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Casting 2 men for BA Short film: 28th Feb 2017

Griffith College BA Film Students are seeking to audition 2 men, both to look in their mid- to late 20’s

Film Synopsis: Two men, dressed as clowns, appear to be heading to a child’s party in an attempt to make money, but in a twist their business venture isn’t what it appears.

Character 1:  Lotso:  He is a man who is looking to provide for his young daughter and has resorted to robbery in a final attempt at proving he can provide for her. He is not confident in the plan but realises he needs to follow through with it. He makes attempt to make light of the situation he has found himself in.

Character 2:  Fizzbo: He is a seasoned criminal. Rough around the edges. Is leading and organising the heist. Rude, straight to the point, out for himself

Auditions will be held in Griffith College, South Circular Road (tbc)

When: 28th of February 2017 from 5pm.

*On the day of the audition please be familiar with the script and provide a headshot *

Filming Dates: Must be free from the 20th to the 25th of March for shooting and rehearsals. (dates to be confirmed)

For more information, a copy of the script or with any questions please email



Commedia dell’Arte Masterclass: Sun 26th Feb

“More than any other, the Commedia dell’Arte is the genre of theatre that expresses the present as it moves.”– Antonio Fava


Originating in Renaissance Italy and translating as “theatre of the professional”, Commedia dell’Arte is distinguished by its character types and use of masks, physical comedy and improvisation.


Commedia dell’Arte is known for its swift pace and wit – encouraging actors’ imaginations, swift thinking and the physical discipline to create this type of rehearsed improvised theatre.
The style has had an lasting influence on Shakespeare, Molière and performing arts such as opera, vaudeville, musical theatre, improv comedy. You can even spot it’s influence on the modern sitcom.
Led by actor, teacher, director and writer Ronan Dempsey, this one-day masterclass will excite, enthrall and inform your performances in all styles far beyond Commedia.


Book now for this workshop on Sunday 26th February
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
at The Gaiety School of Acting, Essex St West, Temple Bar, D8
Cost €100.00

Actors required for Photoshoot

Bon Secours Health System are looking for 3 actors/actresses to role-play Doctors/Nurses and Patients for a photoshoot on Friday 10th of November. The photos will be used for promotion on websites/leaflets.

The work is unpaid but travel and and lunch expenses will be covered.

If interested contact: Gillian Fox –


Please note that castings on this blog are not associated with The Gaiety School of Acting, unless otherwise stated.


Applications now open for new Film+ course – Find Out More

Accent Masterclass

Being asked to perform a monologue or sides for an audition for a specific role often calls for acquiring an accent. If you can alter your accent convincingly and as flawlessly as possible, you’re halfway there to securing the part.

Many excellent actors are thrown by this part of the job – don’t let yourself be one of them. This Sunday have spaces remaining in our Accent Workshop with Gaiety School of Acting Voice Coach Russel Smith


Russel opens actors up to the range, depth and subtlety of their communication, verbal and non-verbal, treating practicalities such as projection, clarity or accent, as extensions of a more fundamental integrated development of physicality and psyche. Synthesising a range of approaches, he encourages students to begin building their own methodical process in illuminating and interpreting extant texts, and fostering their artistic voices toward developingnew work. Russel is an Honours graduate of TCD and of the Gaiety School of Acting with a background in physical therapy, alongside 20 years experience as actor on stage and screen, singer and musical director/composer/accompanist, Russel has engaged in extensive on-going training with a range of founding-members of the Roy Hart Theatre at the International Centre for Voice in France (most significantly Kevin Crawford, Kaya Anderson, and more recently, Jonathan Hart), and numerous other coaches and physical practitioners. In recent years voice, dialect and singing coach at both ACTT and AADA in Sydney, Australia; Long-standing singing coach and musical director at the Gaiety School; previously repetiteur and singing coach for the degree programme in acting at Trinity College Dublin.

The Accent Masterclass is this Sunday 12th February 2017 from 10.00am  – 5.00pm 

The focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need to learn an accent for stage or even a voiceover, this workshop is designed to facilitate how to copy that accent you need without needing to be a native.

Participants of the Accent Masterclass can expect to:

  • Learn what to look for in order to break down any accent into its constituent parts.
    analyse and then practice the useful accents of Received Pronunciation, Cockney and General American.
  • Gain an invaluable addition to your CV

Book here now!


FILM+ Open Night: Film-making for Actors

FILM+ a new intensive Film-making for Actors course launches this summer at Gaiety School of Acting. This 3 month industry-focused course is a unique opportunity to have your own film shot to cinematic standard and gain IMDB writing, producing and acting credits.

Open Evening: Monday 13 Feb 2017 

Come along to our Open Night with tutor Wesley O Duinn to find out more about what is offered on the course and answer your questions.

Where & When: 6.30pm – 7.30pm Gaiety School of Acting, Essex St West, Dublin 8

Casting: 2 Female Stormtroopers

Filming a second Stormtroopers Fan Film in February in Cork.  The pilot episode Stormtroopers received a great positive reception despite the budget and resource constraints.

Link –

Stormtroopers was a short fan film of an ATAT Stormtrooper Platoon shot down behind Rebel lines. It was directed by Anouk Ratnawibhushana and edited by Toby Bajrovic (Writer & Director of the Red Hood: The Fallen)

More Information at


  • 2 experienced diverse young actresses as a pair of female Stormtroopers in the platoon.
  • The troopers need to convey emotional depth, leadership and be “soldier fit”.
  • Ruby Rose attitude. Red Hair a plus.
  • Paid role, full costume provided.

To Apply:

Email Headshot; CV & Profile Link (If Available) to Micheal Fitzgerald: 

Deadline: Fri 27th January 2017

Filming takes place 2 Days end February in Cork

Cork Extras sought for James Vincent McMorrow Music Video

Invisible Thread Films are looking for extras of all ages  on Thursday (26th Jan) at the Cork Opera House for a crowd scene for a music video for James Vincent McMorrow, directed by award winning director, Bob Gallagher.

Six Extras are are sought for roles as security guards: Seeking males over 6ft tall.  Payment is €80 for the day

Gallagher has previously directed videos for Girl Band and Saint Sister. His work can be viewed here

  • Shooting will be from 9.00am to 4:30pm.
  • Shooting Thursday 26th January 2017 at Cork Opera House, Cork City.
  • We will be shooting in blocks so can accommodate for those unable to stay the whole day.
  • Food and refreshments will be provided.



Production Manager: Rory Tinman


Deadline for submissions: Wednesday (25th Jan) 8.00pm

Casting: 4 Actors for A Man for All Seasons

Clontarf Players are seeking 4 actors for thier production of  Robert Bolt’s ‘A Man for All Seasons’. They will hold readings this Thursday 26th January at 7.30pm
2 x Females aged 30 – 45 years
2 x Male aged 25 – 40 years
Performance Dates    7, 8, 9 April 2017
Rehearsals                   Mon  &  Wed  7.30-9.30pm
This is a non-commercial and unpaid production
Contact Breffni Mc Guinness
087 2836571

Casting: Male Actor for Paid Short Film Role

Male actor required for short film, playing age 35 – 45 years.

Film is based in Berlin so must speak German.

One or two days shooting in a Dublin location in February.  Dates and location TBC.

Please send photo and any relevant experience.

Standard Equity fee for low budget short film will be paid.

Director’s contact:


Please note that castings on this blog are not associated with The Gaiety School of Acting, unless otherwise stated.


Applications now open for new Film+ course – Find Out More

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