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KSA Academy of Performing Arts

Training News & Features by Susan Elkin

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer schools for 2015

I once attended a 10-day Shakespeare course at Girton College, Cambridge, in late July. Not only did I enjoy swanning about in the hallowed sunny portals pretending to be a proper Girton girl but I…

Published on 28 Aug 2014

Let’s bring back apprenticeships for actors

Drama school hadn’t been invented, so Shakespeare’s actors trained by serving seven year apprenticeships in established companies. No doubt to begin with they performed low level tasks such as fetching flagons of ale from the…

Published on 25 Aug 2014

Orwell meets the Arab Spring at a city farm

This is a good idea I wish I’d heard about earlier: stage a gritty new theatrical production of an Orwell classic at a working farm, using it as a springboard for students and new graduates….

Published on 21 Aug 2014

More feathers in the Old Vic New Voices programme’s cap

Last month I attended and enjoyed a performance of Housed at the Old Vic – and what a memorable, buzzy occasion it turned out to be. Old Vic Community Company was formed last year and this…

Published on 18 Aug 2014

Lots of training opportunites in Dublin

I am rather impressed by the number of training opportunities with the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin at the moment. For example, there’s a two-day Young Gaiety masterclass for over-14s and a five-day Make A Movie camps…

Published on 12 Aug 2014


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