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Join us for Harry Potter Theatresports as the Playhouse is transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. UAE-based actors will be selected for their house teams by magical sorting hat; Patronus charms will be cast, Quiddich will be played and Ron and Hermione will improvise a love duet right in front of your eyes.! You, our magical audience, choose the team to fly away with the Golden snitch.! Also featuring an exhibition Theatresports Match between The Dubai Drama Group and Backstage.

ENTRANCE FEE IS 90 AED FOR MUGGLES (NON MAGICAL PEOPLE) AND 45 AED FOR WIZARDS AND WITCHES!- TO BE COLLECTED AT THE DOOR.

THE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS: ‘GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS’ - BY DAVID MAMET MAY

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This scalding comedy, which was adapted into a film in 1992 and revived on Broadway in 2006, presents parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage in any number of unethical, illegal acts - from lies and flattery to bribery, threats, intimidation, and burglary - to sell undesirable real estate to unwilling prospective buyers,  in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. Save the date.!Don’t miss our great cast of actors perform this superbly written piece of theatre.


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THE DESERT MONOLOGUES ACTING WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS STARTING 8TH AND 10TH MAY 2013 ENDING 12TH JUNE Running for 7 years in Dubai, and now with a purpose-designed space, The Desert Monologues is a doorway into a whole new, creative side of Dubai you don’t want to miss out on.! This course will take participants through a variety of drama-based activities and culminates in monologue performances at The Courtyard Playhouse, our dedicated grassroots theatre space. Come and join our theatre community. Go to www.dramaworkshopsdubai.com for full details.

MAY IMPROV DROP-IN CLASSES BE IN G OBVIOUS AND B OR I NG WITH KEM SL EY DI CK I NS O N SAT U R D A Y 1 0T H M A Y A workshop on...…well I defer to Keith Johnstone: The improviser has to realize that the more obvious he is, the more original he appears. Ordinary people asked to improvise will search for some ‘original’ idea because they want to be thought clever. No two people are exactly alike, and the more obvious an improviser is, the more themselves they appear. Striving after originality takes you far away from your true self, and makes your work mediocre.

B ACK TO TH E F U TURE WITH S ALMAN Q URE S H I S ATURDAY 1 7TH MAY The first half of this workshop will explore different to edit that you can integrate into your improv’ scenes and stories: cutting through time and space to add context to your stories and to explore Brave New Worlds. From Tag-Outs runs, to swarm edits, from cut to’s to Slow Motion Scenes, this is an intermediate workshop for those with some prior experience in improvisation.

RE AL BEG I NNI NG S WITH E RIK HADDEN S ATURDAY 2 4T H MAY This workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice initiating dynamic and engaging scenes that are truthful. Focus will be on creating an initial first minute of a scene to establish all the character and elements that it needs to flower into something beautiful. Base-Realities or Platforms in improv’ are the foundations upon which all good scene-work depends.”

LO V E H AN DLE S WIT H FAY E BRAN N O N S ATURDAY MAY 31ST Get to grips with handles and improve your game! This session will look at some of the ideas you can use to mix up your scenes during long form or show off your range and flexibility as part of a Theatresports team. For anyone who wants to add to their short or long form improv toolbox.  For details email tiffany@dramaworkshopsdubai.com.

Playhouse - May Newsletter  

Improv classes, acting workshops, Theatresports and productions.