Thanks for all your interest & support with Act The Maggot.
This shop is now closed. In good school marm fashion, that means “CLASS DISMISSED” for the moment!
Plenty of ideas for new classes in the pipeline. We may be mindfully roving about anywhere writing, filming, performing, partying? Who knows. Watch This Space & the FB page for the next big event.
Until then – enjoy the Spring whenever the hell it decides to return!
p.s. This message is posted today – April 11th, 2013
The latest crop of Beginners’ Creative Writing & Acting has officially kicked off in The Presbytery Building – if you didn’t have your head screwed on and forgot about it, just show up next week with the readies:)
7.30pm – No. 7 Lower Exchange Street, Temple Bar – Next door to Smock Alley
Shows worth seeing
Broken Promise Land – Theatre Upstairs
Mouth On Fire – New Theatre
All you good folk who have signed up for courses starting Tuesday March 5th, please show up 7.15ish for registration at Kaplan College, The Presbytery Building, No. 7 Lower Exchange Street Temple Bar – big green door. See Google map
The remainder of your fees is due the first night of class unless otherwise accounted for.
Creative Writers – bring paper & pen.
Beginner Actors -wear comfy clothes.
Some spots left for April 11 beginners acting class.
When I Met My Muse
I glanced at her & took my glasses off–they were still singing. They buzzed like a locust on the coffee table and then ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the sunlight bent. I felt the ceiling arch, and knew that nails up there took a new grip on whatever they touched. “I am your own way of looking at things,” she said. “When you allow me to live with you, every glance at the world around you will be a sort of salvation.” And I took her hand.
Stafford, William, An Oregon Message, 1987
Well done on your first class yon adventurous maggots!! — at Ranelagh Arts Centre
Looking forward to what t’other maggots pull out of the hat! No pressure:) aren’t we only akkin da magga! mmm well deserved pints after…
What is truer than truth? The Story
……now put that in your pipe and smoke it
ADVICE TO WRITERS
Even if it keeps you up all night,
wash down the walls and scrub the floor
of your study before composing a syllable.
Clean the place as if the Pope were on his way.
Spotlessness is the niece of inspiration.
The more you clean, the more brilliant
your writing will be, so do not hesitate to take
to the open fields to scour the undersides
of rocks or swab in the dark forest
upper branches, nests full of eggs.
When you find your way back home
and stow the sponges and brushes under the sink,
you will behold in the light of dawn
the immaculate altar of your desk,
a clean surface in the middle of a clean world.
From a small vase, sparkling blue, lift
a yellow pencil, the sharpest of the bouquet,
and cover the pages with tiny sentences
like long rows fo devoted ants
that followed you in from the woods
Feb 28 acting class FULL. Extra Tuesday class now offered due to demand, book now for Tuesday March 5 or else Thursday April 11 - only two more chances to act the maggot before September. Early birds & all that. Or try creative writing? http://bit.ly/Wwyutx
Thanks for your continued support & enthusiasm.