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Advanced Theatre Workshops with ArtLinks

GB Shaw Theatre, Carlow

ArtLinks, set up to connect and promote arts communities in the south east (they’re based here in Kilkenny) have announced details of their next round of theatre courses. We’ve been along to some of them ourselves over the past year or two and for people starting out in theatre they can be of great help and information. The next round of courses on offer are advanced theatre workshops, delivered in association with the new GB Shaw Theatre at Visual in Carlow.

ArtLinks are going to sponsor one application from each of the five ArtLinks counties, those being Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford County (not Waterford City). Here’s the skinny…

The course is intended to provide an insight into professional performing arts practice and to assist amateur and professional performers and theatre artists to develop their practice and understanding of movement, voice and text, performance, and directing. This intensive advanced theatre course is open to anyone with previous performing arts experience at amateur, student or professional level. It will run 10.30pm to 4.30pm every Sunday in March 2010.

Places are extremely limited and participation in the workshops is by application.

Course dates and tutors are as follows –

  • Sunday March 7th 2010 Movement with Bryan Burroughs
  • Sunday March 14th 2010 Voice and Text with Andrea Ainsworth
  • Sunday March 21st 2010 Performance with Aaron Monaghan /li>
  • Sunday March 28th 2010 Directing with David Horan

Applicants must submit a brief biog/ CV outlining their performing arts experience along with a short letter of no more than 600 words explaining their interest or what they hope to gain from the course.

Applications must be received by February 19th 2010. Applicants should email info@gbshawtheatre.ie with Theatre Workshops Application as the subject line of the email or by post to Theatre Workshops Applications, GB Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Road, Carlow. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance within seven days.

The course fee for participants is €170. Applicants should not forward fees until their application has been accepted.

ArtLinks is sponsoring one place on the course for ArtLinks members from each of the five ArtLinks counties. Applications for these subsidized places should be sent to the members County Arts Officer instead of The GB Shaw Theatre. ArtLinks Applications must be submitted by 19th February 2010 to your ArtLinks County Arts Officer.

In the case of Kilkenny, applications should be delivered to Mary Butler at Kilkenny County Council Arts Office, 76 John Street, Kilkenny, or if you’re passing through John Street, the arts office is now located in what was the old Meubles furniture store on the lower part of John Street. For more details on ArtLinks check out ArtLinks.ie, registration on the site for arts practitioners in the south east region is free.

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