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Course A: Imagine if….
Tutor: Maisie Lee

Course Outline

This course is for beginner actors and those with limited drama experience. Through games, exercises, small group work and scene study we will explore how to activate our imaginations, work as an ensemble, create and embody characters and most importantly have fun and be creative when performing.

During our action-packed 6 days together, we will work on:

  • Drama Games
  • Improvisation
  • Non-verbal performance
  • Ensemble Building
  • Text work and scene study
  • Directing
  • Voice Work
  • Movement
  • Relaxation Techniques

I will send out the play texts that we will be working with a few weeks before the course for those who would like to familiarise themselves with them, but there is no obligation to do so. The course will provide a toolkit of resources and techniques to instil confidence and enjoyment in your future performances.


About the tutor

Maisie is a Theatre Director originally from the UK. She studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and was based in Dublin for 17 years before recently relocating to Galway. She is interested in work with a strong storytelling element and her work spans theatre for adults and young audiences, radio drama and documentary. She also works as a dramaturg, drama facilitator and drama teacher and has taught at The Lir Academy, Gaiety School of Acting, TU Dublin and the University of Galway.

Maisie has worked with The Abbey Theatre, Fishamble New Play Company, Druid Theatre, The Gate Theatre, Town Hall Theatre Galway, Backstage Theatre Longford, Bewley’s Café Theatre, Project Arts Centre, The Ark Cultural Centre for Children, NASC Venue Network, Galway Theatre Festival, Near FM, Galway Bay FM and RTE2FM. Maisie is currently Artist in Residence for Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Maisie is thrilled to be a tutor on this year’s DLI Summer School programme.