Real Drama Queens

Ring in the New Year with the first 'Mice at Play' event of 2009: an Acting Workshop with top director George C Heslin

I had this idea about challenging the MICE with a different type of activity. Something creative. Something that would push us outside of our comfort zone and which would make us feel empowered. So I got an idea...

I called George C Heslin, the Artistic Director of critically acclaimed Origin Theatre Company (http://www.origintheatre.org/). This is what we came up with:

George will lead a 3 hour work shop "From Page to Stage", a creative afternoon using varied techniques and theatre games to write our very own play. No writing skills required just be prepared to laugh, skip, dance and role.

About George:

George has been an actor, director and producer for seventeen years. He is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre Trinity College Dublin,The Abbey Theatre Dublin Directors Program and The HB Studio New York where he studied with the legendary Uta Hagen.

Prior to college he was resident stage manager at Dublin’s Gate Theatre where he worked on 11 productions. He spent time in the drama department in RTE Irelands national TV station.

As an actor he recently completed the Broadway national tour of the hit show Stones In His Pockets. In New York he has appeared in many off-Broadway productions including Juno and The Paycock at The Roundabout , The Blowin of Baile Gall Irish Arts Centre and The Colleen Bawn Irish Repertory Theatre (Drama Desk Nomination) and his one man show Misterman (short listed for best actorat the Dublin festival). Regionally he has played at The Kennedy Center, Old Globe San Diego, Pittsburgh Public, Studio Arena Buffalo,
Virginia Stage Company, Penguin Rep, The Caldwell Theatre Florida and Syracuse Stage, to name a few.

London stage appearances include The Kings Head, The Drill Hall and he has played twice on London’s West End with Philadelphia Here I Come and The British Premiere of Elegies.

In Ireland he has worked with almost every theatre company including The Abbey Theatre Ireland’s National Theatre, Druid Theatre Company, The Gate, The Olympia ,Passion Machine, and The Lyric Theatre Belfast.

Film and TV includes The Boxer, De ja Vu, Third Watch and As The World Turns for C.B.S. Feature films include Three Days In Dublin with Gretchen Moll.

When: Sunday January 24th from 2pm to 5pm.

George has assured me that the larger the group the more productive and creative the class will be. So with this in mind, all MICE who recruits a new member to the group will receive a discount.

Mice be daring! Discover your hidden talent and let yourself go!

Please RSVP to me before December 26th at: themiceplay@mac.com.

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