​"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

  1. Niki Flacks Acting With Passion
    "Niki’s work is one of the single best things I’ve learnt as an actor. The freedom it gives me is something I’ve never found in traditional actor training—bypassing my head and responding on an impulsive, visceral level. I’m thrilled this clear, concise book is now available for more actors to be exposed to her wonderful work." Matt Minto, Australian/New Zealand Television, Shortland Street, Blue Rose, Home and Away

Acting With Passion Intensive and Meisner Workshop      With      Teresa Lavina and Gavin Lennon

Commencing May 2nd 18:00pm to 21:00pm. (6 weeks)
Limited to 12 Participants  Price: €250
Those interested in a 5 day (20h intensive at Easter please contact us)

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There’s nothing more exhilarating than feeling totally alive and ‘in the moment’; but how illusive this is!  Can you count on this feeling every time you act?  At auditions?  Take after take?  Acting with Passion is unlike any acing workshop you’ve ever done.  After four very intense sessions you’ll unlock all the talent you know you possess and find yourself acting with the joy and ease that often seems out of reach.

Niki Flacks’ unique work is based on the mind-body concept that our emotions are trapped in subtle muscular tensions and when released we have access to ‘emotions on cue’.  Sounds incredible?  Actors call it ‘magic’.  Give yourself a gift.  Sign up for Acting with Passion, bring two solidly memorized monologues and be prepared to soar.

Teresa Lavina and Gavin Lennon are the only 2 qualifed certified teachers of Acting with Passion in the Republic of Ireland. They have both been trained personally by Niki Flacks, she will be very happy to reference them if needed.

Teresa has trained the Meisner Technique with Sandford Meisner's former student Scott Williams. 
Aditionally, Teresa trained at the Focus theatre in Dublin with the iconic Deirdre O'Connell, Lee Strasberg's former student. Deirdre was the pioneer in bringing to Ireland Stanislavki's teachings


Venue: Galway City Centre

Meisner Technique with ​​​​Scott Williams ​​​​​​​

Back in December for a 4 day intensive. Taking bookings now
Thurs 6th December-Sun 9th of December 10:00am-6:00pm
Limited to 16 Participants    Price: €385

The Impulse Company Artistic Director Scott Williams trained with Sanford Meisner at Neighborhood Playhouse in the 1970s, relocating in London in the mid-1990s following a San Francisco-based career as a teacher and director. He now teaches and directs internationally and has shared his commitment to helping actors become the best they can be with thousands of practitioners all over the world.

We are delighted and privileged to have the wonderful Scott  joining Nova again for a 4 day Meisner intensive in Dublin. Only 16 places will be allocated for this not to be missed workshop that will truly change you as an actor. 

About this Workshop

Venue: The Lab, Foley St. Dublin 1 

Monday and Tuesday 10th and 11th of December
Limited to 12 Participants    Price: €195