StageScreen 50/50 is the only course of it's kind in Ireland. It fuses both speech and drama with acting to camera and film production for the well rounded experience. The course is creative, challenging, exciting but above all fun. Students learn to explore their creative sides in a fun and supportive environment.
Each class will write their own short films and tv commercials, and each term we will select some to film and turn into movies. Students will have the choice to direct, to operate cameras or act in the films - there is something for everyone. Term one the students will learn the basics of how films are made, and shoot their own tv commercials. Term two students will shoot a short film that the class has devised themselves using professional equipment. In In term three students take part in a script writing competition in Feis Maitiu in the Mill Theatre Dundrum, where one script will be selected from the class and performed on stage.
Every week students will also study speech and drama. Students will have weekly classes in vocal techniques: breathing, projection and articulation. They will study acting for stage through improvisations, drama exercises and play rehearsals. There is a big performing element on the course. The students take part in numerous competitions in the Feis Maitiu in the Mill Theatre Dundrum and two showcases in the Sean O'Casey Theatre.
Students also have the option of auditioning for full scale youth productions. Last year productions included 'The Witches' and 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'. This year's productions will be 'Chatroom' and 'The Snow Queen'.
An optional agency service is provided and students are sent out on auditions for TV/Film/Adverts. This year 50/50 student Niall Jordan played the pivotal part of 'Peter' in the tv series 'The Dublin Murders'.
10% sibling discounts available.
All courses are run under strict social distancing and health guidelines from the HSA, HSE and the Government. In the event of a further lockdown the courses will move online until it is advised safe to go back to normal.
Reviews from students and parents (taken from Facebook)
"My daughter joined this company last September. She absolutely loves it. She can't wait for Saturday to come around to go to class. She has just completed her grade 4 exams in speech and drama. They receive excellent training from Conor and it's so fun. They won the script writing cup in the feis maithu this year which created great excitement....Highly recommend to any budding actors out there." Elizabeth Byrne
"Definitely 5/5 courses. My daughter Domiziana just started last September and learned so much. She found it great for her confidence, to face audience etc. she made new friends. Domiziana loves acting and she loves it even more since starting StageScreen 50/50. Always good fun and great people. Conor is an amazing person and teacher. Highly recommended." Roberta Esordienti
"Conor is a fantastic teacher. I have two children extremely happy and motivated to attend StageScreen Classes. They have learnt so much in all aspects of acting for stage and screen under Conors guidance. Highly recommended." Gina Jordan
Some images from our recent productions and classes: