‘Set Fire to your Imagination this summer (literally!) at The Gaiety School of Acting’
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 5:00 pm | News & Events
The Gaiety School of Acting – the National Theatre School of Ireland is delighted to launch our **HOT** new summer programme with the help of stunt performer & Stage Combat Instructor, Ciaran O’Grady, at our HQ on Essex Street West, Temple Bar. Dressed as a ‘suit’ and ‘bowler hat’, Ciaran demonstrated the power of creativity and imagination over the day to day grind of working life by setting his hat on fire!
Over the summer, The Gaiety School of Acting is running an extensive a range of courses for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced working actors. Popular short courses for Adults set to return this summer include:
Brand new courses this year include the week long – Career Preparation – an inspiring and insightful new programme which will take place every Tuesday & Thursday evening from 8th–24th July. This courses allows those who are serious about acting to learn more about the business whilst honing in on their craft. Casting director Louise Kiely will be teaching certain sections of the course.
There is also a new one day ‘Screenwriting Hothouse’ workshop is available to beginners and seasoned actors alike taking place on Saturday 19th July. Taught by award winning screenwriter Michelle Manahan (Fair City), this course will focus on key areas of character story and dialogue writing and is just one of several specialized workshops running over the summer. Others workshops on offer include:
- Accent Workshop
- Voice Workshop
- TV Presentation Workshop
- Radio Presentation
- The Studio Session
- Casting & Audition
- The Casting Call
And it is not all about the Adults either. The Young Gaiety Summer School will also return to Temple Bar in June. There will be courses for all ages available, for children as young as 7 up to 18. These include:
We have even adapted some of our most popular Adult courses with a Young Adult focus and will be running several new specialised workshops for teenagers
Patrick Sutton, Director of the Gaiety School of Ireland – The National Theatre School of Ireland insists ‘The message we are trying to communicate is that everyone has a creative spark inside them & are just searching for the means to release it. The Gaiety School of Acting encourages people to come find themselves – rediscover their imagination, develop their confidence and basically have a whole lot of fun while doing it’
He continued ‘28 years on and the Gaiety School of Acting is still providing the best training for actors – young and old alike. With our graduates currently appearing in blockbusters and on broadway, we must be doing something right! But it’s not just about acting; it is about inspiring confidence and encouraging people to think creatively’.
For more information or to order a new brochure please call 01 6799277 or visit the website www.gaietyschool.com