“Immediately got people working together as a team. Excellently facilitated.”
- Mary Ryan, Deputy General Manager, C.A.C.I. Dublin
“In terms of inter-team communication, this was a great exercise in getting teams who would not usually work very closely to interact in a relaxed and fun way. I enjoyed learning about my colleague’s aspirations and the customs from their native countries.”
- Francoise Gil, Office Manager, C.A.C.I. Dublin
Act The Maggot has been working with the Innovation Academy at UCD and has been developing its portfolio of services for the corporate sector. We deliver The Three C’s – Creativity, Confidence and Communication – in a mindful and humorous way. In keeping with our brand and company ethos, we offer a uniquely entertaining and light-hearted approach to Corporate Training.
We are happy to facilitate any sized group, on site or in a fun off site location.
We will meet with you to tailor-make something special for your staff, whether it is a 90-minute energising break out session to break up a conference or a morning/afternoon team-building session with a little more depth & structure, let us know. We design and deliver half day to two-day packages in Team-building, Mindfulness, Creativity and Innovation, Leadership training, Effective Communication, Role Play, Theatre of the Oppressed, Listening Skills, Assertiveness, Vocal Production techniques, Public speaking and Presentation skills.
Whatever you choose to focus on, you will be guaranteed your team will leave the sessions with a spring in their step and a better understanding of themselves and their colleagues. Email or give us a call to tell us about your group and we will figure out interesting, quirky sessions.
Call Amy at 01-4967021 or send us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining what you want for your team.
It is always better to pick up the phone and tell us exactly what you imagine!
Greetings Folks! Lots of emails coming in asking us when we will Act The Maggot again!!! Thanks for all your queries. There will be no more beginners’ classes until mid to late September 2014. We are on the look out for a new city centre location to host a new batch of beginners’ acting & creative writing classes (6 week courses). Not sure yet what evenings (Tues/Wed or Thurs depending on space we find) but the hours will be 7.30-9.30pm. Enjoy da summer all!
Short Film Script entitled “Eighty-Six”. This Screenplay was nominated as “Best original Screenplay” at the Waterford Film Festival 2013.
Briefly this film is about a Survivor of Institutional Child Abuse named Mary who receives a letter from her long lost sister whom she was forcefully separated from at the age of 7. The sister wants to meet Mary at a specified date. The film then follows Mary on her short journey, through the streets of Waterford City, to meet with her sister. Through everyday normal encounters we see the lasting legacy Institutional Child Abuse has had on Mary and her Mental State. Flashbacks of her abuse, the betrayal of our state to care for her and her difficulty in living a “normal” life are all examined on this short journey. As Her sister was never taken into Institutional care, will we see the same lasting effects on her and if not how does this affect her as opposed to Mary?
Our reason for writing to you directly is that we have received support from the Film Lab, through Waterford City Council Arts Department who have committed to ensuring this Short Film gains completion.
The next step in this process, is the development of our cast and we were hoping through your organisation that you can assist us in this aspect and allow us to offer your talented actors / actresses the opportunity to audition to be a part of this project.
Contact: For more info & copy of the script contact Michael & Padraig Walsh – email@example.com
Mind the Gap Films are casting for actors and extras for a series of sketches to be included in a four-part series with Neil Delamere about Irish heroes for RTE 2. This series follows on from the previous, highly successful shows The Only Viking in the Village and There’s Something about Patrick. Shooting will take place in JUNE – 3rd – 7th and 17th – 20th, mostly in or around Dublin. Most roles require half to 1 day’s work. Payment – €50 for half-1 day for single role; €75 for multiple roles. More details can be provided upon application for a specific role.
We will be casting on 16th and 21st of May at our offices 6 Wilton Place, Dublin 2. Please email your interest to Fran McNulty (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV and headshot, specifying which roles you wish to audition for and a time will be arranged. Please do not attend without contacting us first.
All sketches have a historical twist, and for that reason we cannot cast anyone with hair dyed unnatural colours/tattoos visible on arms/legs/upper back/neck etc. and any obvious piercings would need to be removed during filming.
Playing Age: 17 – 25
Specific requirements: Ability to do a Louth accent; proficient hurler; No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Description: Attractive, athletic male needed for TWO sketches – one involves playing hurling and beating another team single-handed, the other is a speaking part in a sketch with Cu Chulainn’s future father-in-law
Warriors x 6
Age: 18 – 40
Specific requirements: Costume roughly size medium; No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Description: No fighting involved
Fergus Sweet Lips
& possible 2nd role as TEACHER in another sketch
Age: 35 – 50
Specific requirements: Long haired, bearded man, little bit of a belly preferable; (Ability to do a cockney accent would mean consideration for a second role in another sketch); No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Description: Fergus Sweet Lips was the poet who accompanied the Fianna and regularly encouraged them during their battles; role involves cheerleading for warriors as they fight.
TEACHER sketch involves teaching Cockney rhyming slang to a young Irish noble.
Age: 30 – 50
Specific requirements: Trim and neat hair/facial hair etc. Professional lawyer-type; No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Description: Speaking part in a sketch involving parents signing their son up for the Fianna in a lawyer’s office
Lughaidh Ó Cléirigh (Speaking role)
Playing Age: 50+
Specific requirements: Grey haired man, sombre-looking, to play the role of a monk; No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Description: Will read from Red Hugh O’Donnell’s biography during a dating show sketch
Young Lady #1 & #2
Playing Age: 18 – 30
Specific requirements: Costume size 8 – 12; attractive young woman for sketch involving being chatted up by a Fianna warrior. No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Playing Age: 40 – 55
Specific requirements: Costume size 10 – 12
Description: worried mother of a teenager who is being signed up to be a Fianna warrior. No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Queen Elizabeth (Speaking role)
Playing Age: 25 – 35
Specific requirements: Long red hair, preferably a high forehead; costume size 10-12; No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Description: sketch involving plotting with her advisors on how to take over Ireland
Playing Age: 70+
Specific requirements: Costume size 10 – 14; No hair dyed unnatural colours/obvious piercings would need to be removed/no tattoos visible on arms/legs etc.
Description: Three women required for a birthday party sketch that plays on the idea that in Medieval times 30 years old was more like today’s 70.
Mind the Gap Films
6 Wilton Place
Have been enjoying working again with the wonderful members of Gateway in Rathmines Dublin 6. See their latest blog post about it. Long may this great relationship last.
New Course recruiting now… open invitation to all yee maggots who have completed the six-week beginner class with us or if you have done a bit of the old acting & fancy yourself more of an improver!
Wednesdays in Rathmines, Dublin 6
April 23-June 04, 2014 – maggot improvers class for another six weeks of fun fun fun g’wan g’wan g’wan!
€150 squids only. Book Now
If you looked at our site & thought you were beyond a beginners’ from scratch class…this one might be for you too!
More Information HERE
Attention HR folk: Act The Maggot is delira & excira to have been selected to enter the Google Online Challenge. A team of very sharp digital media folk are busy as bees tracking our website & doing all sorts of things on t’internet to develop the Corporate Training we offer to companies all over the country who decide they and their staff need to Act The Maggot. Watch this Space!!
HELP MAGGOTS!! This won’t take long. My colleague Dominick is based in Munich and is doing his thesis on the spread of the new Dublin accent throughout Ireland, through media such as RTÉ.
He is looking for speech samples from people who are from Dublin and from people who are from other parts of Ireland.
All recordings will be stored anonymously and confidentially.
If you want to help, you should record your name, age and where you grew up and then this text:-
On the first day of March, Conor was walking through town in mild spring weather. It would be night soon but he was done shopping. On his way home he got lost near Merrion Square. That was no big deal, he thought.
He passed a girl playing on the path with a boat and a toy whale. She also had a modern watch, so Conor asked her for the time. The girl glanced up at him. Her face was not very clean but she had a soft voice. It’s three past four, she said.
If you use Whatsapp on your smart/android phone, you should send your recording to this number – +49 15733136955 or you can send your recording to this email address email@example.com
Thanks from Dominick
New Improvers class starting after Easter!
Wednesday nights for six weeks only 7.30-9.30pm
April 23-June 4 inclusive. In leafy, lovely campus Rathmines Dublin 6.
This class is suitable for those who have already completed the six-week beginners’ class with us or if you are new to us and have done a beginner’s class elsewhere, now is your time to join us at Act The Maggot.
Email your queries & we’ll give ya the scoop.
Roll up. Roll up. New Improvers Acting Class For Adults
Kicking off Wednesday April 23 – June 04 inclusive, 2014 – 6 weeks of fun. Book here online. Early Birds Act The Maggot! Evenings at 7.30pm – 9.30pm in leafy & convenient Rathmines location. Dublin 6. €150. To book your spot – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0873744926. Read about us and see our Mad Maggot Movies on Youtube HERE
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”