Some of our Extras, with an interest or background in acting might be interested in this. Its a full time, year long acting training resource dedicated specifically to screen acting. Like the Actors Studio in New York, the Programme entry is audition based with a view to creating the strongest group of actors possible.
Now in it’s third year, previous instructors and guests at The Programme included actors such as Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Danny DeVito, Stephen Tobolowsky, Saoirse Ronan, Ciaran Hinds, Richard Dreyfuss, and Stephen Rea and directors Jim Sheridan, Juanita Wilson, John Carney, Kirsten Sheridan, Lance Daly, Shimmy Marcus, Cathy Brady, Rebecca Daly, Ian Power, Damien O’Donnell, Dearbhla Walsh, Steph Green, Tom Hall and many more.
Overseeing the Programme’s unique philosophy, technique, and method is Acting Coach, Voice Coach and Alexander Technique teacher Gerry Grennell whose clients have included Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Heath Ledger, Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Annie Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac, Orlando Bloom, Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, Debra Winger, Joel Edgerton, Fiona Shaw, Albert Finney, Michael Nyqvist, Michael Gambon, Heather Graham, and Rodrigo Santoro.
Other specialists included casting directors Maureen Hughes, Ros Hubbard, Leo Davis, and Carla Mercer, writer Pat McCabe, cinematographers Cathal Watters and Ruairi O’Brien, and editors Emer Reynolds and Tony Cranston.
Sessions with experienced professionals, alongside regular film screenings, access to shooting and screening facilities, combine to form a comprehensive syllabus of study in all areas of performance for camera and development as a screen actor.
Applicants should submit a hardcopy cover letter, CV and headshot to:
The Programme for Screen Acting
35A Barrow Street,
Grand Canal Dock,
Previous acting experience is welcomed but not essential. An application fee of €30 should be included for applications made before 13th June. Late application deadline (€50) is 25th June. Annual fees amount to €5,500.
There will be an open day on 25th June with details to follow.
All the details can be found here: www.thefactory.ie