NewVIc Performing Arts and Music

Performing Arts students perform at the Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Warehouse logoThis term Year 1 and Year 2 performing art students have been lucky enough to work alongside the Donmar Warehouse on a 10 week project exploring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues and themes.

The project has been run in conjunction with the Donmar's current staging of a new play 'Teddy Ferrera' by Christopher Shinn. Not only have students had the opportunity to work with professional Donmar practitioners in their rehearsal studios, they have also met actors from the company and had front row tickets to see the performance of 'Teddy Ferrera'. Students also took part in a series of workshops about LGBT and heard a  talk from Stonewall.

Performing Arts students perform at the Donmar Warehouse

Their own original performance exploring LGBT issues from a young person’s perspective was staged in front of a live audience at the Donmar Warehouse on Friday 20 November.

Uchenna Ozurumba, student of Performing Arts said: "I'm so thankful for this opportunity, it has changed me as a person and I've learnt so much from the process".

Shyanne Robinson, Performing and Production Arts student said: "I've learnt that everyone is different and that if we were all the same it would be a boring world".

Dannilea Murphy, Performing and Production Arts student commented: "This has been an eye opening emotional experience".

Zerina Green, Performing and Production Arts student added: "Performing on the Donmar stage was an amazing experience".