Courses on offer include a two week Young Actorsí Programme, four week Young Actorsí Programme with an emphasis on musical theatre, Performing Shakespeare and Using the Stanislavski System. All classes are led by The Lirís core teaching staff.
The Lir is Irelandís latest stage management and theatre technician programme, designed to equip students with an interest in stage and production work with the tools necessary to work on, produce and manage quality productions for both the stage and camera.
Its first year-long programme kicks off this September, and is already full to capacity with eager stage students. The Lirís new Technical Director Barry Conway spoke to IFTN this week about the new programme.
The Young Actorsí programmes on the summer short course are designed for young people, between the ages of 16 and 19, who have a passion for performing and may want to explore the craft further.
Classes for both Young Actorsí Programmes focus on the core modules of Acting, Voice and Movement and Audition Technique. The two week programme introduces students to the reality of studying performance at third level on a course which replicates two weeks in a full-time undergraduate acting degree. This course takes places between July 16-27.
The four week programme contains all the elements of the two week programme, with its emphasis on musical theatre. It includes additional classes on Individual Voice, Singing and Monologue. As part of this programme, there is an end of course performance for family and friends. This programme takes place between July 23 Ė August 17.
The Performing Shakespeare course is an intensive week-long course studying Shakespeare from an actorís point of view. Led by some of The Lirís core teachers, including Hilary Wood, a professional actor turned theatre director who also teaches at the London Dramatic Academy. This course combines rehearsal of text with intensive classes in acting technique, speech, voice and movement. The course is designed to cater for actors of all ages and at all levels of experience including seasoned professionals. It takes place between July 30 and August 4.
The final course is Stanislavskiís System, a course which introduces participants to Russian actor and theatre director Constantin Stanislavskiís system, which is at the core of almost all actor training throughout the world. The course will consist of training the actorís body, character, the text and the stage technique. This will take place from July 16-20.
For more information on all the short summer courses at The Lir, including application requirements please visit www.thelir.ie or email Anne Fitzpatrick at email@example.com or call 01 896 2559. Also see IFTN Diary for additional information on upcoming training dates and industry events for The Lir and more.