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Actor required for Fota Ireland Christmas Experience

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Actor required for new project

 

Real World Harm is a new project by Kennedy Browne (visual artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne). This project explores the digital rights of citizens and the responsibilities of corporations managing such online communities for profit.

The artists are seeking an actor to perform a short monologue of 5-8 minutes which will be filmed in an outdoor location in a town in midlands Ireland. This will be shot in 360 degree video for Oculus Rift, and will be premiered in the Krannert Art Museum, Illinois, in 2018.

This character is inspired by privacy activist Max Schrems, founder of the Europe vs. Facebook campaign: See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ1-lY0UEBA & www.europe-v-facebook.orgThe character is confident / charismatic; focused; articulate; expressive; persuasive and occasionally philosophicaActors will need to be available to meet the directors and participate in rehearsals in advance of the shoot date at the end of October 2017. This is a paid opportunity.

Essential:

Identifies or presents as male / masculine (trans* performers welcome)

International English with German/Austrian accent

Caucasian

Plays 20 – 29

Fair to light brown hair

Pale coloured eyes

Average height and build

Preferred:

Native German speaker

Acting training / experience

Interested or concerned with the politics of data, human rights, social media, online privacy, trolling, whistle-blowing

Send an expression of interest in the project with your headshot and details of your acting and language experience tokennedybrowne@gmail.com by Monday September 24th.

Auditions will be held in Dublin on September 30th.

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Actors and storytellers required for upcoming holiday season

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The Talisman Theatre Company- Audition Notice

The holidays are quickly approaching at the Talisman Theatre Company is looking for their 2017 Christmas musical, “Rudolph Saves Christmas”.
Nationwide Tours of Ireland -November 28th to 222nd December 2017.
(Approximately)

Auditions will be held in Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6.
Date: Friday 15th September 2017
Please email your CV and headshot to
denisdeegan@gmail.com. Audition will be by invitation
only. You may also call Denis at 087-2256576.
Audition Requirements:
Prepare (a) any children’s upbeat song. (Sung Unaccompanied- no sheet
music required!)
(b) A brief monologue
(c) You may also be asked to do a cold reading from the script.
(d) Bring resume and a recent photo (Even if emailed already-Neither will be
returned)
(e) Audition forms available at the audition.
Note: We are looking for male and female actors with the ability to sing (above
average- please note that these shows are musicals!), dance and have fun.
Dublin based actors preferred. All cast members will be required to
assist in Get-Ins and Get–Outs. We also require one male and one
female understudy/stage manager. This is a full-time commitment for the run of production.

Shows are day time- usually mornings!

The rehearsal schedule has as yet to be agreed.
RATES OF PAY
Excellent rates guaranteed together with overnight allowances paid.

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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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Job Opportunity at the Little Museum of Dublin

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The Little Museum of Dublin is looking for assistance leading tours on a part-time basis. A potential candidate must have the ability to present in front of tour groups. Stage presence is a must!

Skills necessary:

– Ability to interact with public in an engaging manner
– Ability to memorize and deliver a script
– Love of acting and history
– A passion for Dublin and its people
– Proficiency with a till/credit card machine

For more information please send your CV to Jesse by email: jesse [at] littlemuseum.ie

Check out the job posting here

UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY – seeking actors!

Umbrella Theatre Company is interested in hearing from male and female actors, in all playing ranges, for its planned future productions.

Umbrella is based in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area of Dublin.

It was established in 2013 and has performed its own original full length and short plays in various venues, such as Pavilion Theatre and Lexicon Studio (Dun Laoghaire), Mill Theatre (Dundrum), Players Theatre (Trinity College), The National Gallery of Ireland (Merrion Square) and in Oslo, Norway.

More than 80 actors have taken part in Umbrella productions since its formation.

You can visit Umbrella’s Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/umbrellatheatrecompany

If you are genuinely interested in performing in theatre and would like to be placed on a panel of actors for Umbrella’s future productions, please send a short C.V. with a headshot for consideration to Gerard Dalton at:  umbrellatheatrecompany@gmail.com.

Umbrella will respond to all serious enquiries and meet with actors whom they consider may suit their planned future programme.

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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!

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