I occasionally host renowned international instructors in Dublin. Below are the upcoming visiting instructors.

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* Tuesday 25th June & Wednesday 26th June – Devin Bockrath

Workshop: Tuesday 25th June 7pm to 10pm – ‘Set Bitch Free’

Set Bitch Free is a workshop and tribal event for lady identifying improvisers of any experience level hosted by Devin Bockrath. With a focus on technique, character development, risk taking, and the power of support, this class aims to shake vulnerabilities loose, test personal limits and set fire to the rain, duh, #Adele. If you are frustrated, fierce, fearful, fearless, or fun this ones for you Queen Bitch.

Note this workshop is open to female identifying improvisers only.

Cost: €34
Booking Link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4264409
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/428098707972643/

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Workshop: Wednesday 26th June 7pm t0 10pm – ‘The Power of Character’

The Power of Character focuses on celebrating the unique voice of every performer and aims to unlock the range of characters within everyone. We explore the power of strong emotional choices, externals, and the use of object work and environment to build a character with clear points of view and patterns of behavior. This workshop is for anyone who feels stuck, rusty, bored, or simply in need of a refresher on the core strategies of great scene work.

Cost: €34
Booking Link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4264411
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/632634973917337

* About Devin Bockrath
Devin Bockrath is a New York based improviser, actor, writer and sketch comedian. As a Chicago native, she trained with the Annoyance and iO Theaters. During her time in Chicago she was lucky to perform with some amazing Harold and independent groups including The Other Other Guys, Superhuman, DMNK, The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, Invisible World, an original sketch show directed by Mick Napier; and NBC Universals Sketch Showcase, directed by Mick Napier and produced by Lou Wallach (The Chappelle Show).

Upon moving to New York, she continued her training as an actor with The Atlantic Theater Schools Professional Conservatory. And began teaching sketch and improv for the Annoyance Theaters NY location, where she developed a uniquely female driven improv workshop, Set Bitch Free, inspired by the powerful women of her girl group Superhuman. She currently teaches for the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, and continues to perform as an actor and comedian in New York.

Devin has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Netflixs Orange is the New Black, and has been featured in comedic shorts on IFC and Comedy Central. Most recently she was cast in a short film, To The Moon, alongside John Reynolds (Netflixs Stranger Things, TBS Search Party, Hulus Four Weddings and a Funeral). And co-starred in a comedic drama, Amazing Bagel, playing opposite Tim Baltz (NBCs Shrink, Comedy Centrals The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, HBOs The Righteous Gemstones).

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* Saturday 14th July & Sunday 15th July – Maura Mannle

Workshop: Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th July – ‘Two Day Comedy Sketch Writing Intensive’
10:10am to 4:30pm both days

Take control of your creativity! In this Two day Intensive, Maura will teach you the tools of sketch comedy writing for the improvisor and actor. Shows like Seinfeld, Monty Python, SNL, Broad City, Curb your Enthusiasm, are all improv based to sketch/scripted TV shows.

Learn to write sketches for TV shows like Saturday Night Live. Explore satire, character based sketches, commercial and television parodies, monologue/weekend update jokes, create scripts for digital shorts to promote your writing samples online and more. Through collaboration with classmates and Maura, participants will heighten and punch up ideas in this creative writers room experience.

Note: Please bring a laptop or phone for script sharing.

Emphasis on Strong Points of View
* Creating solid comedic premises
* Heightening humor with emotional stakes and style
* Writing organic jokes that serve the sketch
* Identifying common comedic constructs
* Specifying character language and point-of-view
* Practicing writers room etiquette while sharing ideas
* Taking risks and exploring new ground
* Tapping into your unique experiences and perspective

Cost: €150
Booking Link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4273453
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2335282503418092

* About Maura Mannle
Maura is a Los Angeles based SAG/AFTRA actor, improvisor, host, writer and producer. Classically trained from the American Conservatory Theater for acting and is a graduate of the world famous Second City Improv Theater for improv and sketch comedy, long form and sketch/TV writing. Maura was trained under Second City Alumni like Frank Caeti (Mad TV), Ithamar Enriquez (Key n Peele), Jamie Moyer (Nickelodeon).

An active and passionate performer, Maura has had the pleasure to perform for over three years on the main stage at Second City, Hollywood, with house sketch ensembles, RUCKUS and house improv ensembles, DESPERADOES. She had the honor of performing with groups as Ithamar Has Nothing To Say, Speed Ant, and Hot Tin Roof at various theaters such as iO West Main stage, Comedy Central Stages, The Pit-NYC, UCB, Westside Comedy Theater, and many more.

Maura has been working in the industry for over ten years, starring in national commercials; Adidas, Petco, Chevy, Geico, and more. Hosting for The Basketball Channel, featured writer and actor on comedy shorts for the BBC, Funny or Die, and Buzzfeed, guest starring in popular TV shows; Trauma (NBC), Magic FunHouse (Amazon). Featured in movies like The Knife Fight (Rob Lowe.) Starring in the upcoming Sundance award winning TV show, The Unknown (AMC/SundanceTV), the award winning short film Bum Promises (Winner Golden Remi- Houston World Film Festival). Maura is most proud of writing her own content. She has written, produced and starred in the award winning horror short film, The Sanctuary (Amazon). She is currently writing, producing, and starring in the upcoming comedy series PSAers with writing partner Chelsey Ireland (Silicon Valley).

Maura has been teaching youth and adult creative writing, improv, and acting for over five years. Her in-depth experience and knowledge of directing, writing, performing, and producing sketches, content, and shorts, proves to be an invaluable resource her students. She is passionate about teaching others to find their unique voices and run with them!
She is also an active Improv Utopia Camper!

Maura Mannle reels and credits www.imdb.me/mauramannle
For more videos of Maura https://www.youtube.com/user/mmannle