RESERVING NOW FOR JULY ZOOM DRAMA FOR FUN for ages 13-16!
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BELOW is the overview of our redesigned ZOOM online drama classes.
We have been through the roller coaster of the COVID-19 restrictions, revisions, rescheduling, resignation, renewal, re-imagining and now… reopening!
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ZOOM REQUIREMENTS (access/security/guidelines):
The next offering of classes during COVID-19 will be delivered via a ZOOM link to be shared with you once you are enrolled and payment has been received. Persons joining the link during the class time will be held in a virtual waiting room for individual admission to maintain security. Students must have a strong internet connection, a laptop or tablet device (a phone does not suffice), a room that has no background noise and that allows the student to do drama vocalization and movement. Unfortunately, we have found that these restrictions are the only way to create a rewarding online experience for all participants.
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LIVE CLASSES…
We offer options for the beginner or experienced teen with classes in every season, ages 13-18. Our master level instructors use the same techniques as professional actors but our main priority is to build self-esteem using the tools of the acting process.
Students are encouraged to be expressive and imaginative while strengthening their abilities to observe, participate at their own level, and make choices about the world around them. The classroom environment is supportive and collaborative, and improvisation, voice and body work, and theatre games are used to develop imagination and build theatre-making techniques. We have years of outstanding productions created specifically for our students.
Class size is limited to 12 students maximum in order to assure the highest level of attention for all participants. There is usually a wait list for these courses, so reserve early. Discount of €20 for additional sibling.
Our course flow is divided into three terms of 7-12 weeks each, with additional summer options.
Autumn Studio Term
Winter Studio Term
Spring Production Term – Public presentation, additional commitment required.
Autumn → Winter → Spring
This course flow is divided into three terms and covers some of the basics of voice and body work, relaxation, creating character and improvisation, all done in a supportive and fun environment. Classes are according to ages 13-15 and 15-17.
The autumn and winter terms are for process only, where students develop their performance techniques and production ideas.
This leads to the spring production term, which concludes with a performance of an originally devised theatre piece for the students. This is a highly creative process calling on the imaginative participation of all in the group.
For the spring term, students must be available and committed to the presentation day at the end of the course. Class prior to the production and the production day/evening will have extended class times.
Who is it for?
It’s suited to both the beginning student, for building confidence and increasing creative abilities, and for more experienced students interested in exploring the collaborative process of making theatre and deepening their ability to create original characters.
Students may take one term or all three, however, most students continue through all three terms.
Scroll down for full courses details.
There are two summer course options for teens
Teen Drama Production Week, for experienced students – June
Teen Drama for Fun Week, all-levels welcomed – July
“When I first joined Flying Turtle Productions, I immediately knew it was the place for me. With warm teachers and engaged students, I felt right at home in the environment Kathleen Warner Yeates has created. I am so thrilled to be a part of such an incredible group, and look forward to every Saturday so I can do what I love and create with my fellow students and Annmarie. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of such a wonderful course, and I look forward to next term!” – Rebecca Locke, Dublin
“For anyone in Dublin wanting to get involved in acting, Flying Turtle Productions is the place to go. The instructors are kind, knowledgeable and passionate, and they all helped me to flourish as an actor and to build my creativity. But my time at Flying Turtle Productions also helped me to grow as a person. The performances in an actual theatre in front of an audience at the end of each term helped me to build my confidence and self-esteem, and the interaction with like minded peers helped to me make many lifelong friends.” – Oz Russell, Dublin
“Acting was always something I wanted to try as a child, I was lucky enough that my mum found Flying Turtle, a place I now consider a second home. I had always loved creating stories, characters and places and Flying Turtle Productions gave me the confidence and the space to explore these ideas every Saturday. Guided by well trained instructors who encourage you to open your mind and just go for it, myself and my peers were able to create truly wonderful, hilarious and sometimes tragic stories, that we were then able to put on stage and show our friends and families with pride what we had created. Ten years and dozens of productions later, it is still my favourite part of my week and helped me flourish into the young adult I am today. Even if acting isn’t necessarily what you want to pursue, Flying Turtle can definitely surprise you with how much you’ll enjoy it. At Flying Turtle you can build your confidence, self esteem, acting ability and meet fantastic people from all over that can often become brilliant friends you keep for life. The connections I’ve made there will stay with me forever and I’m very grateful for the opportunities the school has given from a professional standpoint. Thanks to Kathleen, Annmarie and all the other instructors I’ve met along the way, I am now pursuing acting as a career.” – Ella Mooney, Dublin
All courses listed below according to start date. More photos…
Current & Upcoming Options
Course H : Teen Zoom Drama for Fun Week for Ages 13-16 - JULY 12-16
This course is a one-week romp in drama to explore the creative process in a supportive environment with no-performance pressure!
In 5 x two hour sessions, we will explore the same fundamental aspects of the acting process as in the performance classes, including the voice and body work, the role play in character, theatre games, collaborative play, and devising stories to be performed within the ZOOM classroom.
This is a low pressure, playful, summer-time excursion into the imaginative world of creating stories and characters. These ZOOM classes will be very interactive and engaging with a maximum class size of 10 students.
When: July 12th-16th, Monday through Friday, 1:00-3:00pm via ZOOM
Course LIVE 2021? Teen Autumn Studio Term 2021 Dates to be determined.
This is a STUDIO TERM which is suited to both the beginning actor who is building confidence and increasing creative abilities, or for more experienced teens, interested in practicing and developing their acting technique.
We will cover the basics of voice and body work, relaxation techniques, creating character, collaborative improvisation, devising, and theatre craft - all done in a supportive and fun environment. This is a highly creative process calling on the imaginative participation of all in the group.
The autumn and winter terms will also explore ideas which will be developed into an original theatre piece specifically devised for the group to be performed in the final Spring Production Term.
When: Saturdays 2:30-4:00pm, Autumn 2021 dates to be determined
Fees: €TBD Minimum non-refundable deposit of €65 due within 3 days of reservation. Discount of €20 for additional sibling | Refundable only in the event of Flying Turtle course cancellation | Remaining balance due in full Sept 14th, two weeks prior to start of course.
Course : WINTER 2022 - AGES 13-15 and Ages 16-18 To be Determined
In this term we will continue the process work developed in the autumn term and begin to develop the ideas that will be performed in the following term, (the Spring Production Sharing of work either on ZOOM or in the theatre) We will work on the basics of voice and body work, relaxation techniques, creating character, collaborative improvisation, devising, and theatre craft - all done in a supportive and fun environment. This is a highly creative process calling on the imaginative participation of all in the group.
Participants in this term should plan to proceed to the Spring Production term.
These ZOOM classes will be very interactive and engaging with a maximum class size of 10 students.
Course LIVE? : Teen Drama Production Week - June2021 - To be determined
This course is specifically for those teens with previous experience so participants must be ready to dive in!
It is a week long intensive course that touches on the basics of voice and body work, ensemble work, improvisation, and the interaction between body and imagination. However, the bulk of this week is spent preparing for an acting presentation of an original devise production to be performed on SATURDAY evening June 27th 7:00pm at the New Theatre in Temple Bar.
All those attending this course must have the desire to perform in front of an audience, as the process of this class is focused on creating and performing an original piece.
Because of the nature of this course, all participants must be committed to be reliable to the group and must promptly attend all classes and the performance as scheduled below.
Class size is limited to 12 students maximum in order to assure the highest level of attention for all participants. There is usually a wait list for this course, so reserve early!
When: JUNE | Monday through Saturday: Mon-Fri 11-3pm, Saturday 1-9pm. PERFORMANCE
Where: Classes: Top Floor Studio, Flying Turtle Productions, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 | Performance: The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Fees: €TBD. Minimum non-refundable deposit of €65 due within 3 days of reservation. Discount of €20 for additional sibling | Refundable only in the event of Flying Turtle course cancellation. Remaining balance due in full 13th June, two weeks prior to start of course.
Course : Ages 13-15 and Ages 16-18 SPRING Production Term 2022 To be determined
This is a production term expanding on the winter development term and culminating in a sharing of work in a performance on the last day of class May 22nd. This will be created collaboratively under the guidance of the tutor, and will be specifically designed for performance on ZOOM for invited family. All students in this term need to be available on May 22nd for the sharing of work. If you are not available, we can work around that and design it accordingly, but we would need to know at the beginning of the term.