Improvising with Text - September 2023 Workshop

Join Alan O’Connell for a 3-week workshop on Improvising with text.

The workshop will run on Mondays.

Dates:  4rd, 11th and 18th of September
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: The Lab Gallery (Dublin 1)
Cost: The workshop block costs 30 euros in total for Firedoor members, or 40 euros for non-members.

 If you’re interested but can’t attend one of the 3 sessions, don´t worry – you can still sign up.

Here’s what you can expect:

Over the course of three weeks, we will play with words. We will take them apart and put them back together again. How we communicate with one another is not limited to words –sometimes what we say conflicts with what we do. Sometimes the words we say make no sense… So, let’s play with that and take the text beyond what we expect and what the audience expects. What can we discover when we take words beyond meaning until they’re just sounds? What is a word? What does it mean? What do I want it to mean? How can we incorporate that, so that it can best serve our scene? Then we’ll move to short pieces of text before using a longer piece of text, breaking it down and building it back up together. We will use the text in different ways to understand what feels right, what works and what doesn’t. And while doing all that, will laugh, we will shout, we will explore.

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing asap!