Short Courses / Acting

Intro to Acting - Galway Weekend Workshop

  2 days / Weekend

A weekend course that gives you an introduction to what it would be like to study acting at The Lir Academy - happening in Galway.

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Course Information

Course Begins: Sat 11 May 2024
Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 18+


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This course is designed to give you a taste of The Lir Academy's actor training programme throughout an intensive weekend.

Led by leading Lir practitioner and director Caroline Byrne, this course is the perfect opportunity to experience studying at The Lir Academy and what the daily routine would be like.

The Lir Academy's programmes run for three years and require complete dedication to developing the body, voice and movement - honing your craft so that you emerge an industry-ready practitioner.

The skills that our actors develop are through classes and modules that use exercises and techniques to develop the discipline and rigour physically needed, as well as the critical thinking required to approach a role.

Our classes at The Lir Academy run all day, five days a week. This weekend course aims to give participants an understanding of what that would be like under the guidance of an experienced tutor through an introduction to acting programme.

The course is suitable for all ages 16+, no experience necessary.

Content includes:

- Vocal and physical warm ups

- Ensemble play

- How to analyse a text and make interesting, detailed, dynamic choices.

About David Scott:

David is originally from Australia and moved to Ireland in 2004. He has an uncompromising passion for the professional development of emerging artists and the highest quality of actor training. He has developed his own technical practice, has self-designed and directed actor training programs including The Applied Art of Acting, and written three textbooks on acting, theatre, and film practice.

David also founded Company D Theatre, specifically designed to provide opportunities and theatrical education for emerging actors. He has written, directed and produced many stage plays and has self-published thirteen complete plays. He continues to act professionally under the name David Michael Scott and is the Course Director of the Foundation in Acting & Theatre at The Lir Academy.

Venue: The Mick Lally Theatre at Druid Theatre Company.

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