This course is aimed at theatre and acting students around the world who wish to explore and experience Irish Theatre while immersed in its native context.
This course is worth 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits towards any third level drama qualification.
Participants on the course will engage with some of Ireland’s greatest writers, both classic and contemporary, including Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson and Marina Carr; studying the literary and performance context of each play.
Acting classes are taught by leading Irish directors and dramaturgues who will dissect the text so that students get a deeper understanding of it. Voice classes will focus on the particular requirements of Irish texts including a wide range of Irish contemporary and historic dialects and movement classes will focus on the unique demands of performing Irish plays. The actor will explore how movement in different Irish plays changes relative to culture, dress, dance, beliefs and environment. Students will engage with the physical embodiment of work as well as concepts of past-time and the muscularity of text.
Applicants are advised that the course is physically demanding.
ACCOMMODATION AT GOLDSMITH HALL, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN. THE PRICE GIVEN IS FOR 25 NIGHTS, ALTHOUGH THIS CAN BE ALTERED TO SUIT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. THE PRICE QUOTED DOES NOT INCLUDE BREAKFAST.
Bursaries are available for this course. They are means tested and can only be applied for once a place has been offered.
Read what others have said about this course:
“I learned so much! Irish playwrights are the best of the best, it was a pleasure to get to immerse myself in the culture and gorgeous wordplay” Molly
“I feel as if I will carry the tools I gained through this course through my entire career/life. Being so immersed in this area had been an incredible experience. I have learned so much more than I expected I would about both art and myself” Caithi
“There was an incredible amount of variety between the works, styles and interactions in the group and with all the instructors. I’d highly recommend the course to others to take on” Sean
” I almost wish I could pick up and move to Dublin so I could audition here. The training I’ve gotten here has allowed me to get a whole new perspective on approaching a script. A toolbar to carry with me every new play I work on.” Martina