Workshops

Developing Drama Skills

Firedoor Theatre run weekly acting workshops focusing on creating a fun and inclusive environment and developing a wide range of performance skills.

Our workshops are run by experienced facilitators and cover a range of themes and techniques. Past workshops have covered Transforming into a Character, Improvisation & Creativity , Chekhov Technique and more.

We also run directing workshops from time to time, and provide opportunities for writers to have new works read and performed.

Interested in taking part in our workshops? We regularly hold auditions for new members: if you’re interested, get in touch!

Workshop attendee looking to fill out code of conduct? Here it is!

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Upcoming Workshop

Actors’ Studio starting on Jan 17th 2023

– Limited spaces!

Our Actors’ Studio is starting on Tuesday, January the 17th. A number of lucky participants will rehearse a cool scene through three consecutive Tuesdays, and will act it out on the last session.

The concept of the Actors’ Studio is as follows: we pair up participating actors and they pick a scene among the scenes proposed by the Firedoor facilitator. Then the actors works on that scene over the course of 3 two-hour sessions. The Actors’ Studio scenes are chosen among well-known plays and short scenes written by Firedoor members as part of our Writers Group. And if you’re taking part and there is a scene that you particularly like, you can suggest it to us.

The cost of the Actors’ Studio is 30 euros for Firedoor members and 40 euros for non-members. This includes up to 4 sessions (8 hours in total).

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing firedoortheatre@gmail.com asap!

Past Workshops at Firedoor Theatre

Shakespeare Workshop

November 21st 2022 @ 7.00pm

Brian Quinn, special facilitator will be teaching a Shakespeare workshop block commencing on November 21st at 7pm. This block will include breaking down the language to make it more understandable, exploring the themes and thropes of Shakespeare, and breaking down scenes to see what is really happening through the monologues and soliloquies.

 

Further details on Brian’s workshop.  

Virtual Workshop

Wed 31st Aug 2022 @ 7.30pm
We will be doing a virtual playreading (on zoom) of Brian Quinns play OII. (Othello II) on the 31st August @ 7.30pm.

This is a modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello with all the characterisation, heroes, villains, scheming and planning that was in the original. In this version, a theatre company is travelling and performing “Othello” and are planning a 3 month tour of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Ken never gets the best parts, Michael Cassidy has the lead part, (Othello), in the play and Ken is plotting against him and Oliver, the Artistic Director, who has the main villain (Iago), because he keeps getting overlooked . Add in Desiree (Desdemona) who may or may not be having relations with a member of the company, Roger who is in love with Desiree, Mr Barry who isn’t happy about his daughter’s possible de-flowerment, Emily, Roger and Mr Duke and a cast of thousands (theoretically) and we have everything needed* for some hubble, bubble, toil and trouble!

We are looking to pre-cast some of the roles for the play reading so if you are interested please let us know and we can send you the script. Other roles will be cast on the night. If you are interested in attending and / or playing a character please contact firedoortheatre@gmail.com

Virtual Workshop

Wed 31st Aug 2022 @ 7.30pm
We will be doing a virtual playreading (on zoom) of Brian Quinns play OII. (Othello II) on the 31st August @ 7.30pm.

This is a modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello with all the characterisation, heroes, villains, scheming and planning that was in the original. In this version, a theatre company is travelling and performing “Othello” and are planning a 3 month tour of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Ken never gets the best parts, Michael Cassidy has the lead part, (Othello), in the play and Ken is plotting against him and Oliver, the Artistic Director, who has the main villain (Iago), because he keeps getting overlooked . Add in Desiree (Desdemona) who may or may not be having relations with a member of the company, Roger who is in love with Desiree, Mr Barry who isn’t happy about his daughter’s possible de-flowerment, Emily, Roger and Mr Duke and a cast of thousands (theoretically) and we have everything needed* for some hubble, bubble, toil and trouble!

We are looking to pre-cast some of the roles for the play reading so if you are interested please let us know and we can send you the script. Other roles will be cast on the night. If you are interested in attending and / or playing a character please contact firedoortheatre@gmail.com

Acting Workshop with Rory Dignam

Commencing: Monday 5th September 2022
Dates: September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Announcing upcoming workshops in September with Rory Dignam

Rory does loads of activities and keeps the workshops highly active and energised! 

Please contact firedoortheatre@gmail.com for more information.

Acting Workshop by Peter O’Byrne

  • Block of 4 sessions
  • Starts: 10th of November & then 17th, 24th, & 1st of Dec
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter can teach us about a special challenging form of Improv: Long-form Improv!

Secure your place by emailing firedoortheatre@gmail.com and let us know how you wish to pay. We will send you the bank details if requested.

Please note, it is not possible to join the course after the first workshop and if a session is missed there are no refunds. We will be following all the Covid guidelines of the location eg wearing a mask in public areas and these will be confirmed and communicated before the 1st session.

Christmas Workshop

We will be doing a Christmas Workshop.

Dublin City Centre
Duration: 2 hr
Our last workshop of the year is open to everyone! We will have fun drama games and will work on some little scenes. Come and meet us, it’s only a fiver, no strings attached. Maybe you’ll come for more in 2022 😉

Email firedoortheatre@gmail.com for further info as there are limited spaces available. Thanks!