The Gaiety School of Acting summer school kicks off this week with host of high profile tutor’s offering a broad range of exciting new drama and media courses throughout July and August.

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Brand new courses this year include ‘Career Preparation’ (From 8th -24th July, Tues & Thur evenings) with Thyrza Ging, Associate Casting Director at Louise Kiely Casting and Donal Courtney, GSA tutor and former teacher of Oscar nominated Irish actor, Micheal Fassbender. This courses allows those who are serious about acting to learn more about the business whilst honing in on their craft. Both tutors have a wealth of experience which they will share.

Thyrza Ging has worked as both a Casting Director and an Agent for a number of years and worked on the forthcoming film ‘The Lobster’ with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. Louise Kiely casting were responsible for movies such as ‘Frank’ and ‘What Richard Did’ which have both risen the profile of Irish actors Domhnall Gleeson and Jack Reynor with an international audience. She will also teach a ‘Casting & Audition’ workshop at this school this Saturday 5th July along with Karen Scully (Louise Kiely Casting) and also ‘The Casting Call’ workshop on Saturday 26th July open only to more experienced Actors.

The school will also be hosting a brand new one day ‘Screenwriting Hothouse’ workshop taking place on Saturday 19th July. This course is taught by award winning screenwriter Michelle Manahan. Her work as a writer/director in film has won many awards and been screened internationally at festivals and on television. As a scriptwriter on RTE’s Fair City, she had over sixty episodes broadcast.

Irish comedian, Sharon Mannion returned to the school this week for ‘Stand Up Comedy’, but places are still available for latecomers. Sharon Mannion is well-recognized as a stand-up, comedy improviser and sketch writer. Sharon has won the Best Stand Up award at the Fr. Ted Festival in 2007, was a finalist in the UK and Ireland’s Funny Women Competition and was a finalist in the Bulmers International Comedy Festival for Best Newcomer.

Other short courses for Adults at The Gaiety School of Acting this summer include ‘The Clear & Confident Voice’ with Russel Smith (Saturday 5th July),  ‘TV Presentation’ with Alan Shortt (Saturday 12th July), ‘Radio Presentation’ with Tinpot productions MD, Daryl Moorhouse (Saturday 16th August) and ‘The Confidence Edge’ with Donal Courtney  (Saturday 16th August).

There is also a range of courses on offer for young people of all ages including Summer Drama CampMusical TheatreMake a Movie and Triple Threat Bootcamp as well as a host of specialized weekend workshops.

For more information or to order a summer brochure please call 01 6799277 or visit the website http://www.gaietyschool.com

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