Do the meditation rock with Bob Dylan on bass!

sitAllen Ginsberg teaches meditation through song! “The trickster and teacher, Ginsberg often used humor to disarm his audience, then went in for the kill, so to speak. We may find no more pointed an example of this comedic pedagogy than his 1981 song, “Do the Meditation Rock,” recorded in 1982 as a shambling folk-rock jam above with guitarist Steven Taylor, and members of Bob Dylan’s touring band—including Dylan himself making a rare appearance on bass.” spotted on Openculture (a fantastic online treasure trove). Listen to this hilarious lesson in how to meditate by famous beat poet, Allen Ginsberg!
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If you want to demystify this mindfulness thing, join us in Rathmines on Sunday, November 6th for an introductory session in learning how to meditate.

Get offline and into your breath!

getoffPhone Aren’t you curious about this Mindfulness thing? Don’t we spend far too much time plugged in, online, on calls, sorting mails, reading texts, switching apps, then needing naps?! What if I told you – you can do all that and more and not get bogged down? Want to develop your own stress survival techniques? Come find out on Sunday afternoon, November 6th, 2016. Take some time out and explore your breath and learn some simple relaxation tools. For more information click here.

Next Beginners Acting class kicks off Thursday, Oct 20th. Book now!

Hurry. Hurry. Grab your spot in this fun drama class, specially designed for beginners. Learn how to Act The Maggot with other like-minded adults! The next class is now open for booking and beginning to fill. He who hesitates is lost! Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm in Temple Bar from October 20th to November 24th, inclusive. Option to join follow-on class after this which involves a stage performance. All courses cost €180.00.
To book, call (01) 496 7021 or (087) 374 4926 or


New Monday afternoon classes Act The Maggot for Juniors launching Sept 26!

TERM 1 – September 26th to December 5th – 2016

2pm -2.45pm: Juniors (junior & senior infants) Price per term: €125.00

3pm – 4pm: Primary (1st, 2nd and 3rd class) Price per term: €150.00

4.15pm – 5.15pm: Primary 2 (5th and 6th class) Price per term: €150.00

TERM 2 – January 16th to March 13th – 2017

2pm -2.45pm: Juniors (junior & senior infants) Price per term: €125.00

3pm – 4pm: Primary (1st, 2nd and 3rd class) Price per term: €150.00

4.15pm – 5.15pm: Primary 2 (5th and 6th class) Price per term: €150.00

All classes take place in Rathmines.

Drama for confidence, creativity, and communication. Please note this is not a stage school! Emphasis is placed on fun and the personal and social development of the child.

To book contact us at or call (01) 496 7021


Life is a Stage! C’mon Improvers

IMG_2800Are you ready to get up there and strut your stuff? Here’s your opportunity to face your fear of going on stage with a group of like-minded maggots! Join the follow on six-week class for those who’ve done the Beginner’s Act The Maggot class or if you have acting experience and want to nail a good audition piece. We’ll continue with the improvisation fun but will also do text work on individual monologues. The Monday night, following the last Thursday night class, everyone will have the opportunity to invite friends and family to support them as they get up on that stage. It’s great fun and such a buzz. These Improver Classes take place in Temple Bar and run on Thursday nights, 7.30pm-9.30pm from October 20th to November 24th with the showcase on Monday, Movember 28th in a city centre location. Course costs €180. Contact 087 374 4926 or to book your spot.

Book now for Sept 1 class – Thursdays!

img_4446.jpgStill some spots remaining on our next six-week class for beginners. Get in touch now. Lots of great testimonials to read right here to help make up your mind. Send us a mail to and we will send you booking details. If you have any questions, call (01) 496 7021 or 087 374 4926

Beginners Acting Thursday, Sept 1 to Thursday, October 6, 2016
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios – GoogleMaps – 7.30-9.30pm
Price €180.00 – €50 deposit required to guarantee your spot

Great team-building testimonial just in!

Team“Amy facilitated a 2-hour team building / energising session for 50 colleagues and it was an outstanding success. The group quickly lost their inhibitions and everyone got to know each other in a completely new way. Above all everyone smiled and laughed throughout the session which was talked about for weeks afterwards. Amy followed the brief given to her and I would have no hesitation in recommending Amy if you want to inject some energy and fun into your team.” Frank Keating, Pensions Administration Manager, Aon Hewitt

See our sister site for more information on work of this nature.

We will 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, Improvisation, 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 087 374 4926 or send us a mail to outlining what you want for your team.
It is always better to pick up the phone and tell us exactly what you imagine!

Book your Autumn evening class now!

New September classes now open for booking
Fun Acting for Beginners and Improvers!
See website for details
Call/text 087 3744926 or actthemaggot@gmail.comSeptember2016classes

Book Act The Maggot for your away day team-building event

HandsSo many emails, so many deadlines, so much work!!
Does your team need to connect with one another in a fun way?
Think about hiring us to run a fun session for you. We can handle any group size comfortably. You can guarantee that we will help inject some fun and frolics into your away day or in-house event.

“Amy has a fantastic way of encouraging contributions from all types of people. She has an inventive exercise for everyone. She has helped teams work through and diffuse tension and develop their creative confidence as a team. I would highly recommend Act The Maggot to anyone looking to improve teamwork in their organisation.”
– Jessica Hayden, Head of Programme Development, Innovation Academy, U.C.D. Belfield, Dublin.”

Call Amy on 01 496 7021 or 087 374 4926 or
For more information on Amy’s team-building offerings, see