An Introduction to Adult Acting (18+)


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Price: €120.00 for UCC Staff/Students, recipients of Social Welfare Payments, Over 65’s. €140.00 for all other applicants.

Starts: Monday 17th April 2023, from 19:00 – 21:00 in the Theatre Lab*

Classes will run for 6 weeks on the following dates: 17th April, 24th April, 08th May, 15th May, 22nd May, 29th May**

If you have a hunch about acting, this is the class for you. Discover the joy of playing with voice, gesture and emotion to create character pictures. Discover the power of performance and learn to allow yourself to “be” fully in a public setting. Learn to engage with dramatic text and discover ways of bringing it to life on stage. Learn to have fun and experience excitement by exploring what is possible within the experience of yourself. The class is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.


Jack Healy has worked in theatre for over thirty years mainly as an actor and playwright. He has written scripts for the Everyman Palace, and RTE Radio. Most recently, under commission from Cork County Council, he wrote a stage adaptation of the novel, Glenanaar by Cannon Sheehan to celebrate the centenary of his death. Recently he played the part of Michael in the highly acclaimed production of Dancing at Lughnasa at the Everyman Palace, Cork.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Subject to a minimum no. for course to run.

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*Subject to Public Health Guidelines
**There will be no class on Monday 01st May due to the bank holiday


Please note the Department of Theatre will receive your contact details so as to email you with any necessary information regarding the course.