Learn how to draw.

lecorbusierAct The Maggot is delighted to offer a brand new Drawing for Beginners class this Spring. Want to learn the basics of drawing? Chill out and have fun in a beautiful room with no distractions, just pencil and paper. Sketch away in good company. Good for the head and the heart. Join us on Tuesday nights, 7.30-9.30pm – April 25th to May 30th (€180). Limited places. actthemaggot@gmail.com to book your spot.

Wanna write for the movies?

robertmckeeAct The Maggot is thrilled to announce a new departure in our creative writing department. We are offering a brand new six-week course in Screenwriting at the end of April. This course is designed for the film and TV buffs among you. It is specifically aimed at those of you who have never tried it before. Here’s a thing. Imagine how alarming it might be if you did the maths on how many hours you actually spend watching feature films, short films, sketch comedy and episodes of TV shows per week. Content is everywhere now. We cannot avoid it. All is not lost, though. Let’s throw our oars in and make our own content. Let’s put those hours to good use and get creative. Imagine how much you have already learned about character and plot without really thinking about it. Yup. It’s time to tell the stories that you want to see up there on the screen.

NEW March/April evening classes booking now.

tootootNewsflash. Act The Maggot is offering a bunch of new, fun evening classes at the end of March and after Easter, 2017. Take a look around if you are interested in Creative Writing, Beginners’ Acting or try our brand new Introduction to Screenwriting. Also, if you have some acting experience already and fancy getting up on stage, consider joining our Improvers Acting class where you can focus your energies on a character and work on a monologue for performance. Later in the Spring, we will be introducing a new Acting – Level 3 class and a fun Drawing for Beginners class. There is also talk of a Creativity Retreat somewhere beautiful in Ireland. C’mon join the Maggot Machine! Keep your eyes peeled for our posters about town and on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for more news and info on creative happenings in Dublin and beyond. Happy Weekend.

One Moment Meditation

Curious to know and understand more about mindfulness and meditation? Want to learn in some easy steps? Take a look at this really helpful video explainer on how to meditate. Think about joining us on one of our Mind Yourself Mornings this year.

Casting Call

Casting for Student Short Film

Hally: Female: late 30s: detective
Jack: Male: late 30s: detective
Malcolm: Male: 20s: murder suspect
Therese: Female: 20s: murder suspect

It’s for a short that will be filmed on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March in Dublin. It’s a detective drama with practically all the scenes taking place in an interrogation style room.

The auditions are taking place on Wednesday 15th February from 6.30-9pm in Pulse College, 20 Ringsend Road (opposite the Maxol Station), Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4.

For further enquiries, contact Emma: emmajackson1985@hotmail.com

Have fun tackling your fear of Public Speaking

BEGINNERSDid you know that the average person ranks fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death?! This fear could be hurting your personal and professional life. So many people share this fear and the only way to get over it is to face it. The real learning and growth occurs when we are outside our comfort zone. It can be tackled in a fun, frivolous and social way. Join the beginner’s acting class and get up there with everyone else, have lots of fun and meet like-minded people. If you want to know more about what happens in a typical acting class Beginner’s Acting Class. Be sure to email us at actthemaggot@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Demand is high and the next course starts January 26, 2017. Read our testimonials to help make your decision.

Five reasons to take Act The Maggot’s beginner class

IMG_28011. Learn to communicate more effectively.
2. Become more confident in your body.
3. Make new friends in a fun, dynamic environment.
4. Learn that it’s ok to make mistakes. They are often the best fun!
5. Relieve stress and tension through creative expression.

Read more about our next Beginner’s Acting class and sign up. Email today if you want to book a place for the January 26 class.


2017 Creative Writing and Acting classes booking now!

Beginners Creative Writing – Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Rathmines, Jan 31-March 7 – €180
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Beginners Acting – Level 1 Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Temple Bar, Jan 26-March 2- €180
actthemaggot@gmail.com for queries and booking
ComfortImprovers Acting – Level 2 Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Rathmines, Jan 24 – Feb 28- €180
There will be a Monologue Showcase to live audience.
actthemaggot@gmail.com for queries and bookingimg_2803.jpgIntermediate Acting – Level 3 – Thursdays, 7.30pm-10pm.
Venue and dates not confirmed – €200
Scene study. There will be a Duologue Showcase to live audience. This class will commence at the end of Marchboom

actthemaggot@gmail.com for queries and booking


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!