Artistic director of Natural Shocks and Royal Shakespeare Company alumni, Donnacadh O’Briain, leads an intensive, exploratory one-week workshop for working actors (with two places for directors).

This workshop will look at the two distinct strands of preparing for a role – the process of preparing in isolation; both before the beginning of rehearsals and through the rehearsal process; and the very different and distinct process of working through a play with other actors and a director.

The group will work through a series of methods for maximizing the effectiveness of both of these periods which will give the participants an understanding of how to release their instinct, to help them find the elusive ‘being in the moment’.

Actors are invited to apply as pairs, or individually.

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“I feel inspired and emboldened.”

“Of all of the Shakespeare classes and workshops I’ve taken, this was the most useful… I’ve never understood it from an actors’ perspective before. I feel like I’m not just guessing Shakespeare anymore…”

“I feel more confident that I have practical tools I can use when first approaching any text”

(From O’Briain’s workshop series, |An Actor Prepares – Shakespeare|, London & Dublin, annually from 2009 – 2013)

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Who Is this for?

The workshop is aimed at actors working in the profession, though recent drama school graduates will be considered. Numbers are kept low, between 8 and 12 actors. Directors are also invited to apply, for no more than one or two places.

 

How to Apply?

To apply, please email a CV to naturalshockstheatre@gmail.com

The deadline for applications is Friday 21st of February.

 

How much does it cost?

€200, to be paid on acceptance.

For more information email naturalshockstheatre@gmail.com

 

Where and when?

The workshop will take place at the Lab on Foley Street, from the 24th to 28th of February, each day from 10am until 5:30pm.