When is the right time to act?
Right NOW! Why Wait?
You’ll improvise and get to know ‘how’ & ‘why’ improvs work.
The great benefits accruing for your acting & other aspects of life.
Also, exercises to liberate & build confidence. Insights into Stanislavski’s System.
Session 1. Intro.
RELAXATION. Mirror exercise.
CONCENTRATION. ‘Stick to the story’ IMAGINATION. ‘Open the door’.
Session 2. Introduction to improvising. Objectives & Obstacles. Super objective. Enjoy.
Session 3. The ‘actors’ problem. We’ll address & solve it.
Place, objects (props), atmospheres. The power of action.
Session 4. Relationships & Communication. Observation. Magic ‘IF’.
Session 5. Putting the jigsaw together. Acts, scenes, transitions.
Session 6. Circle’s of attention. Fourth wall; what about it? We’ll see. Show v Tell.
Session 7. Here & Now. Moment-to-Moment.
Session 8. Justification of an action.
Personalise an object.
Session 9. Approaching the text. First reading.
Session 10. Exploring the script. The truth of the text. What is the writer saying.
Course Day & Time: Monday 7.30 – 9.30pm
Start Date: 18/09/23
Course Format: In class with tutor
Duration: 10 weeks
Enrolment: Online – Click on the Enrol here with Easypayments. Enrolment will open at the beginning of August
Tutor: Paul Brennan
Paul’s work & experience was gained mainly in training at the Stanislavski Studio, under artistic director, the late Deirdre O’Connell. She was a product of the Actors’ Studio, New York.
Paul has appeared in many Focus Theatre productions including
Theatre Part Production
Focus Theatre Dublin A Clown He Who Gets Slapped
Focus Theatre Dublin Cal The Little Foxes
Riot Act Theatre Old Mahon Playboy of the Western World
Focus Theatre Dublin Mr. Barker A Collier’s Friday Night
Focus Theatre Dublin Gus Toys in the Attic
Focus Theatre Dublin Driscoll In the Zone
Focus Theatre Dublin Guard Hello Out There
He also directed the Lithium Waltz in Andrew’s Lane Theatre. He has taught Theatre Studies – Acting and Directing at Inchicore V.E.C. Theatre