In the past eighteen months, the world as we know it has changed. It would have been easy to defer, to delay, to wait until conditions were better. Before you are 41 artists from across the world who chose not to wait. This represents two cohorts of students – some who began their studies in 2019 and others who joined us in 2020. Their experiences and outputs have been different, but they are united in an exploration as old as theatre itself: the question of what it is to be and do to together – a question even more important when COVID has at times kept us physically distant.
Many of these students are graduating with their MAs. Thirteen will continue with us until January as the first cohort of student to earn MFAs in Acting or Directing. They will have more work for you to see and I look forward to sharing that with you in the coming months.