Master Classes & Workshops Theatre Arts Theatre

The Architecture and Playability of Theatre

With Mikel Murfi


$76 general / $62 members (inclusive of fees) 3 hours

Sun, Apr 30, 2023



Box Office


Phone hours:
10am-6pm, Monday-Friday

In person:
Opens 60 minutes before the performance on show days


This class will be held in person in the Studio classroom.


No previous directing or acting experience necessary; interest in theatre, writing, directing and design required. Participants may be expected to take part as actors in the workshop.

In this lecture/demonstration writer, actor, and director Mikel Murfi talks about his work and influences, with particular reference to his works with writer/director Enda Walsh, Cillian Murphy and designer Sabine Dargent. He also examines the nature of creativity and talks about his practice as a director and writer - the techniques he uses to help actors create more freely, to prepare them for the rehearsal room. It's a fluid wide ranging discussion followed by a question-and-answer session and maybe even some participation.

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