Finding the Moment
with Cathy Brady

About the Workshop

Cathy Brady’s intensive ‘Finding the Moment’ workshop is not to be missed by any actor serious about developing their craft and learning essential tools to find the truth in any given moment.

* Creating unique moments.
* What makes for an interesting moment/performance?
* Using Imagery and music as source inspiration to explore and unlock character & story.
* Exercises to open the script and find the ‘truth in the gap’.
* Finding the moment when filming.
* Rehearsal process
* Understanding director notes
* Balance of control and freedom on set

This intensive 2 day workshop is ideally suited to those with previous screen acting experience.

Successful applicants must be available for scene preparation for the workshop.

NFTS graduate and Screen ‘Star of Tomorrow’, Cathy Brady is a multi award winning writer/director. Her debut Feature ‘Wildfire’ starring Nika McGuigan and Nora Jane Noone recently won her a British Independent Film Award for Best Script and an IFTA for Best Director.

With a hat full of awards for her many short films her TV credits include the BAFTA-nominated drama-thriller series Glue and the IFTA Winning series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope for RTE/BBC3/Netflix.

Cathy recently co-directed the TV Series The Doll Factory starring Éanna Hardwicke and Saoirse-Monica Jackson

The Cathy Brady workshop changed me as an actor. I found my creativity in the moment excelled to levels I had not previously experienced. Her methods made me look at and interpret text in a different way.”

Cathy’s course was awe inspiring. I have acted for years but it still had the ability to connect with something I had not touched on before.

Cathy’s workshop was so exciting. I’ve never worked with a director who had such belief in guiding people to the heart of a scene. I learned as much from watching her work with other actors as i did from working on my own scene.”

 “She refused to let anyone pretend they knew what they were doing and in doing so she pushed them to a deeper form of vulnerability which made watching everyone so interesting.

Cathy gave me practical tools to break a scene open, to get to the core of it and find out what is really going on. I think every actor should do this course!

It was wonderful to work in an environment that encouraged truth, freedom and presence in the moment.


TIME:  10am – 5pm

FEE: €200

APPLY: To apply please send most recent CV (pdf or doc format) & Headshot to: