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Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)

c/o Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor, Dublin 2, Dublin City South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D02K037

The Flying Turtle Productions acting / drama school  (formerly Abbey School of Drama), is an independent studio providing part-time courses for all levels of adult and youth students from Drama Sampler, Adult Drama for Fun, Improvistion, and Public Speaking for Non-Actors, Customized Corporate Training, Learn English Through Drama, Screenwriting, Acting for Camera and the advanced performance course options including the 6-Month Part-Time Actor Training course.

Flying Turtle Productions acting / drama school features an international team of specialized instructors, all with extensive cross-over experience in teaching, acting, directing, writing and producing. The organisation was established in 2003 by Kathleen Warner Yeates; it engages the skills of performing artists directors and writers for the purpose of courses, tuition and training in the performing arts, acting, drama, theatrical and film production, corporate training, wellness and sharing methodologies.

Flying Turtle Productions has recently re-located to the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2  See our website at: www.flyingturtleproductions.com

Acting for the Camera (Experienced level)

This is a 7 class course on acting for the camera for those of you with some previous acting experience either in the classroom, on stage, or on sets. We will be videotaping class work and learning acting techniques for on-camera auditions, commercial copy, improvisation, comedy and serious scripted scene work. Participants will become familiar…

Adult Drama for Fun

If you have ever thought of trying some acting, or want an opportunity to have some creative play-time in your schedule, then Adult Drama for Fun is the course for you! This  8-week course will include theatre games and the basics of acting techniques including voice and body work, improvisation, and some script work. Each term…

Adult Scene Study (Acting course)

Adult Scene Study is a 10-week beginner/improver adult acting performance course covering some of the basics of voice and body work, improvisation, understanding text and performance. Often students return to this course again and again to create new characters and sharpen their performance skills. It requires a commitment to perform in the theatre on the…

Advanced Acting Training (6 Months PartTime)

NEXT DATES FOR Jan-June 2020 AUDITIONING NOW! The Advanced 6-Month Actor Training course is the most comprehensive advanced performance course that we currently offer, and is for the experienced advanced student by audition/interviews by appointment. The next course option will run in January 14th – June  24th, 2020 Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm with a “Midterm” performance on March 2020, at the Pearse Centre…

Advanced Adult Scene Study (12-week Performance Course)

Course content will cover voice and body work, improvisation and intensive scene work culminating in a performance. The final week of class is two presentation nights in June 2020 in the New Theatre in Temple Bar. The presentation evening consists of prepared 5-10 minute scenes from published plays and an improvisation series. Due to the…

Customized Corporate Training

We have developed specific group courses as well as one-to-one Private Tuition, custom-designed to focus on your most important needs. Our skills, developed through years of performing, directing and writing, give us a keen insight on how to improve presentation skills, build team creativity, maximize your impact, and command a room. We can come to you or…

Drama Sampler - January 2020

Our Drama Sampler is the perfect way to “dip your toe in the water” and sample a few courses in a supportive environment, to see if a longer class is for you. Running for 3 classes, 7-9pm, you will have a sampling of 3 beginner/intermediate level courses. Evening 1: Drama for Fun and introducing Improvisation, playfully explores the…

Drama Sampler - November

Our Drama Sampler is the perfect way to “dip your toe in the water” and sample a few courses in a supportive environment, to see if a longer class is for you. Running for 3 classes, 7-9pm, you will have a sampling of 3 beginner/intermediate level courses. Evening 1: Drama for Fun and introducing Improvisation, playfully explores the…

Drama Sampler - Summer 2020

Our Drama Sampler is the perfect way to “dip your toe in the water” and sample a few courses in a supportive environment, to see if a longer class is for you. Running for 3 classes, 7-9pm, you will have a sampling of 3 beginner/intermediate level courses. Evening 1: Drama for Fun and introducing Improvisation, playfully explores the…

Improv Performance (Production course)

This is an in-depth 8 week improvisation course in which you will learn how to create characters and scenes spontaneously while having fun! Content includes collaborative theatre games, status, character work, devising scripts, and a variety of other techniques. This class is suitable for those who have completed the ‘Welcome to Improvisation’ 4 week course…

Introduction to Screenwriting (6 week course) - November

The goal of this course is to set a foundation for writing an original screenplay. While incorporating the basic tools of writing for film, we will explore ways of spinning your ideas into something notable and perhaps special. You will be encouraged to experiment within the freedom of writers-room environment. Areas to be covered: The…

Learn English through Drama

Our CELT qualified facilitator, Miriam Stewart, has developed this unique course for the creatively-minded ESL student. In a fun and supportive environment you can improve your language skills through acting techniques, including voice and body work, improvisation, and some script work. This is a unique course which combines the communicative learning style of an English language…

Public Speaking (Saturday Intensive)

This is a one-day Saturday Intensive workshop designed for those who wish to improve their ability to speak for personal or professional reasons.  You will learn specific preparation techniques to counter-act nervous tension, develop more complete vocal connection, and will receive tips for structuring various types of talks, formal and informal. Participants for this workshop…

Public Speaking for Non-Actors

Many people feel uncomfortable when speaking in public or addressing large groups. Our carefully planned workshops will provide you with the skills to present and speak in public with confidence. This course is designed for those who wish to improve their ability to speak for personal or professional reasons. Participants will be guided through the…

Screenwriting (Experienced and Improvers Level)

This course is for those who have taken the “Intro to Screenwriting” 6-week course with us, or those who have some previous experience writing screenplays. A three page screenwriting sample will be required for all applicants. By the end of the 10 weeks you will have completed either 1. The first draft of an Hour…

Welcome to Improvisation

This dynamic 4 week course covers the basics of improvisation including collaborative theatre games, status, character work, devising scripts, and a variety of other techniques. We will practice voice and body work, and exercises that connect imagination to action and free the intuitive subconscious to increase creativity and moment-to-moment awareness. It is suitable for beginners…

Customized Corporate Training

We have developed specific group courses as well as one-to-one Private Tuition, custom-designed to focus on your most important needs. Our skills, developed through years of performing, directing and writing, give us a keen insight on how to improve presentation skills, build team creativity, maximize your impact, and command a room. We can come to you or…

Public Speaking (Saturday Intensive)

This is a one-day Saturday Intensive workshop designed for those who wish to improve their ability to speak for personal or professional reasons. You will learn specific preparation techniques to counter-act nervous tension, develop more complete vocal connection, and will receive tips for structuring various types of talks, formal and informal. Participants for this workshop…

Public Speaking course (5 week Monday Evenings)

This Public Speaking course is designed for those who wish to improve their ability to speak for personal or professional reasons. Participants will be guided through the preparation and presentation of various types of talks, formal and informal, while working in a supportive environment. In this practical course, students will be given the specific techniques…

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