Study Irish Theatre in Dublin, Ireland
The Irish Theatre January Programme is on hold until further notice due to Covid restrictions.
Spend three weeks immersed in the culture and practice of Irish Theatre. The Irish Theatre January Program is designed for study abroad students with previous experience in Acting. The course explores a unique approach to learning that combines the development of literary understanding with a practical exploration of the craft of acting. On the final evening students will showcase the work studied in a showcase of scenes from some of the playwrights studied.
Explore Dublin and beyond..
As part of the course there are scheduled visits to the theatre and to cultural sites like The Book of Kells, The Guinness Storehouse and Epic Emigration Museum. Weekends are free for students to travel to other parts of Ireland or even mainland Europe.
Week 1: The initial work will focus, through improvisation and breath control, on locating and developing the presence of the actor. Lectures focused on the work of Samuel Beckett and Brian Friel
Week 2: Lectures focused on the work of J.M. Synge and Sean O’Casey. In practical acting classes tutors will engage heavily with the emotional experience of the individual actor to bring truth and integrity to the character they are portraying.
Week 3: Rehearse work on an Irish theatre scene for final showcase. Lectures on contemporary Irish playwrights: Marina Carr, Conor McPherson, Frank McGuinness, Billy Roche and Martin McDonagh.