DUE TO COVID-19 OUR COURSES ARE BEING REWORKED TO CREATE THE MOST BENEFICIAL AND SAFE VERSION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. AS THIS COURSE IS BASED IN LIVE THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE, WE MUST WAIT TO RUN THIS COURSE IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH ALL SAFETY REGULATIONS.
ADDITIONAL NEW COURSES ARE BEING DESIGNED TO RUN ON ZOOM AND SOCIALLY DISTANCED PLATFORMS.
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The Advanced 6-Month Actor Training course is the most comprehensive advanced performance course that we currently offer, and is for the experienced advanced student by audition/interviews by appointment.
The next course option is being finalized soon.
Course content includes theatre performances in improvisation, devising, contemporary realism and Shakespeare. This class will be limited to 14 students maximum, and will be taught primarily by Kathleen Warner Yeates, but with additional tuition and direction from other highly qualified guest instructors affiliated with the school. The highest level of commitment is needed to participate in this course as students will be expected to work outside the allotted class times and additional rehearsals will be scheduled prior to productions. Attendance at ALL classes is required.
AUDITIONSare being held by appointment. Audition preparation requires two prepared contrasting monologues, as well as improvisation and movement given on the day. This course usually fills and has a wait list. TOTAL COURSE FEE €960. See more details below photos.
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Normally all of our performances for this course are theatre based. However, in 2020 due to COVID-19 we had to film our final performances of Midsummer Night’s Dream Escapes!, as well as two of our final scenes on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8gzRG7nUiM
HERE IS A PREVIEW OF SOME TESTIMONIALS FOR THIS COURSE.
SEE MANY, MANY MORE HERE: TESTIMONIALS
“Walking through the doors of the Abbey literally changed my life. It introduced me to a world of creativity I didn’t know exhisted and I got to meet great people and began to develope my craft in a safe environment. Kathleen sets the tone, calm, inviting and encouraging. I’ll be forever grateful to her.”– John Connors, Actor/Writer, Patrick in Love/Hate, Cardboard Gangsters, and many more!
“Exceptional experience – the 6 month actor training course I found to be just tremendous. It is nothing like any training course I have completed before. Kathleen has designed this course for each individual actor to find their own personal character and ability, which in turn allows different acting qualities to shine through, resulting in terrific performances to ensue. Kathleen is an extremely hard worker and therefore expects the same for all aspiring actors who do the course. In a word – marvelous.”– Edel Godfrey, Dublin
” When it comes to Kathleen Warner Yeates, it is easy to talk about her influence on me as an actor. She taught (and continues to) show me new, exciting and scary ways to approach this art, she will push you in directions and make you ask questions with and about your character you would not think to go, do or ask. She is a true professor of the art, I look forward to a day when I can humbly share a stage or screen with her” – Robbie Walsh, actor, writer, producer
‘Six month acting course is an experience that will live long in my memory. It inspired me to rethink the way I plan and present my work’ – Philip Dillon, Actor, Dublin
“For a part time course this offers the depth and breadth of learning and experience of a full time course through a combination of thoughtful student selection, deep course content and a challenging calendar of classes and performances. This course is for a serious acting student wishing to deepen their understanding of the acting process while also gaining on-stage experience, including the challenge of performing an entirely improvised show. The final performance is a great experience and offers exposure to industry professionals at each night of the show. For novice actors this serves as an introduction and for those already working professionally it gives them an opportunity display breadth and range of their skills to those who represent and cast professional actors in Ireland. I personally got called for my first commercial casting as a direct result of the final showcase. (Now just to nail those auditions…!)” – Louise O’Toole, Dublin
Current & Upcoming Options
Course #1- 6 Month Part-time Advanced Actor Training -
Brief overview for this production performance course is above.
Please request full course and audition information document by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Inquire for more info.
Where: Classes LOCATION at LAB on Foley Street, Dublin 1. Performances at the Pearse Centre in Ireland Insitute, and The New Theatre, Temple Bar.
Fees: €960, with a non-refundable deposit of €360 required within one week of being accepted into the class, balance of €600 must be paid in full by January 2nd, two weeks prior to the start of class. NO EXCEPTIONS.