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Wednesday, 16 December 2020 14:27

All In A Term's Work - Specialist Talks and Masterclasses - Winter 2020

grangecourtDespite the many challenges of 2020, DSL has been open for face-to-face teaching throughout the winter term.

At Drama Studio London our actors in training are working with industry professionals from day one.

In addition, graduating year students are invited to a series of specialist Industry Talks and Masterclasses to prepare for their professional launch. It has been a busy term. Some highlights include:

Two Industry Talks with Mike Poulton, award-winning dramatist, and Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Mike is a writer, translator, and adapter of classic plays for contemporary audiences including Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies and Imperium based on the Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris. His RSC work regularly transfers to London’s West End and Broadway.

Olivier Award winning Writer and Director, Jessica Swale met our MFA students in Professional Acting with Independent Production to talk about her successful, multi-disciplinary career and discuss her play Nell Gwynn which the students were working on with its original director at the Globe Theatre, Christopher Luscombe.

Phillip Breen, Writer and Director is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He trained at Clwyd Theatr Cymru as a recipient of a Channel 4 Director's Award, and at Cambridge University. Phillip is set to open his production of The Comedy of Errors for the RSC when the theatres reopen.

Barrie Rutter, OBE, is an actor, director, and founder of Northern Broadsides. The company became one of the foremost touring theatre companies in the country. He came to work with some of our BA (Hons) in Professional Acting on Shakespeare.

Specialists in mask and physical theatre since 1981, Trestle Theatre, came in to run workshops with our MFA and 2 Year Diploma students.

And to round off the last week of term, students were introduced to Sally Phillips, best known for VEEP, Emmy Award winning sketch show Smack The Pony, and as Bridget Jones’ best friend, Shazzer. Sally talked about her extensive career as a comedy actress. As our final Industry Talk of 2020 this was an inspiring way to end the year.

Read about our 2019-2020 Industry Talks.

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