Aiden Condron

Job title
Senior Lecturer in Acting
Email
Aiden.Condron@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 255897 Ext: 5897

Aiden Condron has been a theatre & performance professional for almost twenty-five years working in diverse areas of the discipline, as actor, director and actor trainer. He is currently a fulltime lecturer on the BA(Hons) Acting programme at Falmouth. He holds an MA in Actor Training & Coaching from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and has also trained as an actor with Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) and at The Conservatory of Music and Drama (Dublin).

Aiden is also a certified Yoga instructor and integrates yoga and yogic principles into his own performance practice and his work with actor training. Aiden has taught acting and directed productions in numerous drama schools, conservatories and HE institutions in Ireland and the UK including Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, GSA (University of Surrey), East 15, The Gaiety School of Acting and most recently University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where he was a fulltime lecturer in Acting 2015/16.

He has also been invited to conduct workshops, training and talks with actors and performers for various institutions in Spain, Italy, Poland and Japan. Aiden recently co-created and performed a solo stage adaptation of Worstward Ho by Samuel Becket at Theatre X Chai, Tokyo. He has received critical acclaim for performances such as Clov in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame performed in Los Angeles, Angelo in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (Dublin), and Sordido in the Irish premier of Women Beware Women by Howard Barker. In 2000 he was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Theatre Awards for his portrayal of Marc Antony in Julius Caesar with Rattlebag Theatre (Dublin). Film and TV credits include Game of Thrones, Saving Private Ryan and The Tudors.

In 2002 Aiden founded NERVOUSYSTEM a Dublin-based International Performance Laboratory of which he was artistic director for ten years. Within NERVOUSYSTEM, as well as directing a repertoire of publically and critically acclaimed international performances, Aiden also designed and evolved a comprehensive actor-training praxis for the group. Aiden is assistant editor on Training Grounds for TDPT (Theatre Dance & Performance Training journal – Routledge). His current research activity investigates processes and practices of actor training, including the phenomenology of presence, play and action, the actor’s dramaturgy and the authorial actor.

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2014
MA Actor Training & Coaching
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London)
2011
Registered Yoga Teacher
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre, Goa, India
1995
Higher Dip Speech & Drama Studies
DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (Dublin)

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2012

Dublin City Council Incubation Space Award for one-month residency at The Lab in Foley St, Dublin to facilitate Nervousystem’s processed-based work on “Hymn of the Pearl”.

2010

Irish Arts Council Travel & Training Award for Aiden Condron to participate in the Sources Theatre Project at Theatre House, West Bengal, India.

2010

Culture Ireland Award supporting Nervousystem’s presence in Santander, Spain to lead workshops and seminars and present Weaving the Cry as part of ‘Theatre for the 21st Century’ hosted by Espacio Espiral

2009

Irish Arts Council 1 year Bursary Award supporting development of solo performance project Father Figure/Mother Tongue (Holy Fool)

2007

Culture Ireland Award to enable the coordination of a month-long cultural and artistic exchange of work in Caulonia, Italy between Nervousystem and local theatre artists twinned with an artistic exchange between high profile traditional Irish and Italian musicians.

2005

Irish Arts Council Project Award for “Theatre Haiku”; a project exploring and developing short form original theatre pieces within Nervousytem’s research domain The Authorial Actor.

2000

Irish Theatre Awards. Nominated Best Supporting Actor

Membership of external committees

TaPRA (Theatre & Performance Research Association)

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Processes and practices of actor training, including the phenomenology of presence, play and action, the actor’s dramaturgy and the authorial actor.

Research topics

including the phenomenology of presence
play and action
Processes and practices of actor training
the actor’s dramaturgy and the authorial actor

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Acting Shakespeare
Devising
Physical Theatre
Stanislavskian & Post-Stanislavskian Acting Technique

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Acting

Professional engagement