Women [A City of Angels]

I’m so proud of women. I’m allowed to say that without sounding patronising I think. With all the disgusting hardships that they’ve overcome, a lot of the time they still stand there and take it all on the chin. There’s still a fight going on, that I can see, because the things many women put…

Robyn Grant: “I proclaimed myself a feminist”

Robyn, thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed. Tell us a few words about you and about Buzz, what is it? I started working on Buzz at the beginning of my second year at East 15, but it’s been an idea I have been interested in working on for some time. Buzz is a musical…

Excerpts: Women Actors talk about their craft

Actors very often become role models for society, but they are also highly important role models for other actors. We can study other people’s careers to find inspiration, to observe their professional development and to take notes for our path. This is why Actoring hopes to develop its Guest Speaker Evenings to allow for its members to…

The Importance of Ensemble

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘ensemble’ as: A group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together. A group of items viewed as a whole rather than individually. These two simple definitions are deeply ingrained in the process of making theatre. Every acting teacher I’ve ever worked with has used the word ‘ensemble’ constantly. Over…

Dead Leaf Theatre: 3 Young, Inspired & Ambitious Women

I first heard of Dead Leaf Theatre Company through Pernille and took another look at it after watching Meriel rap in a course-related performance. When we decided to make this issue about women, my mind immediately went to Dead Leaf because the girls have something very special in their hands and it’s truly powerful that they…

Divadlo vs. Theatre, or You Are Not Alone in the Theatre Universe

Being an international student in the UK and being often looked at as someone who is from the Eastern (read: less-developed) part of Europe taught me to observe the world around me more than I normally would. Being a drama student here taught me to feel like an alien as the theatre system and tradition…

Celebrating the Vagina at East 15

International Women’s Day 2016 was not the first time East 15 had seen The Vagina Monologues performed. In fact, the school has a long-standing relationship with both the play and playwright; former staff member Monique Wilson facilitated a staging several years ago, alongside a postgraduate workshop with her close friend Eve Ensler, the writer. When…

Mums

Probably the hardest topic for me to write about but I feel like it will show how important it is if I do. So fuck it. Any positive figure is taken for granted until they’re gone, and this is mainly so within families. You don’t seem to realise what you really had until you’ve lost…

Welcome to Thebes

From the moment you stepped foot in the Corbett Theatre, you could feel a different atmosphere, a different world. It was a simple set, but it told a story. It told the audience that they set foot in a different world, a world where they didn’t have a lot. It made us curious about what…

Summerfolk

Directed by Mathew Lloyd, with Daniela Atiencia and Sari Shrayteh (both MA Theatre Directing) as Assistant Directors, Gorky’s Summerfolk portrays the lives of the newly rich families of early 20th century Russia, as they spend their summer in their Holiday villages. Lacking a strong plot, the play chooses to focus on several central characters rather…

Debut Festival 2016

Debut Festival 2016 was filled with exciting new plays written, directed and performed by graduating students on the BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre (CT) course at East 15. We laughed, we cried, we thought – we drunk and we fell in love with theatre over and over again. The spirit that Uri Roodner (Head of Course) has created…

Welcome to Actoring Magazine

Hello everybody, and welcome to the first issue of the Actoring Magazine! Actoring is our new society at East 15. As a society, we are here to forge bonds between our members across all courses, and encourage East Fifteeners to network, share their opinions, and engage further with their craft. We are doing this because we…

A new platform for East 15

We’re building it. We are creating an online platform for the performing arts as part of our newly founded society. Join us in exploring a world of theatre, film and dramatic training driven by the work at East 15. Explore the available part of our website today as we continue to build the magazine. Join us in…