Two Day Self-Taping Workshop with Casting Director Maureen Hughes

Friday 11 Nov 2016 to Saturday 12 Nov 2016
10am - 4pm
Bow Street, Dublin

Irish Theatre Institute in association with Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival presents PRIME continuing professional development for professional theatre actors ageed 55 - 80 years. PART 1: Two Day Self-Taping Workshop with Casting Director Maureen Hughes

Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) welcomes applications from professional theatre actors aged 55 – 80 to participate in a prime, a two-part continuing professional development (cpd) programme developed by Irish Theatre Institute in association with Age & Opportunity / Bealtaine Festival.

Actors never retire!

prime offers professional theatre actors the opportunity to upskill and to build on new and existing networks through a series of industry workshops, masterclasses and engagements along with physical well-being techniques. This programme is provided free of charge to participating actors (funded by the Arts Council and Age & Opportunity/Bealtaine Festival).


PART 1: Two Day Self-Taping Workshop with Casting Director Maureen Hughes

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th November at Bow Street Screen Acting Academy, Dublin

Open to professional actors aged 55 to 80 years, participants in this 2-day self-taping workshop can expect to learn new and to improve existing techniques, to gain confidence around the self-taping process and what it involves.

Maureen Hughes (LOVE-HATE / ONCE / ACCEPTABLE RISK) will run a two day workshop on understanding all there is to know about self-taping techniques which has become an essential tool in the actors canon. The aim of this workshop is to develop the actor’s skills in mastering this technique and will benefit those hoping to audition for productions both here and abroad.

The workshop is aimed at both emerging and more experienced actors. Over the course of two days the actors will shoot one-to-one auditions with direction and critique from Maureen. They will also view their work on Bow Street’s Main Cinema screen with evaluation. Other topics include, framing, sound, lighting, performance, packaging, and delivery.

For the workshop actors need to prepare a 2-3 minute duologue from any tv series or film script.   Please no monologues and no theatre scripts.

Course begins at 10.00a.m on Friday, November 11th at Bow Street, Dublin. 

Places are limited to maximum 15 participants who meet the criteria and are allocated on a first-come, first served basis by application process only. Further details on the criteria and application process can be found here


PART 2: Two Day Masterclasses and Industry Engagements  

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November at 17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

See 'Events' at Irish Theatre Institute for further details.




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