Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's on the box, Mr. Stripey Socks??

So, the blog's been feeling a little neglected for the last while, but all that's about to change!!! We have entered the second semester of 2010-2011 and we're looking forward to seeing the rest of the academic year out in style!!

Last week saw the long-awaited producti0n of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' go to stage. The snow managed to postpone it before Christmas, but you can't keep a good show down! And what a good show it was!!! With a great reception, the play received rave reviews from the audience, being hailed by audience members as one of the best Drama production they had seen in a long time. Congratulations to director Brenda Foulds for an amazing job done. Set to head to the Irish Student Drama Associations annual festival at the start of next month, we can't wait to see what kind of reaction it receives on a national front.

This week sees the production of 'The Mercy Seat' by Neil La Bute and directed by our very own Public Relations Officer Mike King, taking to the stage. Opening tonight in the Aula Maxima, our second production to take place there in 2 weeks, we are expecting this show to go down a treat. Making this 9/11 based play even more special is its timing, as this year marks the 10year anniversary of the American tragedy. With our second slot at ISDA reserved for this emotional masterpiece, NUI Maynooth is hoping to wow this year.

Casting for our Black Box Festival has taken place as well as for the Irish Production- in association with An Cuallacht and the University's Irish Department. As well as that, plans for a devising workshop with the Abbey's José Miguel Jiminez are in the works, regular meet-ups are being planned and much much more besides leaving plenty more dramatic fun to be expected in the coming weeks.

Can I get a 'yeeeeehaw'???!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Auditions

NUIM Drama Society/The Roscian Players is proud to announce that it will be staging 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'. The performance will be taking place in the Aula Maxima on November 30th, December 1st and December 2nd.

Auditions for the production are taking place this week on Wednesday (13th October) in JHT10 and Thursday (14th October) in JHT1. Both audition venues can be found on the first floor of John Hume Building.

There is no need to prepare any material for the auditions. A selection of scenes from the show will be available on each night of the auditions and you will be given plenty of time to rehearse the scene before performing it (with script in hand; don't worry!).

For all first timer members of the society, make sure you also audition for our First Timer's Festival (Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152819964756057&ref=mf).

Looking forward to seeing you at the auditions!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

What We Did

What We Did 2009/2010

First Timer's Festival (featuring: Lovers: Winners and Losers, Cagebirds)

Disco Pigs
Fear and Misery in the Third Reich
Christmas Ball
Hamlet Seminars
Black Box Festival (featuring: Don't Dress for Dinner, Medea Redux: Bash, Rashómon)
A Few Good Men
Directing and Acting Workshops with the Gaeity School of Acting

What We Did 2008/2009

Dolly West's Kitchen
The One-Act Redemption (featuring: We Need to Talk, Soldiers of the Cloth, What's in Store?, Piano Bar)
Christmas Ball
Rembering Rose
Jesus Christ Superstar
Maynooth's Got Talent
Black Box Festival (featuring: Trainspotting, Vegetable Universe, The Drowned World)
Tagann Godot
A Piece of Cake
The Musical Misdemeanours of Sally Scribbles
Reduced Shakespeare
Multiple Un-PC Deaths of John Lennon
No Pants Thursdays
Directing and Acting Workshops with the Gaeity School of Acting
Our start of year AGM
Our end-of-year AGM
Drama Phantoming
Drama Nunning
and more...

What We Did 2007/2008

Blood Wedding
First Timer's Festival (featuring: The Bear, An Actor's Nightmare, Lunch, Duplicit, Purgatory, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, 15 Minute Hamlet)
Castle Fair
Little Shop of Horrors
Black Box (featuring: The Tinker's Wedding, Drama at Inish, Glengarry Glen Ross)
One for the Road
M. Will Come
Zippity Pow!
Christmas Ball
Writer's Circle
Directing and Acting Workshops with the Gaeity School of Acting
Whose Line is It Anyway?...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 2009

Don't Forget!

Club and Societies Day
Join us on 30th September in the Main Sports Hall. Free stuff and friendly people. €2 to join, which covers your insurance for the year, so break all the legs you want!

Our 'Annual General Mayhem' Party. Even MORE free stuff (including intoxicating liquor goodness). Meet the committee and all of our members, new and old, and learn about our plans for the year. Classhall F, 7.30pm, Thursday October 1st.

Stage Combat Workshop
Tuesday 22nd, Auxilia 1, 7pm. Learn to look like you're fighting when really you're NOT! It's all very dramatic.

FAME Auditions
Our first auditions of the year are being held this week, for FAME, the musical. 7.30pm Each night, Monday and Tuesday are singing rehearsals, Wednesday is dancing. Be there or...don't be in with a chance.

Monday 28th Sept. - Classhall F, Arts Block
Tuesday 29th Sept. - Aula Maxima
Wednesday 30th Sept. - Aula Maxima

As you can tell, it's a busy week for your local neighbourhood Drama Society, but if you have any questions, you can direct them, as usual, to drama@nuimsu.com

Saturday, September 12, 2009

2009 - 2010

The blog, having been forgotten about for a while, is now back up and running for you, our lovely members. We'll be using this blog, as well as our weekly e-mails, as a means to communicate with you all and to let you know about our upcoming events.

We're already full of anticipation for this year, and we hope to see you all on Clubs and Socs Day 2009 with your €2 coins and ideas at the ready. 30th September, Main Sports Hall.

We'll see you there!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Little Shop Of Horrors

Nuim's Production of the Musical 'Little Shop of Horrors'!!!

Aula Maxima: South Campus, NUI Maynooth
Doors at 7 PM, Show at 7.30 PM
21st - 24th April, 2008
Tickets: Adult € 12, Student/Child €8, Member € 7
Contact 086.360.6837 for bookings
Tickets also on sale in the Arts Block, North Campus
between 11 and 2 from the 21st-24th of April

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Upcoming Events

Just to fill you in on the many events we have already planned for the upcoming year.

Beginning at 7pm this Wednesday 26th September, we will be presenting a Stage Combat Workshop by Paul Burke from the Gaiety School of Acting in Rye Hall Lecture Theatre, next door to the PACR. This is the first of a series of workshops that will be run this year in conjunction with the Gaiety School of Acting. It looks like an extremely exciting event (If you want to get a gander at Paul's workshop in action check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mklzvTBX5RA), However there is a limit of 30 places on the workshop and it will be first come first served, so make sure to get your name down on the sign-up list on the drama society notice-board quickly. Participation in the workshop will cost only €3.

Later on in the semester there will be a programme of 6 acting workshops run by Gaiety school tutors, the first of which will be on the 8th of October at 7pm in the rye hall lecture theatre. There will also be two directing workshops, the first which will be on Wednesday the 10th of October. Again there will be limited places availible in this new initiative, information about this will be availible on Fairs Day and at the A.G.M.

Ah and speaking of the A.G.M., it has been organised for 6.30p.m. on Wednesday 3rd of October the evening of Fairs Day (venue yet to be confirmed). So make sure to be there and catch up on all the drama plans for the coming year. Who knows, there may even be a pre-Fresher's Ball beverage on offer!
For anyone interested in proposing a play, don't be shy and get it sent into the committee as soon as possible. For advice on how to draw up a proposal, check out our website: www.nuim-drama.com