Directing Projects

Arts and Law, Performance
Thursday 18th (14:00) - Friday 19th June 2015 (22:30)
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Directing Projects 

Innovative theatre work by emerging directors: 2 days of short performances from MRes Directing students.

  • Admission free


Thursday 18 June at 14:00 and Friday 19 June at 19:30

  • The Kiss of The Spiderwoman - Adapted and Directed by Adam Carver
    A Cinematic fantasy of sexuality, masculinity, love, & delusion exploring one man's obsession with the femme fatales of classic Hollywood cinema whilst trapped in a prison cell.
  • The Tempest – Directed by Gina Collins
    An adaptation of the classic text focusing on the mystical journey of Prospera, a powerful leader who seeks revenge upon those who have betrayed her, examining magic, loyalty, family and loss

Thursday 18 June at 19:30 and Friday 19 June at 14:00

  • The Exonerated - Directed By Charles Ingram
    A thought provoking piece of verbatim theatre. depicting three stories about Individuals who were falsely accused and sentenced to death in the USA.
  • Extracts from Marlowe's Dr. Faustus - Directed by Sarah Talbot
    This inventive mix of found object puppetry and Jacobean verse provides a tangible sense of the human, material and spiritual forces which wrestle in the heart of Marlowe’s Faustian legend.
  • Branwen - Written and directed by Tamar Williams
    A timeless journey through the Wales of myth and legend: A storyteller, far away from home, shares a tale from her childhood through traditional music and storytelling.

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June at 20:00

Please note: These performances take place at A.E. Harris, Northwood Street, B3 1SZ

  • Couple - Adapted and directed by Nina Michelle Worthington
    Drawing on familiar text by Shakespeare, Coward, Crimp, and Mamet, alongside original work, 'Couple' explores betrayal, commitment, and love. Integrating British Sign Language and English, it is an exploration of the basic ingredients of a lasting relationship.

Contact Information

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
George Cadbury Hall
University of Birmingham
998 Bristol Road
Selly Oak
B29 6LG

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About our productions

The Department of Drama and Theatre Arts is a leader in the integrated academic and practical study of drama, performance and theatre arts. Students gain first-hand experience using and testing the language of performance in a variety of specialist study and practical modules. The department offers a BA Hons in Drama and Theatre Arts. Postgraduate programmes include research degrees by thesis including PhD and MRes in Drama and Theatre, MRes in Directing and an MRes in Playwriting Studies. 

Each year the Department stages a season of plays closely tied to its academic and practical work. Productions are performed by third year undergraduates and supported in lighting, sound, design/costume and stage management by second and first year students. Plays are directed either by members of the Department or guest directors from the professional theatre. Productions will be staged in the departments own performance venue George Cadbury Hall.

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