Confidence to write

quote4-wI am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. And I don’t mean lying back on the couch, just poring over Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook and liking and sharing quotes about positive living. You’ve got to clarify what you want to do. Then you’ve got to take small steps to achieve your goals. Now, when it comes to creative writing, I really believe that if you can talk, you can write. To become a writer, you must simply write. And you simply must read. Enjoy the journey. It can be frustrating but oh so enriching and rewarding too.

Catch Murder of Crows at Theatre Upstairs

moc_flyer_back_draft_02Fancy a great night out with your pals this festive season? How about an hour of scintillating new writing for the stage? Get yourself down to see Murder of Crows before it closes. It runs at lunch time and evenings until Decemebr 17. More exciting new writing from Theatre Upstairs, located over Lanigan’s Pub on Eden Quay.

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For details on times and dates and to book online, take a look around the Theatre Upstairs’ cool website. Season’s Greeting, Maggots!

Watch our Monologue Showcase Video now

This is how it rolls at Act The Maggot. You take a beginner’s acting class thinking how scary it is and you have a blast learning improvisation and meeting great new people. So, you decide to go to the improvers’ class and work on text and hey presto you end up on stage in front of a live audience. It is so amazing what we can do for ourselves if we take a leap of faith and just go for it. The key is “baby steps”. It is such a buzz to perform live. It is so rewarding, not to mention the fun factor.

We are so proud of our Level 2 maggots who performed last Thursday night to a full house. What a great night. Season’s Greetings all. Have a read if you want more information on next year’s beginners acting or creative writing courses. We are also offering more opportunities to perform live on stage in the Improvers class. You can buy course vouchers for friends and loved ones either. So take a look around and get in touch. Email us at to book your place.

Season’s Greetings


We are very much looking forward to watching the Improver Maggots in action tonight, Thursday, December 1, 2016. Their series of monologues kicks off at 8pm. Break a leg all. You all know where it is happening! Come in time to grab a drink before it starts. It will be followed by a few festive scoops. Happy Christmas to all the wonderful maggots who joined us this year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017.

Express yourself in 2017

nyscribblerExpress yourself in 2017. Have an interest in characters and stories? Do people and happenings captivate you? Try a fun new writing class for a change. It’s just six weeks and will get you sorted for the year ahead. For more information, see here #NewYearNewYou! #beginnerscreativewriting

Improvers Acting Class Showcase

Life is a stage for sure. What a bunch of fun, theatrical creatives we have assembled again for the autumn intermediate acting class. Oh yes! They are about to go on stage for the first time ever in front of a live audience. The monologue showcase from the Improvers Course is coming up on December 1. We are delighted that these Beginner Actors are managing to strut their stuff on the stage and have so much fun after six weeks only. Amazing work and commitment from all.

If you want to learn more about the next available Improvers Acting Class take a look here

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Free sign up for Film and Television castings

CarpeSo you have done lots of acting courses and workshops or you may even have trained professionally and you want to get back into the game. There is so much film and television as well as commericals being shot in Ireland right now, you may aswell throw your hat in the ring. At Backstage Casting, you can sign up for free! You’ll need a decent picture of yourself, a CV and if you have links to a showreel or MP3 voiceover demos all the better. You can continually update your profile, the more experience and training you gather. Best of luck! To sign up, click here. If you want to try out an acting class but have never done one before, throw caution to the wind and try one of our six-week beginner acting classes in Temple Bar, Dublin. All of our courses run on Thursday nights from 7.30-9.30pm. They are social, fun and confidence-building. Happy Maggoting!