We currently offer a range of workshops and ongoing courses for students of all ages. Please get in touch if you’re interested in talking about any of our programmes.
Our physical presence and how to arrive at a state of calm and openness to our audience.
How the actor’s focus can become the child’s focus.
How to bring mischief into our play. Be BOLD in your play.
Chorus work. Moving and working as a group.
An introduction to European models of theatre practice for children and young audiences by Muireann Ahern.
How to filter the unpredictable into your show.
How, why and what’s next when gauging your audience’s level of excitement, fear, wonder, attention or boredom.
Knowing our audience and age appropriate work.
Play to an audience of children in The Peacock Theatre.
How to watch out for the pitfalls of stage confectionary when performing for children.
What is the correct way to make a bow?
And how is a bouquet properly received on the modern stage?
Supported by Dublin City Council
Theatre Lovett invite you to an open audition workshop in Dance House, Foley
Street, Dublin 1 on Thursday 12 July from 2pm to 5.30pm.
This workshop will be led by Louis Lovett and will include improvisation,
movement, object manipulation and how to trip over a cucumber… with style.
Audition group numbers are limited to 93 (maybe 94) so please send a CV and
photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
A workshop for actors (or team-players)
To sign up email email@example.com or call the festival on 021 4215131 . More information on the festival can be found here.
Under Lovett’s guidance, actors will be introduced to physical theatre as applied specifically to theatre for children and family audiences. Louis’ own unique style of physical theatre embraces the spirit of play – an essential component for any practitioner in providing quality theatre experiences for audiences of any age.
“If this could happen regularly it would be a real gift to a lot of young theatre makers… and not to have to leave the country to do it!”
“I really feel like Louis explored and articulated so intelligently some of the key challenges that I / everyone is faced with as an actor. I think this is the best workshop I’ve been on, including my full time actor training. I feel inspired and excited and hopeful having done this workshop”
“Terrific, a very good experience for an actor working in all types of theatre for all ranges of audiences. There was time and attention to really learn about the craft of theatre”
Theatre Lovett Joint Artistic Directors Louis Lovett and Muireann Ahern will take you through the actor’s journey on stage: how to take hold of the moment you’re in, how to look forward to the moment coming next and, most importantly, how to look back – to the moments of play that children understand, and that adults remember and learn from.
In this workshop Louis will introduce you to his own unique style of performance – one that embraces the mischievous spirit of play.
Please note this workshop welcomes both children and adults
The workshop is 120 minutes in duration.
Theatre Lovett offer professional development training courses for teachers that focus on the relationships between drama and theatre.
These practical professional development workshops are led by Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett and are open to all teachers (primary and post primary) who are interested in drama and theatre practice.
The focus of the workshops is on physical theatre and how it might be applied in the classroom. Physical theatre as any mode of performance that pursues storytelling through primarily physical means.
Voice, gesture and focus
Physical theatre exercises
Colouring your story with gesture and voice
Empowering the child or young person – How to bring your listeners with you
How the teacher’s focus can become the child’s or young person’s focus in storytelling
The relationship between Teacher and Performer
“I really like the focus on neutrality. As a teacher of LONG standing (!) I’m used to using vocal pitch, tone, colour a lot for the purpose of control, attention etc. and of course in storytelling. However, I will now reflect on using neutrality more – less is more – less “mugging”
“They showed me that everything is possible. I know this will help me during my teaching career”