MA Theatre and Performance Research Symposium – Masters Students

Wednesday 23rd May 1pm – 6.30pm

Join our Masters cohort as they present a research symposium in which they explore a wide range of research questions, with a particular focus on Practice Research

The group will offer a series of individual presentations and demonstrations of practice that seek to interrogate and illuminate the research questions that underpin their own developing practice.

The Research Symposium forms part of the assessment for the second semester module Researching Theatre and Performance. Audience are invited to join us for the full event, or to come and go throughout the afternoon.

Drama and Applied Theatre - Graduating third year Students

Creative Dialogues in Applied Theatre

Thursday 24th May 3.30pm – 5.30pm

BA (Hons) Drama and Applied Theatre explores the role of the socially engaged artist in society. Graduating students from the programme reflect on their work in a variety of social contexts.

Over the past year, the students have worked in fields as diverse as Primary education; intergenerational theatre; young adult carers; and  mental health.

The third year students whose work is presented have made the most of these opportunities; these sessions give social organisations, collaborators and members of the public a chance to find out more about the best resource we have:  the next generation of theatre makers!

The graduating students are:

  • Keaton Baines
  • Louise Barker
  • Rhianne Bowes
  • Natasha Brown
  • Caitlin Collins
  • Shannon Elliot
  • Charikleia-Tsampika Fertaki
  • Olivia Hildrith
  • Abby Marsden
  • Dwayne McLean
  • Tahlia Robins
  • Greta Rocchino
  • Bruno Rodrigues
  • Kyle Watson

Drama and Script Writing – Graduating third year Students

Script readings. Northumbria Performing Arts.

Friday 25 May 3.30pm – 5pm

From situation comedy to taught thriller by way of closely observed character drama, some of the exciting work being developed by our graduating students is presented by a group of professional actors.

This performance consists of a series of short play readings from the portfolio of work by  graduating students’ of the Drama and Scriptwriting programme at Northumbria University.

The students have selected the work for these rehearsed reading from the variety of scriptwriting work they have been doing inside and outside of the curriculum.  Plays for theatre and radio, film and TV scripts as well as animation and online games writing will all be represented.

The graduating writers are:

  • Jake Asbury – Sabin
  • Nicole Fung
  • Rory Gogan
  • Laura Hodgkinson
  • Joe Marucci
  • Hannah Scarr
  • Hannah Sowerby
  • Melody Sproats
  • Mark Vevers

The readings are performed by a group of professional actors and directed By Ali Pritchard, artistic Director of Alphabetti Theatre and himself a graduate of this programme.

As well as the work represented here students have had worked performed in a number of contexts including Southwark Playhouse and Alphabetti Theatre, as well as in cabaret and variety venues.