Improve your acting skills with this six week intensive module. Explore different ways of approaching text in order to help you build a character.  Discover how to create a backstory and history for any role. Find out how to make your audition stand out from the rest using professional techniques.

If you’re thinking about applying to drama school, looking to improve your chances at auditions or refresh your skills, this intensive short course is an excellent way to gain the skills and confidence you need to approach the audition process. Over the six weeks of the course, you will work on classical and modern speeches as well as set texts, learning vocal techniques and physical exercises to support their preparation for auditions and roles.

This workshop is led by director and renowned Irish film, television and stagee actor Frank Laverty.

Monday 4 September – Monday 9 October 8pm-10pm


Frank Laverty is a well-known face in Irish television, appearing in productions for RTÉ, and Casualty, Rebel Heart and Doctors, all for the BBC. Film credits include roles in Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins, The Abduction Club, The Closer You Get, The General, Noble and the Jimmy Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side. As a Director he has helmed Brian Friels ‘Translations’ for the opening of An Grianian Theatre in Letterkenny followed by a National Tour and culminating in a successful run at the Dublin Theatre Festival. He was Artistic director of Fada Theatre Company for 3 years, and conducted workshops through the company and for Theatre students in Derry City University.

Frank started his career as an Abbey player after graduating from drama college in Dublin. He has worked at the Abbey Theatre regularly over the past 20 years. Frank’ most recent theatre credits as an actor include Donegal by Frank McGuinness at the Abbey Theatre, All That Fall by Samuel Beckett with Max Stafford Clark for Out of Joint Theatre, A Particle of Dread directed by Nancy Meckler at the Playhouse Derry, for Field Day Theatre, and the role of Peter in Tom Murphy’s The House, directed by Annabelle Comyn at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

See the full Consenting Adults workshop programme here.