Last night, as part of our continuing partnership with The Hospital Club, students, tutors and industry professionals gathered in the private screening room in order to view a variety of films made at Wac Arts. Pieces ranged from a screening of films made by students on our disabilities and inclusion programmes to an exclusive first preview of our Diploma student’s show reels, which demonstrated both the promise and talent all of our students are exhibiting. Accompanying this was a radio play, which proved to be a fantastic example of the students being able to adapt to a variety of different performative mediums.
Head of drama Steve Medlin said, “Our continuing relationship with the Hospital club allowed us the opportunity to showcase the 3rd yr show reels in a private screening room alongside the many wonderfully varied short films produced by the disabilities programs. Students, the creative team and agents all came down to see the work on the big screen.”
In October last year Wac Arts was awarded the h.Club Foundation Philanthropic Award, which aims to recognise a UK creative charity which has made an outstanding contribution to supporting youth employment and education projects in the creative industries. The evening was a resounding success and we look forward to continuing working with the Hospital Club – our third year Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre students are currently throwing themselves into rehearsals for their end of year performance, Bernarda Alba the Musical. Bernarda Alba is a one-act musical with music, lyrics and book by Michael John LaChiusa, based on Federico García Lorca’s 1936 play The House of Bernarda Alba. Performances will take place at The Cockpit Theatre on July 7, 8 and 9 – information on purchasing tickets will be released shortly.