David Lynch here talks about his thoughts on creativity and consciousness.
Sorry folks, lots of disappointed maggots could not get into this autumn’s class. It’s full up. The next one begins in 2016. Look forward to having you act the maggot with us in the New Year! To make sure you get a place next time, get in touch with us and pay your deposit for the January class.
The dates are, Thursday January 28th – March 3rd, 2016 inclusive.
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Today’s reminder is from the brilliant author of The Element and Finding Your Element, Sir Ken Robinson.
Here is a really interesting youtube of Ken Robinson’s talk on How Schools Kill Creativity
Yes. Come along and Mind Yourself with Act The Maggot! Sunday is the day of rest. Why not treat yourself to a personal day of nurture and relaxation on Sunday November 29th with us? Prepare yourself for the December madness and look forward to 2016. This special day will be held in the sanctuary of Dublin Holistic Centre. The workshop will include a few fun ice-breaker exercises, some gentle stretching, short mindfulness meditations, creative thinking exercises and the creation of vision boards. We will also discuss tips & tricks towards better diet and sleep hygiene. Each participant will leave with a goody bag of mindfulness tips and your own vision board. Limited places. Open to men and women over 18. For more details and how to book, please click here
Greetings Folks! Lots of emails coming in asking us when we will Act The Maggot again!!!
Thanks for all your queries. There will be more beginners’ acting classes starting on Thursday October 8th, 2015 running until Thursday, November 12th, 2015 inclusive.
Classes will kick off right in the heart of Temple Bar in the stunning Temple Bar Gallery
So get cracking and get on the list become a maggot now!!!
Limited places. Write to us to book your spot – firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the rest of the 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