MA Collaborative Theatre
An industry-bridging training course, Fourth Monkey’s MA Collaborative Theatre has been designed to provide performers and artists from a variety of disciplines with an opportunity to explore and evolve the specific skills required for the professional contemporary collaborative theatre making sector, as well as to meet and make connections with like-minded creatives with whom they can make work and form fledging theatre companies.
Working within an ensemble training environment, students receive holistic training in the processes and practices necessary to establish thriving, fledging theatre companies, aimed at empowering a sustainable career as an artist and theatre maker after graduation. Through the course of their postgraduate training, students discover the history and theory behind collaborative theatre making, take part in practical sessions exploring texts and developing professional practice, such as professionally pitching and presenting creative ideas, and revising and reviewing through an R&D process. The culmination of training on the course will be a full production of all students’ own original work in a professional performance setting.
MA Collaborative Theatre students work alongside established national and international theatre practitioners and companies, collaborating with artists and creatives from a wide range of disciplines, and exploring the various ways of making and sharing professional theatre work available to them. Practitioners and creatives who have previously worked with our MA Collaborative Theatre students include IROKO Theatre Company founder Alex Oma-Pius, Japanese Noh Theatre practitioner Sachi Kimura Lawson and Peter Brook Ensemble collaborator Sean O’Callaghan.
ADMISSION ONTO THE MA COLLABORATIVE THEATRE IS BY AUDITION.
Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the start of the course.
Previous formal academic qualifications are not essential.
Applicants are assessed at audition solely on merit.