Theatre Cafe

Posted on 11 February 2014

Fifty BA theatre students to work alongside top theatre professionals

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We are delighted to announce that over 50 second-year BA students studying Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance are preparing to work alongside professional theatre-makers on ‘Theatre Café’ at York Theatre Royal.

‘Theatre Café’, produced by London-based Company of Angels, is a celebration of newly-translated plays by European playwrights. For the first time, it is being held outside of London, and will see a series of readings, performances and talks at York Theatre Royal from 26 February – 1 March. The project is a collaboration between Company of Angels and York Theatre Royal. The University of York is a partner on the project.

Theatre students will work as actors, directors, designers, stage-managers and dramaturgs for a fortnight as they rehearse and develop these new plays. They will be mentored by professionals in every area of theatre-making. Their work will be performed to an audience of industry professionals as well as the general public.

Dr Tom Cantrell, Lecturer in Theatre, who has developed the University of York’s involvement in the project, said “This is a great opportunity for our students. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals, to learn from them, and to gain the experience of working on professional productions. We’re delighted to be working with York Theatre Royal and Company of Angels, and for our students to be actively involved in staging some of the best new work from Europe.”

Teresa Ariosto, Artistic Director of Company of Angels, said “For the first time at Theatre Café, 6 emerging British playwrights have written short response plays inspired by the European texts. These responses will be performed and directed by 2nd year students from the University of York. It is very exciting to be working with the University of York and have 50 students from the Theatre, Film & Television Department involved in every aspect of Theatre Café York: as performers, directors, dramaturgs, producers and stage managers.”

Find out more about ‘Theatre Café’.  To book tickets and see day-by-day detailed information.

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