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Stephen Unwin appointed dean of British American Drama Academy

British American Drama Academy, London British American Drama Academy, London
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Former Rose Theatre Kingston artistic director Stephen Unwin has been named new director and dean of the British American Drama Academy.

He takes up the post on September 1, replacing Ian Wooldridge, who is stepping down after 20 years.

Unwin, who co-founded English Touring Theatre in 1993, said he had “long been an admirer” of the academy.

“With its impressive alumni, its outstanding reputation for drama training, its many contacts with colleges and universities across the US, and its friendly, professional and inclusive ethos, BADA is flourishing,” he added.

BADA chair Marcus Boyle praised Unwin’s “wide-ranging and extensive experience as a theatre director”.

The drama school was founded in 1983 and is based in Regent’s Park, London. Its patron is Derek Jacobi.

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