Acting workshops for Birr Theatre

OFFLINE Film Festival is hosting workshops teaching acting for television and film commencing on August 25 and August 26.

OFFLINE Film Festival is hosting workshops teaching acting for television and film commencing on August 25 and August 26.

Organised in association with Filmbase, this intensive film acting course is aimed at aspiring and beginning actors as well as theatrically-trained actors making the transition from stage to screen.

The course enables actors to tap into and exploit their potential for film acting, whilst equipping them with a practical awareness of what directors and casting directors look for in auditions.

It runs from Thursday, August 25 to Friday August 26 On the Thursday it is on from 10am to 5pm and on Friday from 9am to 4pm

The cost is e190 and booking can be made by calling (057) 9122911

The course tutor is Ronnie McCann who trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Drama and at Lee Strasberg in New York. As an Actor he has appeared in most UK television dramas such as Eastenders, The Bill, he is a regular in Casualty and many more.

He has appeared in several feature films including The Acid House. On stage he was in the original Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre where he also became Assistant Director. He set up his own theatre company Curam and directed new writing at the Citizens.

Throughout his career he has taught Acting, Improvisation and Acting for Camera. He taught Acting for Camera at Mountview for 2 years until he moved to Ireland and still directs their showcases in the West End, London.

He also taught at the Actors Centre, Covent Garden London, London School of Dramatic Art, Drama Centre, City Lit (were he also devised a Directing for theatre course which he ran for 7 years). At present, he runs the Brennan Acting Agency and teaches at the Gaiety School.