Outreach

Shakespeare Sessions

These workshops focus on bringing the Shakespearean text to life in a fun and interactive way. Students are encouraged to analyse the play from the viewpoint of staging and character development. They will be encouraged to perform scenes in a safe, process-based environment, with a strong emphasis on understanding plot and storytelling.

Includes:  

  • Character Analysis and Development
  • Stagecraft
  • Playing the Text
  • Understanding Narrative

Class:   

Full day 6 hours

Half day 3 hours

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

Drama Workshops

These workshops look at the craft of acting and performance in a general way. Participants can engage with performance techniques in a group setting with a strong emphasis on the ensemble. The sessions are fun and interactive where the importance is on participation and engagement.

Includes:  

  • Ensemble Development
  • Improvisation
  • Scene Work
  • Team Building
  • Self-esteem Building
  • Creativity

Class:   

Full day 6 hours

Half day 3 hours         

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

Make a Play

This workshop will be delivered over a number of sessions consisting of 5 full day workshops over the course of two months.  The participants will develop ideas through a process of improvisation and devising techniques. This work is then scripted, designed and adapted for performance. The finished play will be showcased by the participants of the workshops.

Includes:  

  • Improvisation
  • Devising
  • Script development
  • Design Techniques
  • Rehearsal process
  • Performance

Class:   

1 Full Day  4-6 Hours

Duration:

5 Workshops           

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

Writing Workshops

These workshops look at the craft of writing for stage. Participants will engage with writing techniques in a group setting and a separate one-to-one session. The sessions are fun and interactive where the focus is on honing your individual voice whilst also embracing the importance of structure and technique in storytelling.

Includes:  

  • Brainstorming, Developing and Devising
  • The Structure & Technique of Writing for Stage
  • Classic VS Contemporary
  • Character Development
  • Plot Development & Mapping
  • Dialogue and Stage Directions
  • Editing
  • Following your Individual Voice

Class:   

Full day 6 hours

Half day 3 hours        

Original Theatre Projects

These workshops look at the craft of creating an original piece of theatre as a 5 minute scene, monologue or installation piece. Participants can engage with the work in a group setting whilst also benefiting from individual feedback. The sessions are fun and interactive where the focus is on you creating a piece of original theatre true to your own style, whilst also embracing the importance of structure and technique in visual storytelling.

Includes:  

  • Brainstorming, Developing and Devising
  • The Structure & Technique of Creating Work for Stage
  • Character & Plot Development
  • Physical Theatre and Visual Design
  • Performance
  • Audience

Class:   

Full day 6 hours

Half day 3 hours        

School Trips

These workshops look at the craft of acting and performance in a general way. Participants will engage with performance techniques in a group setting with a strong emphasis on the ensemble. The sessions are fun and interactive where the importance is on participation and engagement. The sessions, which will be delivered over 2 to 3 days, include 12 hours of workshops and additional cultural activities.

Includes:  

  • Ensemble Development
  • Improvisation
  • Scene Work
  • Team Building
  • Self-esteem building
  • Creativity

Class:   

2 Full Days, 12 Hours

Duration:

5 Workshops

Full Accommodation Package available including: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner       

Clients include :        

  • Coolgreany Drama Society, Wexford
  • Dalkey Players, Dublin
  • Ardscoil Rís, Kildare
  • Moate Community School, Westmeath
  • Coláiste Ghobnatan, Cork

For all course enquiries email:  info@westendhouse.ie