We have had the pleasure of welcoming the following Special Guests to Power Drama School over the Years:
Dave “Doc” O’Carroll
Our students had a wonderful Musical Theatre Masterclass with Dave “Doc” O’Connor, Dave is highly regarded in the music circles in Dublin and throughout Ireland as a Musical Director, Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Adjudicator, and piano player. He has worked with both professional and non-professional casts on numerous shows and musicals and has worked for some of the best-known entertainers in Ireland including Red Hurley, the late Brendan Grace, Brendan O’Carroll, June Rogers and many more.
His TV work includes The Late Late Show, Kenny Live, and the I.R.M.A. awards.
Danny Michaels – Musical Theatre performer on the West End.
We were delighted to welcome Danny Michaels, a former cast member performing in the West End cast of Wicked, to speak to our students about pursuing a career in Musical Theatre & performing in a West End show!
Danny Michaels is originally from Dublin but moved to London in 2014 to train at the Arts Educational School in London where he gained a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre in 2017. He performed in the West End cast of Wicked as ensemble/Boq understudy.
Previous credits include: Jojo in The Life (ArtsEd), Harold Bride in Titanic (ArtsEd), The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, Candide, Street Scene.
He has also appeared in many concerts including ITV Olivier Awards (2016/2017), Some Enchanted Evening (Cadogan Hall), Kevin Spacey Gala (Old Vic), TFI Fridays.
Our students received some very valuable advice & were treated to a wonderful performance by Danny. A very memorable day was had by all.
Astrid Adler – Masterclass in Mime
Our students had a great and informative workshop with renowned Mime Artist Astrid Adler. The Mime Workshop included:
- Body-awareness, tension/relaxation, balance, observation, and interpretation.
- History of mime, street theatre, space-awareness techniques.
- Emotions and body-states, masks, characters, and animals.
- Walking/running, flying/ falling, tok, wall, corners, box, door, table, ball, objects, ladder/stairs, food/drink, sound, fixed hand, and contrary powers,
- Puppetry, improvisation, and story-forming!
Vincent McCabe – Actor
With a career spanning over 40 years Vincent has thread the boards in Ireland & London. He has appeared in Game of Thrones, Fair City, Bachelors Walk, Strumpet City, Ballykissange,l & many more TV programmes. His movie credits include Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy & Into the West to a name but a few. We were very grateful to Vincent for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our school & speak with our students. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn from such an experienced actor.