I left university in 2007 with a Drama BA hons in Acting and Directing. Since then I’ve taught three years in community theatre, I’ve been a Director for private theatre companies, and a writer/director for independent film companies, as well as an Actor for film, television, the Arches Theatre and the Tron Theatre. My most recent work has been assistant director for Glue Boy Blues at the Tron Theatre.
“When I was at college I dreamed I would graduate, and after uni, become an actor writing my own sitcom. This dream has developed into a passion for making theatre.”
When I left education I found that I was on my own in the world of acting, there was very little advice and certainly nothing different to that which had already been available. When I got my first major acting job in 2009 I was delighted, over the Moon, this was the start I’d been looking for. It didn’t take long however, before I realised all actors are in the same boat, and the sea-sickness is one of constant effort, highs and lows, rewarded with very little praise. There are certainly no guarantees and no one is going to hold your hand while you find your feet. The more time an actor spends out of work the more daunting the task of finding/creating work becomes. This is why I set up Dithyramb Theatre of Drama. I decided to create something for new actors, a place where ex-students and keen hobbyists could come and hone their skills while actively creating theatre. DTD is the next stage in my development process and it is through DTD that I plan to deliver a programme suited to the needs of new actors.
Details of the course and class structure can be found in the ‘Curriculum’ section of this website. The pricing, which has been significantly reduced to fit the hardship of the current financial climate, can be found under ‘Cost’