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KSA Academy of Performing Arts

Training News & Features by Susan Elkin

Welcome to boot camp, RSC style

From this weekend and over the next few weeks, young aspiring actors from London, Newcastle and Southampton will have the chance to take part in workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company in partnership with arts…

Published on 2 Oct 2014

Books and websites to help aspiring actors

There are plenty of learning resources for theatrical professions – books, apps, websites, videos and study aids – but the choice can be overwhelming. Each week, Susan Elkin skims the cream of these invaluable tools….

Published on 29 Sep 2014

How to structure a drama school showcase

Students looking ahead to completing their courses often ask me for my advice and thoughts about their graduation showcases. Of course I dish it out freely in my usual forthright way, although I generally point…

Published on 25 Sep 2014

Odin Teatret (the book), Stanislavski (the film), Shakespeare (the app) and tips for actors (the parody)

There are plenty of learning resources for theatrical professions – books, apps, websites, videos and study aids – but the choice can be overwhelming. Each week, Susan Elkin skims the cream of these invaluable tools….

Published on 24 Sep 2014

The university vs drama school debate is far from cut and dried

Parents like universities. The concept may be a bit tarnished in some quarters given spiralling costs and graduate unemployment but, in general, university is regarded as a respectable option. Many, however, have serious reservations about…

Published on 18 Sep 2014

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Choreographers Wayne McGregor, Matthew Bourne and Akram Khan are among the judges for the BBC’s first Young Dancer’s competition, a major new initiative aimed at discovering the UK’s best new dance talent. Sadler’s Wells artistic…
Leading cultural figures including Arts Council England chair Peter Bazalgette and Olivier award-winning playwright Richard Bean have defended freedom of expression in performance, following the recent cancellation of a Barbican production that was stormed by…
Whatsonstage co-founder Terri Paddock has completed nine months of legal proceedings against the organisation’s US owners, following her dismissal from the company last year. Paddock, who was escorted from her office and dismissed from her…