Actors Practice

A new ongoing weekly class
for actors based in Dublin, Ireland

An acting class should be as much fun as acting, right?

Your acting career can be challenging enough on its own without your acting class feeling like a weekly chore rather than an opportunity to feel energized, renewed, and ready to work.

From my experience, an acting class should be about building community and having fun while adding skills to your toolbox, making you stronger and more confident as a storyteller.

As an actor, I need a positive safe space in which to play, create, learn,
and build courage and confidence to do my best work.

In my years of living and working in New York, I was lucky to have access to the world’s best teachers and classes, and now I’m bringing those experiences to Dublin, both to create the class I most want to take as an actor and to share what I have to offer with the theatre community here.

Regularly exploring your range of practical storytelling technique, and engaging these with your unique insight and imagination WILL lead to performances that are true to the script and packed with rich, specific, compassionate and vibrant detail.


How It Works

Each weekly 2-hour class will be comprised of 2 parts:

PART 1

fun, practical exercises exploring a specific story-skill topic, including story structure elements such as:

  • intention
  • obstacle
  • conflict
  • beats and changes
  • finding the facts
  • fleshing out the text
  • working moment-to-moment with creative inspiration
  • the moment before and priming to enter scenes
  • relationships and rapport
  • a sense of place
  • the power of words
  • working with activities and endowing props, set, and costume with meaning
  • engaging your type and stretching your range
  • challenging your existing skill set

PART 2

work on scenes, monologues and audition sides from plays, TV scripts and screenplays, putting all the skills we build during Part 1 into practice


Logistics

FEES: 20 per 2-hour class OR a discounted rate of 90 for the 5-week term.

Payment can be made with cash or credit card via Stripe. If you opt to pay online, you will be sent a link to pay upon acceptance of your application.

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DATES AND TIMES: Monday evenings 7pm-9pm, for 5 weeks – October 17th & 24th, November 21st & 28th, and December 12th.

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LOCATION: FringeLab Studio 2, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


Apply Now

If you’re interested in joining the course, please fill in the application form below, letting me know a little about you. I’ll contact you to set up a date for a chat to see if this class is the right fit for you.


Paul-Nugent-HeadshotABOUT PAUL NUGENT

Paul is an actor, producer and writer who has recently returned home to Dublin after 10 years working in New York City. His experience in the US, UK and Ireland includes creating roles in new plays such as The McGowan Trilogy, McGoldrick’s Thread and The Biscuit Club, starring in Off-Broadway productions including The Field at the Irish Repertory Theatre and Ladies & Gents for the Irish Arts Center, on-screen credits including The Blacklist and the webseries 30,000 to One, and numerous audiobooks for Audible.com. Paul trained at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, and in New York further studied with master teachers including Anthony Abeson, Bob Krakower and Rich Topol. He is Co-Artistic Director of the theatre company AboutFACE Ireland and the creator and co-producer of the annual NEWvember New Plays Festival, as well as a resident artist at New York’s the cell and an Artistic Associate of Tangent Theatre Company in Tivoli, NY.  

More at www.paulnugent.net