Drama School

Throughout the two terms, the students will learn about:

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 the course.

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 objectives and what moves the character.

Working with Props & Costumes: This is a lively and funny class. 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 and vocal projection. 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.

All Classes are student centered, to insure full personal development in creativity and confidence.

Term One in Kiltimagh on Mondays. Eleven weeks costing €90.

September: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. October 7th, 14th, 21st. (no class on the 28th). November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Term one in Swinford on Wednesdays. Eleven weeks costing €90

September 11th, 18th, 25th. October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, (No class on 31st). November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.

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