For the theatre lover!
Theatre Talks will give you an insight into theatre history, various styles of theatre and how to analyse productions with a critical eye.
Classes will take every two weeks. This course is designed for students with an interest in theatre, but who do not necessarily have the desire to be on stage. Equally actors will find the learnings in this course to be a great complement to their process.
These talks will be led by a highly knowledgeable theatre practitioner who will encourage open discussion and engagement from all present. The group will also attend a Play in a Dublin Theatre as part of the course.
Theatre Talks Sessions
- Introduction to the history of theatre and how it has evolved to this point
- Directing Theatre: an overview of theatre from the Director’s point of view. Students will experiment with various ways the director might approach the play text. Global styles of directing and case studies will be discussed
- Set and Design: how do you set the scene in a powerful way that complements and supports the playwright’s vision
- Acting: acting choices can make or break a production. This week will explore the relationship between director and actor, acting styles through history, and an actor’s process
- Theatre visit: the group will visit The Abbey Theatre’s Faith Healer, directed by GSA founder Joe Dowling and starring Aiden Gillen.
- Discussion: the final session will be spent reflecting on the theatre from the previous week, debating choices related to the learnings of the sessions thus far – i.e Directing, Set and Design, Acting.
Upcoming Course: Apr 8th – Jun 10th
Day: Wednesday (every fortnight)
Time: 7 – 9pm