Adult Acting Courses at Flying Turtle Productions

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Adult Acting Courses at Flying Turtle Productions (formerly the Abbey School of Drama)


The Flying Turtle Productions acting / drama school  (formerly Abbey School of Drama), is an independent studio providing part-time courses for all levels of adult and youth students from Drama Sampler, Adult Drama for Fun, Improvistion, and Public Speaking for Non-Actors, Customized Corporate Training, Learn English Through Drama & Drama for Language Teaching, Screenwriting, Acting for Camera and the advanced performance course options including the 6-Month Part-Time Actor Training course.

Flying Turtle Productions acting / drama school features an international team of specialized instructors, all with extensive cross-over experience in teaching, acting, directing, writing and producing. The organisation was established in 2003 by Kathleen Warner Yeates; it engages the skills of performing artists directors and writers for the purpose of courses, tuition and training in the performing arts, acting, drama, theatrical and film production, corporate training, wellness and sharing methodologies.

Flying Turtle Productions has recently re-located to the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2  See our website at:

Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)

Public Speaking for Non-Actors

These courses are designed to allow each individual to fully explore their own voice and to discover and develop their unique style of presentation. We encourage each participant to recognize any unhelpful physical or vocal habits that create barriers and limit their ability to communicate with confidence and ease, and to work towards eliminating them.

Screenwriting courses

Evening courses for adults who are interested in writing for film and television, under the master guidance of tutor Barry McEvoy…

Drama Sampler

This is a perfect way to sample a few courses in a supportive environment to see if a longer term is for you. Running for 3 classes 7:00-9:00pm, you will have a sampling of 3 beginner/intermediate level courses. The first night is “Drama for Fun and Improvisation”, and playfully explores the basic concepts of the acting process. Night 2 covers more improvisation, and the beginnings of Acting on the Camera (includes video playback). The final night explores scenes from plays and bringing scripts to life as a glimpse of the Adult Scene Study course!

Learn English through Drama

Our CELT qualified facilitator, Miriam Stewart, has developed this unique course for the creatively-minded ESL student. In a fun and supportive environment you can improve your language skills through acting techniques, including voice and body work, improvisation, and some script work.

Adult Drama for Fun

If you have ever thought of trying some acting, or want an opportunity to have some creative play-time in your schedule, then Adult Drama for Fun is the course for you!


We have two levels of Improvisation courses: beginner level  “WELCOME TO IMPROVISATION”, “IMPROV PERFORMANCE” and experienced level “CHARACTER IMPROVISATION” performance course.

Acting for Camera

This is a 7 week course on acting for the camera for those of you with some previous acting experience either in the classroom or on sets. We will be videotaping class work and learning acting techniques for on-camera auditions, commercial copy, improvisation, and serious scripted scene work…

Adult Scene Study

This is a 10-week adult acting PERFORMANCE course covering some of the basics of voice and body work, improvisation, understanding text and performance. In class we will approach the acting work playfully and gently while maintaining a challenging level which is suitable for beginners as well as experienced actors interested in exercising and refining their technique. The course will finish with a presentation night for an invited audience in which the students perform in an improvised scene as well as a 5-10 minute memorized and rehearsed scene from a play. .

Advanced Adult Scene Study

Admission into the Adult Advanced Scene Study PERFORMANCE class is by audition/interview, and is for the serious student interested in furthering his or her level of work, either for deeper exploration of the acting process or for possible professional pursuit. Course content will cover voice and body work, improvisation and intensive scene work culminating in a performance. ..

Advanced 6-Month Actor Training

This course is the most comprehensive advance PERFORMANCE course that we currently offer, and is for the experienced advanced student by audition/interviews. The highest level of commitment is needed to participate in this course as students will be expected to work outside the allotted class times and additional rehearsals will be scheduled prior to productions…

Acting Shakespeare

This “Shakespeare Scene Study” acting course focuses on bringing Shakespeare to life for the actor. It culminates in a small “in-house” studio presentation of prepared scenes performed for invited guests. It is for the committed student with some previous acting experience who is interested in performing…

Adult Summer Workshop Series

The Workshop Series is scattered throughout the year, with the summer months being entirely devoted to workshops only. Workshops are for adults only or occasionally a teen by special permission….

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