THE UNLIMITED DREAM MACHINE
We treat our students as professionals, offering a safe place to create, grow and learn.
We also provide Shakespeare workshops to Junior and Leaving Cert students, offering a unique perspective on meanings and clues in the text.
The UDM also facilitate Adult Movement Theatre Workshops.
These workshops create an introduction to physically responding to an idea, theme or place thus aspiring to create movement based site-responsive and immersive work within communities.
Zara has received training with Tara Brandel, Director of Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company, on the 'Boga Boga - Move Move, Integrated Dance Project' 2019 supported by Clare Arts Office and The Brothers of Charity.
No previous experience is necessary to partake in these workshops.
The Unlimited Dream Machine School of Theatre
The Unlimited Dream Machine School for budding performers. Hosting weekly workshops, facilitator Zara Starr inspires confidence and creativity in a fun and dynamic learning environment.
Zara's hands-on approach to devising new and innovative work encourages students to investigate theatre and performance in an invigorating way while honing their skills as artists.
Zara devises and creates all plays together with students so that all have an equal share in creating.
A native of Clare, Zara is a passionate teacher of Youth Theatre teaching acting, singing and dance.
A company member of the multi-award winning ANU Productions Zara also plays the character of Loretta in Fair City (RTE).
With over 15 years experience as a Youth Theatre facilitator, in counties all over Ireland, Zara takes pride in working within an educational context.
Zara has five years training in Theatre and Film and specalises in movement theatre and choreography.
Zara holds a certificate in Basic First Aid Training with PHECC Cardiac First Responder Training and an Introduction to Children First Certificate with Tulsa Child and Family Agency.
One of our works within a school setting was 'STATE' performed in Clarecastle N.S as part of the 1916 commemoration and was a 1916/2016 commission.
We wanted the children to have a strong involvement in the development of the piece.
Their voices and opinions were essential to the work.
Whilst we had provided a platform for their views, it was their trust, courage and determination that made the performance.
Teacher Artist Partnership Residency:
2019-2020 with Ennis National School.
Consisted of two mini-residencies with the teachers and students of Third Class and Senior Infants in Ennis National School with Zara Starr.
A series of workshops were given as an introduction to drama.
Ideas and themes were often tying in to the current curriculum studies.
The workshops focused on imagination, creation, mime, movement, voice, storytelling, focus, character and teamwork to give the students an overview of some of the tools and skills needed for drama studies - all through a fun, engaging, creative, hands-on approach.
The New Word Order Project:
2019-2020 with Colaiste Muire Ennis, St.Flannans College Ennis, St. Josephs Tulla, St. Josephs Spanish Point.
The New Word Order Project aimed to empower the young people of Clare with the power of language to raise awareness for the issues in the world that concern them and the struggles facing young people today.
Facilitated by renowned poet Stephen Murray and Theatre Maker Zara Starr and presented by the Clare Arts Office the New Word Order Project engaged with over two hundred TY students in Clare, supporting them to compose and perform their own poems on the glór stage as part of the Ennis Book Club Festival 2020.
Acclaimed illustrator Alan Dunne was commissioned to illustrate a selection of poems which were distributed throughout Ennis for the Book Club Festival.
The New Word Order Project gave a voice and a platform to a generation of young people.