I started a Drama class, in An Cosan, Jobstown in September 2014. I was very nervous at first, but I need not have been as it turned out to be great fun. Our Tutor was called Kiera, and there was about 16 in the class. We played games and did improvisation. At the start of each class we did a check in just to see how everyone was feeling, we also did some warm up excises. The classes have really boosted my confidence no end. In the improvisation Kiera suggests a topic, for instance there are people waiting in a Doctors Surgery and you have to make a good excuse to get in front of the first person. I said I was crippled with pains and got sick on the person in front of me ( not really ). It was great fun. It really stretched the imagination.
We also play games where you have to remember everyone’s name and cross over when you call them, it is very good for concentration. In January we started to rehearse for our play in June, it was called Waterworks, it was a comedy about water rates, very topical. We were each given a script to learn our lines and told which person we would be. I was a girl called Norma who was into flower power, and was mad about plants. Coming up yo when it was on we rehearsed every day it was hard learning the lines at first, as I have never done this before. The play was on in Red Rua in the Square, Tallaght. On the night of the play I was very nervous just in case I went blank and forgot my lines. I need not have worried as everything went well. Y family were in the front row and I was only a few feet away from them. They really loved it and thought it was hilarious , they were so proud of me. We did two shows that night. It was the 25th June and it was seven euro in to see it. I am going back in September for another term, I am really looking forward to it.
I would highly recommend it to anyone, who likes to have fun and games. It is free but we give 5 euro for tea coffee and cakes. The open day to sign up is September the 2nd . If you are coming from Tallaght it is the right turn at the lights just at the Jobstown Pub, straight up to the roundabout and straight through it is on the left hand side (An Cosan ) GOOD LUCK.