Course Description

Acting Classes for Beginners – Level One (Autumn and Spring terms)

People\\\’s College for Continuing Education and Training

Tutor: Amy Redmond

Amy is delighted to be partnering with The People’s College to deliver her own unique take on acting and public speaking. Act The Maggot – beginners acting and public speaking classes – is the brainchild of Amy Redmond who trained and worked as a professional actor in New York. Her many acting credits include, Off-Broadway appearances at the Irish Repertory Theatre, “Amy Redmond as one of the four mothers, is powerfully moving,” Anita Gates, New York Times. “Amy Redmond is especially gripping”, John Simon, New York Magazine. On returning to Ireland, she received an MA in Journalism from Dublin City University and for eight years worked as a broadcast researcher, producer and presenter with Dublin City FM103.2 and RTE Radio 1 and a sub-editor and feature writer for The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and The Irish Mail on Sunday. She re-trained as a drama facilitator in 2008 and facilitates regularly in drama, creative writing, team-building and mindfulness with her own company, Act The Maggot. Previously, she freelanced as a facilitator in schools, colleges, community groups and companies and worked as a Recreation Therapist at St. Patrick’s University Hospital. She has facilitated regularly with Gateway Mental Health Association in Rathmines and has designed and facilitated many new courses for DCU Recovery College. She received a distinction in Train The Trainer and holds a professional certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness. She also completed a postgraduate certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise at UCD’s Innovation Academy where she spent four months intensively working on her vision for Act The Maggot. In her spare time, Amy is also a published writer. She writes poetry, short fiction and screenplays and she is currently writing her debut novel.

Term for Autumn will commence on the 26th September 2023

This class is suitable for the absolute beginner or for those who have not acted in a long time and wish to return to it. This 12-week Level One course is an introduction to acting, voice & improvisation. We also incorporate some mindfulness techniques. It is fun, safe, sociable and only a little bit scary! It is tailored to suit people from all walks of life. We do not take ourselves seriously. The main aim is to chill out and Act The Maggot!! Our adult acting classes are perfect for those looking to learn how to get into improvisation or acting. It is also for more experienced performers who may want to brush up on their skills before that big acting audition. Our acting for beginner’s programme is specifically designed to teach participants how to be more confident. This course focuses on improving confidence, creativity and communication and is delivered in a fun and welcoming environment. No previous acting experience is required. Participants of the Beginners Acting Class Dublin will:


  • This class will start with a physical and vocal warm up and close with a meditation.
  • In this acting class you will learn how to become an actor.
  • In this acting class you will learn how to gain confidence.
  • In this acting class you will learn the principles of improvisation.
  • This acting class helps with low self-esteem.
  • This acting class helps you overcome public speaking anxiety.
  • You meet new people and have fun in Dublin.
  • You will Act The Maggot!

Tuesday Afternoons – 2.00pm – 4.00pm – Commencing on the 26th September

€130 for 12 weeks

College Name People\\\’s College for Continuing Education and Training
Course Category Acting, Dance, Music & Theatre Performance
Course Type Practical
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 26th September 2023
Course End Date 23rd January 2024
Course Fee €130
Course Duration 12 Weeks
Course Times Tuesday Afternoons - 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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