Check out the BUZZ! Below are testimonials from DawsonDramaworksworks workshop and master-class participants. Plus, there are a couple of press articles as well as radio interviews and links to more workshop sample showreel videos, on-stage performances and improv/drama/acting related articles. Enjoy.


"He's highly respected and I'm delighted to share his upcoming class in Dublin."

Amy Hubbard - Casting Director at Hubbard Casting, UK (from Hubbard Casting facebook page)

"We at Trinity saw the benefit of John's work as did all who he taught. He's a great teacher who engages with students in a fantastic and practical way."

Andy Crook - former course co-ordinator - Professional Actor Training Programme, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

"Easily the most in-depth class of that type that I have ever been in. John is very knowledgeable and, probably more important, knows how to communicate it to students."

Todd Fletcher -  Actor, Virginia, USA  (‘Lincoln” Steven Spielberg

"Superb course, great teacher, if you get a chance do this course, can't recommend it highly enough."

Andy McGarry - Actor/Improv & Sketch Comedy Performer, Dublin, Ireland

“I have studied improv in North America and Europe and John Dawson is by far the most energetic and enthusiastic teacher with whom I have ever had the pleasure of studying. His exercises pinpoint weaknesses that we improvers may have never known how to tackle. He knows exactly how to loosen up the performers. It's no wonder his name became famous in the "underground" improv scene in Dublin, he's the best."  

Natalie Plaza - Improv Performer w/ Annoyance Theatre Company and former performer w/ Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, NYC

"Performers who’ve trained with John have a definite edge because they can adapt to handle the toughest audiences.”

Tony Ferns - Producer of ‘The Battle of the Axe’ Comedy Club, Dublin

"I did this course and within 6 weeks I began developing 'my process'. Since then I've landed two jobs... neither of which I could've have got had in not been for what I learned. If you're new to acting or just wanting to brush up on your skills set, then this is the course to do. It's the only one in my opinion."

Vinny McHale - Actor/writer, Dublin

"I found John's experiential approach to teaching and group facilitation inspiring while also delivering on required learning objectives."

Peter Kearns - Course co-ordinator & disability equality consultant, Ireland