The Gaiety School of Acting

The National Theatre School of Ireland

Script Development Readings Casting Call

This Nov 2018 Garbo Productions in collaboration with The Civic Theatre is excited to announce that we will be holding a two day script development process with playwright and director Margaret Callan Bergin, mentored by Civic Theatre Artistic Director, Michael Barker Caven.

‘Stuck’ is a play centred around a group of secondary school students and the mental and emotional challenges they face growing up today and the sometimes tragic consequences of these challenges. Margaret was recently awarded a bursary by South Dublin Arts Office to bring the play to final draft and these exploratory readings are integral to this final stage of the writing. The writer aims to approach this important theme with originality and accuracy, using this part of the process to reach out further to explore the characters with the insight of young professional actors who can bring their personal experience, insight and empathy to the exploration of the script. We also believe it would be a valuable professional development process for the young actors who take part.

If you available on Nov 13th /14th 2018 and you are interested in being considered for casting please see application details below.

Casting Details:
There are 5 parts for young actors. Each character is aged 14-17 years old. Actors/ Actresses age 16 -23 must have professional experience and demonstrate reliability.

Please contact Garbo Productions via email only with your c.v. & headshot by
email only for further details on casting process and fees.
Closing date for receipt of CV’s. Oct 26th 2018. Please note casting process is
being managed by Garbo Productions Rua Red Arts D22 . Please do not contact
the Civic Theatre regarding casting.


The Gaiety School of Acting is not associated with any castings on this blog  unless otherwise stated.


Casting Call for Film

Casting will take place on Monday the 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd of October at Griffith College, South Circular road, Dublin from 7:00- 10:30 pm. It is advised that you be there a few minutes before 7:00. Someone will be at the front of the college to bring you to the casting room.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS—Must have good chemistry with each other

MARIE—Can be anywhere from early 20’s- mid 30’s. A woman of the night, forced to do horrible things to get to where she is now. Strong and fiery, but as an emotional and sensitive undercoat which she usually manages to keep hidden.

JOSEPH—Can be anywhere from early 20’s-mid 30’s. Has been a bodyguard to a very bad man for most of his life but now wants to escape this. Tough and battle scarred, been alone from a very young age, though he is very much in touch with his feelings.

Any further queries, please direct to the producer/writer of the film–

We will get you to read from the script, but you may also bring your own material to audition with if you wish.



The Gaiety School of Acting is not associated with any castings on this blog unless otherwise stated.

Casting Call for IADT Short Film

We are looking for an actress to star in an upcoming short in IADT. We are looking for an actress late teens/early twenties with a physical disability.

Story: Grace’s struggle with her new disability makes her feel isolated and alone. Stuck in the past, and unable to embrace her crutches, she wished she could dance like anyone else. After facing the consequences of trying to dance like she used to, she finds a new way to embrace her differences.

We want to tell this story with respect and be fair to all involved. This story was written by someone who has an invisible illness. We can offer a small payment of €100 and cover expenses for travel. The shoot will be in Dublin.

Anyone interested please contact Fionn Walshe at


The Gaiety School of Acting is not associated with any castings on this blog unless otherwise stated.



Fancy appearing in a Christmas TV ad with an uber cool well known Irish band?

GASLIGHT are filming a Christmas house party scene on Wednesday the 17th October and they are looking for 30 girls and guys aged between 18 and 25 to make their party happen!

GASLIGHT will pick up the chosen cast from a central location in Dublin city centre by private bus and bring you to the set. They’ll lay on lunch and they’ll also pay a small fee. Filming should be done by about 6pm and they’ll bring you back to where they picked you up from. All that is needed on the day is lots of energy, smiling faces, dancing and you having tons of fun!

If interested send a picture or better still a self-tape video of yourself and your details to before the 15th October.


The Gaiety School of Acting is not associated with any castings on this blog unless otherwise stated.



A Dublin based consultant is looking for an adult male and female for a photo shoot this coming Thursday 11 October 2016 between 10:00 am -11:30 am. The photos will be used to promote a point-of-sale payment machine used by airlines.

The extras will be ‘passengers’ sitting in a mock-up airline cabin and checking in for a ‘flight’, so wear ‘regular’ clothes.

The venue is the Carlton Hotel on the Old Airport Road near the Quick Park next to Dublin Airport. Dublin Bus No.16 operates regularly from the city centre and stops close to the hotel.

The fee is a flat rate EUR 50 per person – you will be required to sign a model release form giving permission for the image to be used in a company website and on marketing collateral.

Interested ?  Call John Dawson 087 240 2844 or on WhatsApp. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, 10 October at 5:00 pm. 


The Gaiety School of Acting is not associated with any castings on this blog unless otherwise stated.

Superheroes Wanted!

We need superheroes! A new initiative to encourage young children not to litter is being launched, and there are two superhero costumes that need to be filled.

You will need to be energetic and enjoy interacting with kids. A script will be provided. Transport to and from venues (mainly primary schools in Dublin) will also be provided. Ideally, actors will be teenagers and able to work during school term time. Some appearances at public events in the future may be required.

Remuneration: €60 per actor. Average gig 3 hours, including travel time.

This will run with the support of Dublin councils.

If interested, please contact Stephen Tyrrell at


The Gaiety School of Acting is not associated with any castings on this blog unless otherwise stated.

Open Call for Performers (Paid)

Three performers wanted for an upcoming performance at the Royal Hibernian Gallery, Dublin on the 16th of November for an audience of 150-200 people.

There is a fee of €100 each for the performers and they would need to be available to do 3 rehearsals and the actual performance on the 16th of November.

Main points to note about the performance:

  • It requires learning off lines from a script
  • Engaging and interacting with audience members
  • As there is such a large audience for the event, people with previous experience and over 18 years old would be preferred

This performance takes its interest from the way that gender and politics intersect and brings into play modes of social exchange. The performers aim is to reveal moments that capture the promise of empowerment which is constructed and filtered through layers of appropriation from self-help books and mainstream media.

Please contact Lisa Freeman at  if you’d like further information on the project.


The Gaiety School of Acting is not associated with any castings on this blog unless otherwise stated.

Bram Stoker Fest Volunteer Call Out


… ‘If you gaze long enough into the abyss..the abyss will gaze back into you’ – this October Bank Holiday Weekend (26th – 29th) sees Bram Stoker Festival return for its 7th sequel and we are looking for night-time crawlers and ghoulish creepers to join our volunteering Carnival of Souls.

This year sees World Premieres and New Scores, Old Revivals and Immersive Scares of Interactive Experiences, Family Friendly to Adult ‘Hauntings’ – a truly ‘terrifyingly, infectious opportunity to being part of this bank holidays Carnival of Souls. Once bitten it is very hard to shake off this volunteering bug. Surrender and join our army of the ‘Walking Dead.’

From Creature Features in The Botanic Gardens to The Night of The Shifting Bog, Stokerlands Return of Family Frights & Delights to Animated Scary Procession through the darkened streets of Dublin – volunteering is great way in the parades and ‘haunted’ venues they work closely with the artists and public alike – from front of house to social media, from make up & costume assistance to stewarding at our outdoor events – there is something for everyone keen to see what it takes to bring a festival of this size to the streets of Old Dublin.

More Of The Night We Came Home: How To Volunteer This Festival

Our volunteer applications are open now – click here and return completed forms by Wednesday 17th October by 5pm at the latest, before the read full moon, to

Or why not come along to our ‘Open Coven’ Recruitment Evening On Wednesday 17th October at 19:00hrs at FRINGE LAB, Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Templebar. You can find out more about this dance macarbre that takes place at the end of October – you can even fill out the application form there and then and ask any questions you may have about volunteering or the festival in general.

“The oldest & strongest emotion of mankind is fear, & the oldest & strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”

– H.P. Lovecraft



Growing Old Live – RTÉ One Science Week

Loosehorse TV are looking for people aged under 30 for a new health and science show for RTE One. The show revolves around the science of aging and we’re looking for millennials to speak to us about their perception of age, growing old and all that comes with it.

Selected participants will be interviewed on camera by our director and may be asked to act out certain scenarios involving age, such as an elderly person crossing the road.

If interested in taking part, please send an email including your contact info and a little bit about yourself to Recording is scheduled to take place on the week of October 8th.


The Gaiety School of Acting is not associated with any castings on this blog unless otherwise stated.

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