The Desert Monologues: Acting Workshop for Adults in Dubai The Courtyard Playhouse



Acting Workshop for Adults


Class # 1:  21 October - 30 November 2017 Saturdays 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Class # 2:  22 October - 30 November 2017 Sundays 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our popular 7 week acting workshop for adults will explore script-work, improvisation and characterisation. Experienced instructors will teach you how to get the best out of your voice and improve your stagecraft.


  • Your place on the 16 hour acting course
  • Your certificate of completion



  • Your place on the 16 hour acting course
  • Your certificate of completion
  • 30 Min professional headshot photoshoot
  • A set of Four High Res professional portfolio photo's with one 8×10 print
  • Set of High Res action photography of you on show night performing and backstage with one 8×10 print
  • A professionally recorded audition piece / showreel
  • A DVD of the whole performance

Running for 8 years in Dubai, and now with a purpose-designed space, The Desert Monologues is a doorway into a whole new, creative side of Dubai you don’t want to miss out on! Come and join our theatre community.

This course will take participants through a variety of drama-based activities and culminates in monologue performances at The Courtyard Playhouse, our dedicated theatre space. It is a diverse course that is designed to be challenging and fun. Whether you are an experienced actor wanting some stage practice in a professional theatre or a beginner wanting to improve you confidence and  and meet like-minded individuals - this is the course for you! 


DM Schedule (188.2 KiB)


Breakdown (703.6 KiB)


Choosing to do The Desert Monologues was one of the best decisions of my life. I know that sounds like an exaggeration but it isn't-- not for me. It opened up for me an expression of myself that I hadn't allowed before and it was the start of a life changing journey for me. Sometimes I look back and think 'what if I hadn't take that class?' and I shudder. All I can say to anyone considering it is: Do it! Do it! Do it!
Erik Hadden
Psychologist, USA
I signed up for the Desert Monologues when my son had just turned one. I was desperate to do something for myself and decided to rekindle a love of performing that I had neglected since coming to Dubai. I was incredibly nervous, but within a few weeks I was hooked, and had fallen in love with theatre all over again. The end of course show was a game changer for me. There is nothing quite like standing on a stage and knowing you are changing a perception, or firing the imagination, or bringing a tear or a smile to the face of someone sitting watching you. I’m a better person, with greater positivity and self confidence and a whole bunch of amazing people I met at the Courtyard Playhouse who I’m lucky enough to call my friends. None of this would have happened if I hadn’t have stepped into that rehearsal room. I cannot say enough, how much it changed my life.
Faye Brann
Writer, London
Thanks for the fantastic night on Wednesday, it was absolutely amazing and I am confident that it will get even better as I gain more experience.  It is really great that you guys are creating this wonderful place for play and exploration, it is the ideal platform to meet people and let your soul grow! I have always felt thrilled and challenged, but at the same time very warmly welcomed, you are doing really a great job. Once again thanks for this,  it is much needed in a place like Dubai!
Petya Dobreva