For 255 days, from September 2017 to Thursday 12th April 2018, Chris Dercon was Artistic Director of the Berlin Volksbühne theatre. At Central's recent international conference, Systemic Crisis in European Theatre, he made his first public appearance since his dismissal two weeks prior, discussing his tenure with Central's Professor of European Theatre, Professor Peter Boenisch - watch the full discussion here.
Statement from the Governing Body of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Regarding the Recent ‘Dear White Central’ and ‘Central for Change’ Student Campaigns
Kate Elswit (PI, University of London, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and Harmony Bench (CI, The Ohio State University) have been awarded over £566,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a three-year research project.
We are delighted to see that a number of Central alumni have been nominated, or have worked on productions that have been nominated for the 72nd annual Tony Awards.
On Friday 9 March, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, together with the Central Students’ Union, were delighted to welcome The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to the Embassy Theatre for the launch of his new strategy to tackle violence against women and girls.
The University of London campaign marks the 150th anniversary of women being permitted to sit ‘special examinations’ at the University of London, and celebrates exceptional women by sharing stories of women leading both, by being the first, and by leading through their inspirational educational and professional achievements.
Following on from her earlier research projects, Professor Sally Mackey has been awarded nearly £200,000 of a major new grant with Bexley Council for: Performing Places Bexley.
From December 2017 to January 2018 London’s arebyte gallery presented fronterlebnis, an exhibition by Central’s Research Fellow Dr Dani Ploeger.
Central is delighted to offer congratulations to alumni involved, both on and off screen, in this year's Oscar nominated films.
Congratulations to Honorary Fellows Joseph Seelig and Helen Lannaghan, Festival Directors of the London International Mime Festival (LIMF), on being named recipients of The Peter Brook Special Achievement Award.