Online Propel: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway with Noelle Brown. Performance skills training for writers and poets.

Online Propel: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway with Noelle Brown. Performance Skills Training for Writers

Start: Tues 13 Oct 2020
Time: 18.30 pm – 20.30 pm
Duration:  6 Weeks
Cost: €165/€150 Members

Course Level: Professional Development

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Course Summary: 

Reading and speaking publicly about your work, whether online or in person, can be daunting for a writer. For audiences, however, it can be a joy to hear the work read and gain insight into the creative process. There is also no doubt that public events sell books and build audiences for a writer’s work. Professional actors spend their careers dealing with nerves around performing but develop key skills that mentally and physically prepare them to perform at their best, no matter how nervous they feel. This accessible course will assist writers in learning these valuable skills.

Course Outline:

A weekly performance skills training workshop for authors and poets at any career level who read and speak at events both online and in person. In a relaxed environment, participants will learn how to deal with stress and nerves around public readings and how to develop an authentic empowered voice. Using theatre exercises and mindfulness, this 6-week course will teach the participants skills that can be utilised at any public event.

Course Outcomes:

The participants will gain a honed set of theatre-based performance skills that will enhance all public appearances, both in the virtual and the real world.

Noelle Brown has been a professional actor since 1987 and has worked extensively in Theatre, Film, Television, and Radio. She is also an acclaimed playwright and experienced workshop facilitator. As a workshop facilitator, she has worked across a range of communities and in the corporate sector. At 53 she began to do stand-up comedy and does regular gigs around Ireland and England. She is a campaigner for Adoption Rights and regularly speaks at conferences and events, both online and in person.
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