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December 29, 2019 Susan Elkin

Are you trained to act on screen?

Drama schools are still accused of having their heads stuck in theatrical clouds so that their graduates leave college with little idea...

December 22, 2019 Susan Elkin

Puppetry degree, anyone?

Oh how easy it is to sneer when you’re not in full possession of the facts. Last week  2,500 students surveyed by...

July 28, 2019 Susan Elkin

Lots of writing careers in theatre

Why aren’t we telling young people about the writing and writing-related careers which drive our industry? Careers advisers working in secondary schools...

June 30, 2019 Susan Elkin

Play writing books

I am gradually amassing quite a pile of books about writing plays. Collecting and reading them is probably a displacement/procrastination activity. One...

May 12, 2019 Susan Elkin

Suspension of the Guildford Two

Guildford School of Acting has just axed (“not recruiting for 2019/20”) two courses: BA Hons Theatre & Performance and BA Hons Dance....

April 28, 2019 Susan Elkin

Make student loans more inclusive

A degree won’t make you an actor if you don’t have the potential to be one. Neither will any other formal qualification....

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