Gilna to pass on acting tips in drama classes for adults
Talented actor and playwright from Swords, David Gilna is getting ready to pass on some of his wisdom and experience to budding actors in the town in new adult drama classes for beginners.
The classes kick off this Wednesday, March 8 at 7.30pm in The Lord Mayors in Swords where a drop-in class will be conducted for anyone who wants come along. This introductory class will just cost €10 and will give you a taster of what David plans to teach in the classes.
Speaking to the Fingal Independent, David explained: 'This course is a practical, enjoyable and confidence building introduction to the craft of acting and improvisation.
'This course is useful for those who wish to expand their general communication skills.
'No previous acting experience is required - only a willingness to participate. This is an ideal acting class for beginners or people reconnecting with the medium of drama.'
The critically acclaimed playwright and actor said that a few locals had approached him with the idea of setting up drama classes in the town for adults and he finally decided to take the plunge and see what interest and talent there is out there to be tapped.
In a recent interview with the Fingal Independent, David revealed a longer-term ambition he has to establish a performing arts school in Swords.
He said the town's planned new Civic and Cultural Centre could provide a home for that school and would give that building's auditorium a useful purpose during the daytime.