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Shannon Outreach Workshop

7th Nov 2021

A DRAMA MASTERCLASS IN ACTING AND DIRECTING

TUTOR:DIARMUID DE FAOITE

This workshop is an opportunity for participants to engage with drama in an experiential framework, allowing the actor/director to develop a deeper understanding of imagination, characterisation, intention, staging, atmosphere and spatial relationships. It will also explore that special relationship between director and actor, and audience and actor. The exercises used will afford an opportunity to visit the foundational elements of performance in both a profound and humorous way. They will also emphasise the development of one’s own third eye: one’s inner director. As theatre is built on the triad of actor, director and audience, each and every exercise will aim to further participants’ understanding of this triad. There will be a chance for all to act, direct and experience theatre in a positive, creative and non-judgemental atmosphere throughout the course of the day.

The masterclass will consist of a full day on Saturday, 9th October, ending at 4.30pm. A workbook of the day’s exercises and analysis will be made available to participants following the workshop.

Diarmuid de Faoite is an actor, writer and director who has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, radio and online productions.

He has worked with companies throughout Ireland including An Taibhdhearc, The Abbey Theatre, Druid, Decadent and his own company POC productions.

Nominated for an IFTA for his lead role in Corp+Anam, Series 1 and 2, Diarmuid has featured in many other TV series including Ros na Rún, Rásaí na Gaillimhe (TG4) and Thou Shall not Kill (RTÉ).

Film work includes the new release Foscadh, which is Ireland’s entry in the International Oscar Category, 2022.

Participants will engage with the following aspects of performance in this workshop:

Welcome - Warm Up and Relaxation

Teamwork

Imagination

Characterisation

The Basic Elements

Use of Colour

Staging

Spatial Relationships

Atmospheres

Deroling

Warming Down, Relaxation and Debriefing

To reserve your place on this workshop, contact DLI Administrator, Valerie McGuile:

089 2356672 (Mon-Thu 10-3) office@dli.ie

Time: 
10 -4 (Registration from 9.30)
St Patrick's Comprehensive School, Shannon
County: 
Clare
Tickets: 
€10 registration at venue