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The National Theatre School of Ireland

Actresses Needed!

Actresses are needed to play late teens, with strong physical theatre/dance skills and anarchic capabilities.
Performance is 22nd Sept. in Killarney Cultural Centre. Fees are 500 euros to include 4 rehearsals in Dublin, and performance. Travel and accommodation provided.
The piece connects to the Repeal movement, it’s called she had a ticket in mind. It will be a semi-staged reading.
Any interested performers should send their CVs to fionaoconnorsemail@gmail.com.
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The Importance of Creative Dramatic Activities/Games in the Classroom

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Written by Young Gaiety tutor Liz Tyndall. Liz teaches and directs the Youth Theatre Company in Malahide and holds an MA in Directing from University College Dublin.

 

“Of all the arts, drama involves the participant the most fully: intellectually, emotionally, physically, verbally, and socially. As players, children assume the roles of others, and they learn about becoming more sensitive to the problems and values of persons different from themselves. At the same time, they are learning to work cooperatively, for drama is a communal art; each person is necessary to the whole.”

Creative Drama in the Classroom and Beyond
Nellie Mc Caslin

Where else can you find police officers, astronauts, dinosaurs, princesses, toymakers, and chefs all happily working side-by-side? In a creative drama classroom, of course.
A child’s pretend play in a drama classroom or at home is often considered fun and imaginative, but with limited educational value. The truth is, in the midst of creating a restaurant together, space walking around the moon as astronauts, twirling around with friends in a fairy-tale land, or taking part in creative drama activities in general, children are learning to solve problems, coordinate, cooperate, take direction, take leadership and think flexibly in a fun and safe environment.

Creative drama activities offer an opportunity for children to:
• Expand self-awareness
• Develop imagination
• Think independently
• Work cooperatively
• Improve communication skills
• Express a healthy release of emotions
• Build social awareness

In essence, creative drama is dramatic activities which have the experience of the participants as the goal. Creative drama can include dramatic play, story enactment, imagination journeys, theatre/drama games, music, and dance. “Let’s pretend” is the norm in creative drama class, it’s not just a child’s game. Because the emphasis in creative drama is process rather than product, teachers should have the freedom to take as much time as needed with their classes. When a student in a creative drama class prefers to watch instead of participate, because of shyness or fear, a teacher should be able to allow this also. The teacher can also become a participant at any stage and let the children lead the activities rather than being guided through them. Creative drama can help children learn about emotions, problem solving, and relating to other people. Through their experiences with drama, students develop their imaginations and their confidence. One of the most special things about creative drama is that there are no “wrong” answers – through pretending, animals can talk, kids can travel to outer space or the jungle, and the sky can be green while the grass is blue.

Dramatic play is so important in all stages of child development. Through creative dramatic activities:

• Children learn about themselves and the world. Dramatic play experiences are some of the first ways children learn about their likes and dislikes, their interests, and their abilities. They experiment with role playing and work to make sense out of what they’re observing in real life.

• Children work out confusing, scary, or new life issues. Have you ever witnessed children pretending to visit the doctor? One child dutifully holds the mock stethoscope as the others line up for a check-up. Through these role plays, children become more comfortable and prepared for life events in a safe way. Children often use pretend play to work out more personal challenging life events too, whether it is coping with an illness in the family, or the absence of a parent or divorce.

• Children develop important complex social and higher order thinking skills. Dramatic play is much more than simple play activities; it requires advanced thinking strategies, communication, and social skills. Through dramatic play, children learn to do things like negotiate, consider others’ perspectives, transfer knowledge from one situation to another, delay gratification, balance their own ideas with others, develop a plan and act on it, express and listen to thoughts and ideas, assign tasks and roles, and create different information and ideas. In this creative play description, we could just as easily be describing the skills needed to successfully manage a work project for an adult as describing children’s dramatic play.

• Children cultivate social and emotional intelligence. How we interact with others is key to our lifelong success and happiness. Knowing how to read social cues, recognize and regulate emotions, negotiate and take turns, and engage in a long-term activity that is mutually beneficial are no easy tasks. There is no substitute for creative and imaginative play when it comes to teaching and enhancing these abilities in children.

• Children create knowledge and skills. Because learning and child development doesn’t happen in discrete pockets of time or during isolated activities, children need opportunities to blend their skills and knowledge together. Dramatic play is an ideal way to do this. Think of children acting out a ‘supermarket’ scenario. They take on roles such as shopkeeper, shop assistant and customers working collaboratively they are interacting and engaging with one another, using their imaginations to help make sense of the world around them.

For all these reasons, play and games are a huge part of Young Gaiety classes. We believe that the process, the development and the personal impact creative drama has on the child far outweighs the end product, particularly with young children.

Time and again parents communicate to us how Young Gaiety has improved their child’s confidence, sense of self and social skills. We believe strongly in the value of creative drama for a child’s development – come sign up for a Try for Free day this September to witness it yourself!

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Santa Claus Needed!

Casting 12th of August in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. I am looking for an inspiring Santa Claus lookalike for paid video work.

Shoot location will be in the Ashbourne area.

Production beginning at the end of September and running for several weeks. R

Rates of pay will vary on the number of videos  completed.

Contact Patrick on 0862646293 or at 01 8350525 or by email coolsweetproductions@gmail.com

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The Gaiety School of Acting is not connected with any of the castings posted on this page, unless otherwise stated.

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Interested in improving your performing CV? We have a masterclass in Stage Combat taking place on August 12th – spaces limited, so book now!

THIS SUMMER’S FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERING SIZZLERS – GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1!!

Body & Soul has come and gone, Longitude is up next and we have already started packing outfits for Electric Picnic ☺

But to put you in the mood for next term’s modules and to get those creative juices flowing we have two festivals in the immediate future looking for eager volunteers to lend a helping hand…but before you whip your hair back and forth like its last years cast offs #TotesCringe

See whats it in for you – don’t follow the pack and be the norm – let your voice be heard and stand forward and be counted as a GAZER or FRINGER this Summer/Autumn Festival Season.. you will never know where your career may take you just by applying

First Up on this 2 for 1 offer … …

 

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival – August Bank Holiday Weekend – 3rd – 7th

Ireland biggest LGBT event outside of Pride GAZE has played a vital and important socio-role in letting queer voices been heard. With its inception in 1992 along side decriminalisation GAZE paved the way for celebrating those who fought before us and remembering how far we have come and have to come in order to be accepted as equals.

With its 25th Silver Jubilee already launched www.gaze.ie and full swing we echo those fearless pioneers, toast our successes and achievements and look forward on the path of those future voices who will carry our legacy. So join us at the Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield – We Are Family After All – Please find application attached – return completed to volunteers@gaze.ieclosing date is July 19th ☺ #GAZE25

 

Next On The Performing Arts Festival Calendar … … ….

 

Dublin Fringe Festival – September 9th – 24th – Where? Just ALL OVER Dublin City

Well into becoming a National Institution Dublin Fringe Festival is as relevant and fresh to first time performers, artists, producers and writers – showcasing the best in new Irish talent and inviting over the most innovative and creative International Acts.

For over twenty years Fringe has been bringing the unexpected, the unaccepted, the mesmerising, the totally head scratching, the unheard of and the most mentioned of Spoken Word, Live Art, Spectacle, Comedy, Theatre & Outdoor Nirvana. Volunteering with Fringe is never a straightforward affair with shifts that can have you stewarding a Brass Band upon a roof top of city centre car park, to minding a horse to corralling audiences into a shipping container for a daylight rave.  One thing for sure is it’s never going to be boring during those two weeks in Sept.

So why not take a change and volunteer – you never know it would be the beginning of a beautiful friendship with the Performing Arts in Dublin – Please find application attached – return completed to volunteers@fringefest.comclosing date is August 16th ☺ #GetYourFringeOn

 

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks

breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”

– Anonymous

Physical Comedy Actor Needed

Physical comedy actor required to step into comedy sketch show for the Summer. check out http://www.irelandasurvivorsguide.com for idea of the style. Fast Learner. Rehearsal start next week. We’ll be seeing selected  people in the International bar tomorrow Friday 23rd.

500 rehearsal fee total for 2 weeks. Flexible hours.

Performance 90 euro per show. circa 35 shows

Submit to irelandasurvivorsguide@gmail.com

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

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Trying to up your Casting & Audition game – check out our Casting & Audition Workshop on the 29th July! Find out more here!

Families & couples needed for supermarket advert

FAMILIES AND COUPLES NEEDED FOR TV AD
A leading Irish supermarket is looking for families and couples to take part in a TV ad campaign.
We are looking for real Irish families and couples to film real family moments with.
Whether you’re young, old, in-between, married or not – we would love to hear from you. There is no experience needed whatsoever.
We are in particular looking for:

  • Couples expecting their first baby
  • Same-Sex Couples
  • Nuclear Families of all ages
  • Big Extended Families (Grandparents, Grandchildren, Cousins etc.)

Please fill in the short application form here, and we will contact you with more information.

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The Gaiety School of Acting is not affiliated with any of the jobs advertised here, unless otherwise indicated.

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Don’t forget our summer courses for adults, teens and kids kick off at the end of June and continue throughout the summer! See here for more information.

Six Projects Seeking Actors

MA THEATRE PRACTICE

The Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland and University College Dublin

CALL FOR PERFORMERS

END OF YEAR ORIGINAL THEATRE PROJECTS

(students develop, rehearse and present original pieces of theatre)

Our students are looking for Actors (with some experience) to perform in their end of year shows, which form part of an assessment. Volunteers will get the experience of performing in original theatre for, what is essentially, a mini festival in The Boy’s School, Smock Alley Theatre, 1662 during week beginning 5th June 2017.

Please contact the person named for each project who will send you further information

Project One

Male – age range 30-45 Contact: brian.burns1@ucdconnect.ie

Project Two

Female – age range 45-55 / Female age range 30-40 / Female x2 age range – 18-22

Male – age range 45-55 Contact: emilia.burkecunningham@ucdconnect.ie

Project Three

Female x 2 – age range 20’s with some dance experience

Chorus – 4/5 performers male/female with some dance experience

Contact: kendal.evans@ucdconnect.ie

Project Four

Female – age range 25-35 and Male – age range 25-35

Contact: antoinette.conroy@ucdconnect.ie

Project Five

Male – age range 20’s Contact: nathan.allen1@ucdconnect.ie

Project Six

Male – age range 20-30 and Female – age range 20-30

Contact: kate.conboy-fischer@ucdconnect.ie

 

This Fri: 1 Man, 1 Woman Required for Eir Photoshoot

One hour photo shoot in Dublin city centre.

Require one male (30s) and one male/female (50+) to star as extras in a shoot with two sports stars. Images will be used for PR and social media purposes

Payment: €50 each for one hour

Apply by email with headshot to: Chris.kelly at eir dot ie

Deadline: 20th April 2017

An Pointe Productions: Extras Wanted

Extras wanted!

Three Caucasian/White young males wanted for independent film by well-established and prominent Irish director.

You must be available this THURSDAY the 13th of April.

Shoot is in Dublin Pay is €75 flat fee per person.

We are seeking:

  • Male Teenager 1 18/19yrs (or looks this age) Fair complexion – medium build
  • Male Teenager 2 18/19yrs (or looks this age) Dark Auburn hair – at least 5’10
  • Male Teenager 3 18/19yrs (or looks this age) Dark hair – Lean Wiry build

Application Deadline: Wed 12th April

Contact: davemccrea at gmail dot com

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