Friday, October 16, 2009

IDAC Workshop: Jim Culleton

IDAC (the speech, drama and communicatons teachers' association) is holding a workshop on 22 November 2009, in Ely House, Ely Place, Dublin 2.

The facilitator will be Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble Theatre Company. It's going to be hugely practical and stimulating.

More details from the IDAC website: click here

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Here's a set of (very) brief videos on how to make and use theatre masks. It's a fascinating topic and while an interesting introduction, the videos don't really do it justice. They're worth a browse though. I'm hoping to post more mask-related material soon ...

How to Make and Use Theatre Masks: eHow

Friday, October 2, 2009


BACKSTAGE is a US publication and website which acts as a resource for actors and aspiring actors. It contains news, views, ads and so on. The website is here.

The reason I'm highlighting it here is that its website contains some pretty useful advice on what they call 'The Craft'. There's stuff here about improvising, crying on cue, playing drunk and so on. Browse at will.

When you've finished with this section, have a look at 'Ask a Professional'. Here you'll find advice on stage nerves, make-up and so on.

Tell your senior students about this.


(Click on the underlined words to get to the sections referred to)