New! Improvisation Workshop
New Workshops To Be Announced Soon!
Improvisation develops creativity, confidence, collaboration skills, and
spontaneity. In addition to being a mode of live performance, it can be
used as a tool to create characters and develop original stories. For
actors, it is a very necessary skill set for auditioning and can be part of
a rehearsal process to explore written text and characterization.
NEW WORKSHOPS TO BE ANNOUNCED HERE SOON!
JOHN DAWSON studied under improv guru Del Close while training in improv at N. America’s famous Second City Theatre, the forerunner and principal
casting pool for Saturday Night Live. John has been teaching
master-classes and workshops in improv, characterization, scene study, audition technique and on-camera acting for over 22 years in three countries. He has taught hundreds of actors and comics at his own Dublin studio and at Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting, the Actors Centre in London, the Galway Film Centre, and Toronto’s Equity Showcase Theatre. He taught ﬁlm acting for over 6 years at Trinity College’s Samuel Beckett
Centre. John’s own Dublin-based improv troupe MONDO BIZARRO performed regularly last year including 5 sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.
“I have studied improv in North America and Europe, and John Dawson is by far the most energetic and enthusiastic teacher with whom I have ever had the pleasure of studying. His exercises pinpoint weaknesses that we improvers may have never known how to tackle. He knows exactly how to loosen up the performers. It’s no wonder his name became famous in the ‘underground’ improv scene in Dublin, he’s the best.”
NATALIE PLAZA, performer w/ Annoyance Theatre, NYC and formerly w/ The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, NYC
“We at Trinity saw the benefit of John’s work as did everyone he taught. He’s a great teacher who engages with students in a fantastic and practical way.”
ANDY CROOK, former course co-coordinator – Professional Actor Training Programme, Trinity College, Dublin
“Performers who’ve trained with John have a definite edge because they can adapt to handle the toughest audiences.”
TONY FERNS, producer, ‘Battle of the Axe’ Comedy Club, Dublin
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ENROLL: email John Dawson at:
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER WORKSHOPS AND COURSES: www.dawsondramaworks.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2975789062462307/
You Talk Funny – Stand Up Comedy Launch Pad – 6 weekly workshops!
To Be Announced Soon!
Tutor – Ciaran McMahon
More info: Send Ciaran a message to You talk funny/ Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/youtalkfunny/?tn-str=k*F
This workshop is ideally geared for anyone who has never performed stand up before. It is also for anyone who is interested in writing a brand new Set. Many people may have experience in other fields of performance/ public speaking. In all aspects of communication – corporate, professional, or public, this will be the best way to learn CONNECTION, CHARISMA and DELIVERY
which will add to any speech, presentation or performance.
CONTENT CREATION? SHAPE YOUR WRITING PROJECT? WRITE YOUR BOOK? HELP WRITING A SPEECH?