Postgraduate MA/MFA SHOWCASES on the 1st July 2020
This online Actors’ Showcase is the result of four weeks of work in lockdown. The graduates have shot and edited all of their scenes themselves, using only the resources they had at home. They have created the music and written much of the material. It has been a complete collaboration, with everything done remotely, online, together. We hope you enjoy the results, and we thank you for supporting our graduates in such precarious times for our industry.
Directed by Screen Acting Tutor (& GSA alumna) Bronagh Waugh (best known for her television roles in Unforgotten, The Fall, Derry Girls, Hollyoaks)
Edited (& with technical assistance throughout) by Mark Dutton, TTA Video Technician, GSA.
Jaq Bessell, Programme Leader, MA/MFA Acting at GSA.
MA Acting Graduates: https://gsauk.org/alumni/ma-acting-graduates-2020
MFA Acting Graduates: https://gsauk.org/alumni/mfa-acting-graduates-2020
As in any year, we greatly thank you for giving your support to our graduating students. We give particular thanks this year given the incredibly difficult times for Musical Theatre and the whole industry.
It has been a most unusual process to create this online Musical Theatre Showcase for this talented group of students. All the work you see has been created remotely by the students with the resources they had available to them. We have been working for 3 weeks across 3 continents and many time zones! It is a credit to their tenacity, professionalism and skills that they have produced work of such a high calibre.
With many thanks to the students themselves, Phyllida Crowley-Smith, Peter Roberts, Tom Turner, Alex Ryland-Jones and all the parents, siblings, husbands, wives and partners who have supported, filmed, listened or vacated each individual performance space during this time! Thanks also to Stewart Nicholls the programme leader for being there at all times.
We hope you enjoy!
Additional music tracks by Tom Turner
Film editing by Alex Ryland-Jones
Direction by Phyllida Crowley-Smith
Musical Direction by Peter Roberts
Stewart Nicholls, Programme Leader, MA/MFA Musical Theatre, GSA
Please note that for the Musical Theatre Graduates, you can also see their individual showreels on the links below (includes a spoken introduction by each student followed by their song). It is likely that the showreel links from the alumni pages won’t open in the mobile You Tube app but only on individual browser pages
MA Musical Theatre Graduates: https://gsauk.org/alumni/ma-musical-theatre-2020
MFA Musical Theatre Graduates: https://gsauk.org/alumni/mfa-musical-theatre-graduates-2020