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2nd to 6th March 2015

Leinster Cricket Club, Rathmines

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Fee €220.00

What to expect:

You know the story! Each morning begins with a gentle but strong yoga practice, followed by voice and ensemble work. The first day will refresh the principles of ensemble play and vocabulary of the style. Tuesday through Friday, the group create full character images based on the Commedia Stock characters and improvise scenes accompanied by live percussion.

This dynamic training has its origins in the work of Ariane Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil, Actors Gang in LA and New Crime in Chicago. In Dublin, Annie Ryan has been stretching and transforming the technique for 20 years through The Corn Exchange into a unique style and valued practice. An invaluable tool for actors, the workshops encourage fully embodied play with great bravery, rigour, compassion and humour.


Email your updated CV and headshot to Annie at
by the 20th of February.

Don't miss Dublin Theatre Festival hit A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing back for a limited run.

4 - 14 Feb, Project Arts Centre
17 - 21 Feb, The Mac Belfast
27 - 28 Feb, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

Aoife Duffin's “powerhouse performance" listed 3rd in Susannah Clapp's Top Ten Performances of 2014, The Observer

“Duffin’s exceptional portrayal is the best of her career” The Irish Times

*****The Guardian *****The Observer ***** The Financial Times
*****The Sunday Times

“My experience as a company member has been essential to my development as a performer: I continue to be uniquely challenged and stretched by Annie’s demand for detail and total application.” Derbhle Crotty

“Working with Corn Exchange was crucial to my own development as both an actor and a writer. Their commitment to and unique style of actor training and development, coupled with the immersive worlds of pure storytelling that they explore in their work were vital to my own creative evolution.” Mark O’Halloran

“This technique creates amazing space for play; where the actor is invited to work in a world with endless possibilities and vast imagination while maintaining deep focus and clarity. It is rare that one learns so much while workshopping with a company and I have found their fundamental principles applicable to all of my subsequent endeavours as a performer.” Louise White

“You provided a space of absolute love and fun and creativity and I am really grateful, personally and professionally. There are so many wonderful people in this city to play with and the workshop made me realise how important it is to meet up with one another and explore what we can do with a mountain of energy and a bit of make-up!” Carla Bredin

“The work is specific, subversive and humane. It is exhilarating and challenging to explore as a performer and delightful to behold as a viewer.” Marian Quinn

Great images from the Feb 14 Workshop:

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