla Mc Govern, Bob Hennigan, Sarah O'Toole and Conor Geoghegan.

Tuesdays, 7 to 10pm

This 12-session intensive course is an immersion into the world of comedy, culminating in a live comedy showcase at the end of term.

Last term we took our our comedy course to the next level, with guest lecturers in Stand Up (Bob Hennigan), Improv (Órla Mc Govern), Physical Comedy (Conor Geoghegan) and Sketch Writing (Sarah O’Toole), and had our funniest showcase performance yet, and now the band are back together for the Autumn/Winter Term!

In this course, the different styles of comic performance we encounter both inform and challenge one another. We loosen our tongues and quicken our wits from the outset with some comedy improvisation, before developing some skills sketch writing and stand up. More improv and sessions in physical comedy will help us to embody those ideas before we bring them all together and rehearse for our showcase performance which will take place at the Town Hall Studio on Thursday 19th December.

Starts 17th September, Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, Galway

Cost: €330 or €310 (student/unwaged) with an Early Bird Discount of €310/290 (student/unwaged) if you pay before 9th September.

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

 

 

Scene Study

Tackle Challenging Roles in Scenes from Classic and Contemporary Plays with Conor Geoghegan

Thursdays, 7 to 10pm

This 12-session intensive gets students into the nitty gritty of working with text and builds rehearsal skills as students prepare scenes and monologues from some of the world’s most exciting plays!

One of our most popular courses, this has been many a student's first experience performing on stage in front of an audience and we always aim to make it a special one! We have also had many experienced performers who want to hone their skills in taking direction, get more out of reading the script and bring more to the floor in rehearsal.

This term, students will be directed in scenes from classic and contemporary plays by Performer/Director/Playwright Conor Geoghegan. After some initial exploratory workshops, students will then be cast, and the rest of the term will be spent in rehearsal for a showcase performance which will be performed in the Town Hall Studio on 20th December. We can promise you that the process from page to stage will be a fun one!

Starts 19th September, Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, Galway

Cost: €330 or €310 (student/unwaged) with an Early Bird Discount of €310/290 (student/unwaged) if you pay before 9th September.

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