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Thread #156523   Message #3691237
Posted By: Thompson
03-Mar-15 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: I need some honest advice
Subject: RE: I need some honest advice
Also, Alan, by the same token, is there a German equivalent of the Irish scheme Writers in Schools? (Writers in Schools allows schools to bring a writer in to do a workshop or a reading for a couple of hours; they pay mileage for you to get there, and pay you a decent fee - I think it was around €200 last time I did one.)
If you could put together a comedy sketch about learning English, you might find that you could add yourself to the list for such a scheme, and since these gigs normally work by schools telling each other, you would probably find yourself getting some work, which might then lead to other local work - if you were doing a gig in a local school you could call up the pubs in the area and suggest doing a show.
The Irish/American (not sure which - grew up in America till 14, then moved to Ireland) had a funny show on learning Irish, In the Name of the Fada - I think he's currently filming a Chinese show, about learning Mandarin, called Breaking China. Might be worth taking a thoughtful look at some of his work - I'm not saying he's better than you, just that this subject matter and approach might work for you. Here he is doing an Irish version of Jump Around, Léimigí Thart