Available in Rathmines and Swords
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. The focus is on acting, but students are encouraged to explore other creative areas including directing, writing, camera and sound.
See below more details of the courses's modules the students take part in throughout the year.
Speech and Drama Module
Each week students will work on their articulation, breathing, resonance and projection through a series of fun and energetic exercises and games. The students have fun while learning essential skills.
Students will learn about various acting techniques including improvisation, characterisation, Stanislavski and Meisner.
This module leads to two performances (February and May) in a city centre theatre and the participation in Feis Maitiu - a drama festival in the Mill Theatre Dundrum every May.
Film Production Module
Each term the classes will devise, write, direct and act in their own short films and tv commercials. Students get a chance to explore their creativity in writing, directing, camera and much more in addition to acting.
The students use industry professional equipment. The students then see their work on the big screen at our showcases.
Acting to Camera Module
This module allows the students to rehearse in pairs and then film showreel scenes using scripts from well known movies and tv series. A professional camera man works with them; the scenes are filmed and they get a copy of their scenes when they are finished.
Some of the scenes will be screened at the showcases also.
Class trips to the theatre and cinema are arranged throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for the students to see live professional theatre, to bond and create memories and sometimes meet and chat to world-famous actors.
Previous theatre trips have included 'Mother Goose' at the Bord Gais Theatre and The Importance Of Being Earnest in the Mill Theatre Dundrum.
This is not a compulsory part of the course, although highly recommended.
Workshops in stage combat, accents and auditions from guest tutors are included whenever possible.
Our guest tutor for stage combat is James Cosgrave. Our guest tutor for accents is Fintan Kelly. Louise Kiely Casting provides the audition workshop.
These guest tutors are experienced working industry professionals.
My son has been attending StageScreen classes for the last couple of years and I simply cannot put it in words how amazing the classes are and how they have so positively impacted on his confidence. He has so much fun, has learned so many different aspects of drama theatre, and filming. He has also made some lovely lifelong friends. Conor has imparted his vast knowledge and also introduced them to many people in the industry. I cannot recommend the classes enough.
Liz Rowat (taken from google)
We have 7 years experience with Conor Sanfey's "StageScreen" teen classes. Fantastic classes for kids to find their confidence in. They write scripts, then transpose to stage as well as learning about film and directing etc. They participate in theatre shows, competitions and exams if they wish. Brilliant all-round classes. Kids come out happy and all chat. I highly recommend StageScreen
Gina Jordan (taken from google)
Definitely 5/5 course/s. 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.
Roberta Esordienti (taken from facebook)
Some images from our recent productions and classes: