What you will learn in my Drama Class:
Drama: A practical introduction to acting skills and exercises, focusing on vocal work, movement, improvisation and script work with a practical performance at the end of each term.
Creating a Character: By using acting techniques and improvisation, you will focused on character development. Practical exercises are given to understand movement, how the body works, vocal work, creating different accents and finding objectives that will move your character.
Working with Props & Costumes: This is a lively and funny class for both adults and children. Props and costumes are used to create characters and story lines for plays. It is a great way to develop creativity and self confidence.
Making a Play: The aim is to take students through the process of making and writing a play. The first half of the course is focused on creating characters and working on ideas through improvisation. Once the idea and the characters are devised a script is written and rehearsals begin to perform the play for a live audience. The group are fully involved in the making of the play and develop a clear understanding of drama and the theatre.
Improvisation: Improvisation is brilliant in developing self confidence and creativity. Students learn to think and react on the spot, try out new ideas and explore and develop new techniques’ in acting. Students will explore the principle of character development and movement.
Vocal Work: Students are taken through valuable exercise’s and technique’s in improving their vocal range, vocal projection and creating accents. It is very important to have good projection for stage work in order for the audience to hear you clearly and enjoy your show.
Script Work: is where the students will look and explore a script focusing on; the play structure, plot and themes. Students will act out the parts and by practical guidance will develop a clear understanding in how to read, interpret and act out a script.
Speech & Drama Examinations: Here we look at poetry, mime, theory, reading aloud, improvisation and solo drama pieces.
The drama classes are student centred, to insure full personal development in creativity and confidence.
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Term One September – December 2017: is focused on the Speech & Drama Syllabus from the Leinster School of Music & Drama. (Examinations are optional for students). The students will learn about poetry, reading aloud, theory, solo acting and script reading. As the term is for 12weeks, we will have plenty of time to focus on creating characters and devising mini scripts through group improvisations.
The cost for the twelve week term is 95euros
Term Two January – March 2018: is focused on creating a play for the end of term variety night. Students will create their own characters and work on their own ideas for a play. Each class creates their own plays, meaning that the plays are written by Mary Ellen specially for the students. The cost for the ten week term is 85euros.
Monday September 11th, 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, (No Class on the 30th) November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, December 4th.
Speech & Drama Exams Saturday 9th to be confirmed.
Monday September 11th: Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh.
5 – 6pm = 6+7 year olds
6 – 7pm = 8-10 year olds
7 – 8pm = 11 + 12 year olds
8 – 9pm = Teenagers
September Wednesday 13th, 20th, 27th. October 4th, 11th,18th, 25th ( No class on the 1st November) 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th. December 6th.
Wednesday September 13th: Arts & Cultural Centre, Swinford.
5-6pm = 6+7 year olds
6-7pm = 8-10 year olds
7-8pm = 11+12 year olds
8-9pm = Teenagers.