Actor Training & Education

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland are the theatre company in residence at University College Cork School of Music and Theatre since 2011.  This consists in our offering workshops, internships and performances at the Cork Campus. 

In 2013 and 2015 we have hosted an internship programme for theatre students from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).

In September 2014 the company spent a 5 week engagement with the 3rd year students of the Theatre Studies BA at The Cork School of Music and Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett led both the Performance Ensemble and Directing Modules as well as one to one classes in Solo Performance. 

Our teaching concentrates on equipping the performer with a simplicity and a sense of being in control of the information they communicate to an audience, as well as a sense of play, readiness and a complicity with fellow actors, audience, writer and director, using techniques developed by the company as well as exercises from the Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq.  

The company has toured to universities and colleges in USA, UK, China, Germany, France and Ireland and offers an outreach programme that includes Teaching Engagements, Masterclasses, Class Visits, Post-Show Discussions and staff, student and donor hospitality.  

To find out more about our outreach contact us at garestlazare (at) mac (dot) com