The British American Drama Academy

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The British American Drama Academy (BADA) was founded in 1983 to enable students from around the world to study classical theatre with leading actors and directors of the British stage.

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Da'vine Joy Randolph wins Supporting Actress 🌟 | BAFTA Film Awards 2024 - BBC 21/02/2024

Congrats to alum Da’Vine Joy Randolph (MIO ‘09) on winning the BAFTA for Supporting Actress for The Holdovers at the 2024 BAFTA Film Awards this past weekend!

In her speech, Da’Vine shared her deep appreciation of her co-star, and fellow BADA alum, Paul Giamatti (MIO ’89)!

Backstage afterwards, Da'Vine reflected on her time in Oxford and learning the classics at BADA as well as her career kicking off in London during the West End run of "Ghost".

Da'vine Joy Randolph wins Supporting Actress 🌟 | BAFTA Film Awards 2024 - BBC What a heartfelt speech from the AMAZING Supporting Actress winner Da'vine Joy Randolph ❤️ It's the biggest and most glittering night in British cinema, cele...

BADA – British American Drama Academy 16/01/2024

Applications are now open for the Summer 2024:

Midsummer in Oxford Program (Actors 18+)⁣
⁣⋅ 6 July – 4 August

Midsummer Conservatory Program (Actors 16-18)⁣
⁣⋅ 13 July – 2 August

Applications due: 1 March

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Applications are also open for:⁣

Greek Theatre Program (Participants 18+) ⁣
⁣⋅ 1 June - 28 June⁣
⁣⋅ Applications due: 2 February⁣

Black British Theatre and Performance Program (Participants 18+)⁣
⁣⋅ 1 June - 28 June⁣
⁣⋅ Applications due: 9 February⁣

Fall London Theatre Program (College Juniors/Seniors)
⁣⋅ 7 September - 14 December
⁣⋅ Applications due: February 15

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For more information, including programme details, fees, application deadlines, and more, visit: www.bada.org.uk!

BADA – British American Drama Academy The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

BADA – British American Drama Academy 05/12/2023

Announcing the dates & deadlines for our Summer 2024 conservatory programmes!⁣

Applications will open on 16 January for:⁣

⁣⋅Midsummer in Oxford Program (Actors 18+)⁣
6 July – 4 August

⁣⋅Midsummer Conservatory Program (Actors 16-18)⁣
13 July – 2 August

Applications due: 1 March

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Applications are currently open for:⁣

⁣⋅Greek Theatre Program (Participants 18+) ⁣
1 June - 28 June⁣
Applications due: 2 February⁣

⁣⋅Black British Theatre and Performance Program (Participants 18+)⁣
1 June - 28 June⁣
Applications due: 9 February⁣

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For more information, or to sign up to be notified when applications open, visit: www.bada.org.uk⁣

BADA – British American Drama Academy The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

Greek Theatre Program – BADA 02/11/2023

Applications are now open for the Summer 2024 Greek Theatre Program!⁣

Explore the performance and reception of ancient drama over four weeks (1 June - 28 June) this coming summer. ⁣

The program begins in London, working at BADA’s premises in Gloucester Gate, before traveling to Greece for ten full days of visits to ancient sites, workshops, classes and lectures then returning to the UK for a final residency in Oxford that includes participating in the post-graduate Theatre and Classics Symposium — held by the APGRD (Archive of Performances of Greek & Roman Drama) in conjunction with the Royal Holloway, University of London Theatre Department.⁣

At the heart of this interdisciplinary course lies the fruitful interaction between text, performance and context, paying close attention to the cultural, social and political developments in 5th Century BCE Athens.⁣

Applications are due 2 February 2024.⁣

Click the link for full course details and to begin your application!

Greek Theatre Program – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

Black British Theatre and Performance – BADA 25/10/2023

Applications are open for the Summer 2024 Black British Theatre and Performance Program!

1 June - 28 June 2024

Explore contemporary Black British theatre and performance by tracing the social, cultural, intellectual and political developments that have come to define the theory, practice and aesthetics of its practitioners. ⁣

Participants will analyse key texts that exemplify representations of the Black British experience against notions of Britishness and draw out the confluence of influences from Africa, the Caribbean and the United States and immigration trends to illustrate the diasporic, hybrid nature of Black British theatre and how these influences shape identity and representation through the lens of multiculturalism.⁣

Play texts by major Black British Writers such as Roy Williams, Winsome Pinnock and Kwame Kwei-Armah (all of whom will participate in the program as guest artists) will be analysed from social and cultural contexts framed by theories of identity, representation, nationalism, race, gender, sexuality and class. ⁣

Key professionals will visit the program to shed light on their practice and to offer insight into the practicalities of working in the British theatre industry.



Applications due 9 Feb 2024 for Summer ‘24! Open to participants 18+. BADA alums encouraged to apply! ⁣



Click the link for full details and to start your application!

Black British Theatre and Performance – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

Shakespeare Workshop & BADA Alumni Drinks with Dean Ben Naylor | 11/11/2023 12/10/2023

Calling alums in the New York City area! Ben Naylor will be making his first trip to the US as BADA's Dean this fall and invites all BADA alums and friends to join him on Saturday, November 11th for a free workshop (open to alumni from all programs and years) and drinks with BADA alumni, supporters, and friends. Join for either event or both if your schedule allows!

Saturday, November 11, 2023

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Shakespeare Workshop at Ripley-Grier (520 8th Ave)
In this workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into Shakespearean text, character and relationship through exploration of "Julius Caesar" 4.3. We’ll look at both psychological and formal approaches and the connections between them in one of the most deftly-constructed scenes in the canon.

Please note:

-This workshop is free but advance registration is required.
-You may register to participate in the workshop or to observe; participants must be off-book for the session.



6:00 - 9:00 PM Alumni Drinks upstairs at The Tailor Public House (505 8th Ave)
Come and enjoy your first drink on BADA while getting to know Ben and learning about what's coming for BADA in the next year. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated.

For full details and to register, click or visit http://bada.org.uk/nov2023

Shakespeare Workshop & BADA Alumni Drinks with Dean Ben Naylor | 11/11/2023 Explore a scene from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with Dean Ben Naylor or join us for a drink after the workshop!

Playwright and 'Moonlight' screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney to lead Geffen Playhouse 15/09/2023

Congratulations to alum Tarell Alvin McCraney (MIO ’05) who was just appointed artistic director for Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles!

Playwright and 'Moonlight' screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney to lead Geffen Playhouse Tarell Alvin McCraney's appointment as the Geffen Playhouse's new artistic director places one of the most accomplished dramatists of his generation at the helm of the city’s most prominent Westside theater.

Lessons from Black British theatre 15/09/2023

"In addition to lectures, our busy schedules were filled with afternoon workshops, live theatre and cultural excursions. Acclaimed Black playwrights, including [Winsome] Pinnock and Roy Williams, generously shared their lives and careers, as well as challenges and triumphs in the London theatre scene."

2023 Black British Theatre alumna Kimberly Harding, Associate Professor of Theatre at Florida A&M University, wrote about her long journey to studying Black British theatre in London and her time at BADA on the inaugural Black British Theatre course for Arts Professional.

Read the full piece, “Lessons from Black British theatre", at

Lessons from Black British theatre Kimberly Harding’s desire to study Black British theatre was born decades ago. This summer she travelled to London to make it happen.

05/09/2023

“…when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

-Samuel Johnson



Discover British conservatory training and immerse yourself in London theatre and all that life can afford this Spring at the British American Drama Academy: applications are open for our Spring 2024 London Theatre Program, our semester-long study abroad conservatory acting program for Juniors and Seniors enrolled at accredited American colleges or universities!

Applications are due October 15! For details about the LTP and to start your application, visit: www.bada.org.uk/ltp.



Photo: Cropped from “Sunset In London (134097249)” by Matheus Riolfi, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The House That Will Not Stand • Jul 7-Aug 6, 2023 | Horizon Theatre 18/07/2023

Alums in Atlanta -- there are two MIO alums in the Horizon Theatre Company's current production "The House That Will Not Stand"!

Alia Shakira (MIO '02) is Makeda and Margaret Ivey (MIO '10) is Agnes in this production of Marcus Gardley's play.

Set in New Orleans on the eve of the transfer of the French-owned Louisiana Territory to the United States, a free woman of color and her three u***d daughters face an uncertain and haunting future.

The production opened July 14 and will run through August 6 at the Horizon Theatre.

Congrats Alia & Margaret!

The House That Will Not Stand • Jul 7-Aug 6, 2023 | Horizon Theatre THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STANDby Marcus Gardleydirected by Thomas W. Jones II Desire. Jealousy. Murder. Voodoo. Beartrice—a free woman of

02/06/2023

Alums in (or near) London — join us at BADA HQ on June 13th for Drinks with the Dean!

Alumni Drinks with the Dean at BADA
14 Gloucester Gate
London
NW1 4HG

Tuesday June 13th
5:00 - 7:30ish PM

Alumni from all years and all programs are welcome!

Please RSVP at www.bada.org.uk/june13

White House Plumbers | Official Website for the HBO Series | HBO.com 01/05/2023

Alum Justin Theroux (BCP '91) stars opposite Woody Harrelson in HBO's new miniseries "White House Plumbers"! Taking a satirical approach, the drama fictionalizes the behind-the-scenes as E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy accidentally bring down the Nixon Presidency while attempting to save it.

"White House Plumbers" premieres tonight at 9 PM on HBO. Congrats, Justin!

White House Plumbers | Official Website for the HBO Series | HBO.com The official website for White House Plumbers on HBO, featuring interviews, schedule information, behind the scenes exclusives, and more.

17/04/2023

After a wide-ranging and rigorous search process, the Board is delighted to announce that Ben Naylor has been appointed as Dean of BADA to succeed Eunice Roberts who steps down at the end of August.

Ben joins BADA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, one of the UK’s leading drama schools. Ben joined Central in 2006 and during his time there he has taught a huge range of courses. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Acting and Course Leader for the MA Classical Acting, a one-year advanced actor training programme he designed.

He brings to BADA a wide range of experience as a director, acting teacher, mentor, researcher and educator.

Ben has worked extensively with American students, including teaching at Florida State University’s Theatre Academy London, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as work with many other US universities. He has also taught at Cambridge University, Royal Holloway, Kingston University and LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).

As a director, Ben has worked across the UK and internationally with projects in Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Israel, Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. He has researched and written on Shakespeare, and early modern performance, and has worked as a script consultant and editor, including original translations for classic European plays.

Ben trained as a director at the National Theatre, Young Vic, the Caird Company and in the West End, and subsequently trained as an actor at Drama Centre London.

We are confident that Ben’s experience and expertise will be of huge benefit to BADA and we very much look forward to working with him in the future.

Ben will officially assume the role of Dean on 1st September but will be meeting our staff, faculty, partners and students in the coming months as he familiarises himself with BADA.

Please join us in welcoming Ben to BADA and the BADA family.

Maggie Whitlum
Interim Chair of the Board of Trustees



Photo of Ben Naylor by Cam Harle Photo

Watch Grey's Anatomy TV Show - ABC.com 13/04/2023

Congratulations to alum Kelly McCreary (LTP '01) who is leaving "Grey's Anatomy" as a series regular after nine seasons and almost 200 hundred episodes portraying Dr. Maggie Pierce.

Kelly's final episode as a member of the core cast of Grey's airs tonight at 9/8C on ABC.

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Lerner & Loewe's Camelot | Lincoln Center Theater 13/04/2023

Congratulations and break a leg to alum Phillipa Soo (MCP '07) as "Camelot" opens tonight in New York City!

Phillipa stars as Guenevere in this Lincoln Center Theater revival directed by Bartlett Sher with a new book by Aaron Sorkin based on Alan Jay Lerner's original.

Lerner & Loewe's Camelot | Lincoln Center Theater Lerner & Loewe's Camelot

11/04/2023

I’m writing to share the news that Eunice, our wonderful Dean since 2017, has decided to step down. It goes without saying that we shall miss her enormously.

Eunice has been associated with BADA for many years, teaching on both the Midsummer Conservatory Program and the London Theatre Program, before joining Christopher Cook as Joint Dean, and then assuming the role as sole Dean the following year.

We have been immensely fortunate to have her energy, wisdom and commitment during what has proved to be some of BADA’s most challenging years.

Eunice has worked tirelessly to expand BADA’s offer and to strengthen ties with its alumni. Under her guidance, BADA has launched three exciting new courses: Greek Theatre, Black British Theatre, and the Shakespeare in London Program.

Eunice led BADA through the two immensely challenging Covid years, with repeated lockdowns, during which we had to close our doors to students. During those difficult days, she created dozens of online opportunities for BADA’s alumni to come together and hone their skills with online masterclasses and workshops, alongside a rich stream of Conversations - with BADA Patron Brian Cox, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Antoinette Chinoye Nwandu, Miriam Margolyes and Sir Patrick Stewart, among many others. She also directed more than twenty online Shakespeare readings with BADA alumni.

BADA has now successfully emerged from the pandemic with higher student numbers than ever before with a great deal of credit for that going to Eunice’s tenacity, resilience and creativity.

So Eunice leaves us in a very strong and vibrant state in which to face the future. We are all extremely grateful to her for her strong leadership, her tireless care for students and faculty, and her deep commitment to the BADA family.

We all wish her well in her future adventures.

Maggie Whitlum, Interim Chair of the Trustees
British American Drama Academy

Please note the Board will be announcing Eunice’s successor next week.

Succession | Official Website for the HBO Series | HBO.com 26/03/2023

Congratulations to BADA Patron Brian Cox, the cast, and everyone at HBO's "Succession"!

The final season premieres tonight at 9 PM Eastern on HBO and HBOMax.

Succession | Official Website for the HBO Series | HBO.com The official website for Succession on HBO, featuring interviews, schedule information, behind the scenes exclusives, and more!

Comedy & Clown Workshop w/ Mick Barnfather in Los Angeles, May 2023 25/03/2023

BADA Alums in Los Angeles -- faculty member Mick Barnfather is heading to LA in May to do a multi-day Comedy & Clown Workshop and has asked us to help spread the word!

The Workshop will be May 4th-9th, daily, from 10a-430p, at the Hollywood Dance Center.

Admission to the Workshop is by application. Additional details are available on the Eventbrite page. (As this is not a BADA workshop, please email the LA organizers directly at [email protected]
with any questions.)

Comedy & Clown Workshop w/ Mick Barnfather in Los Angeles, May 2023 In this comedy & clown workshop taught by Mick Barnfather, we will be looking at what it is that makes us laugh and how we can be funny.

Reading Greek Tragedy Online | Electra, live at the University of Illinois, Chicago 24/03/2023

This coming, Monday, March 27, there will be a special version of Reading Greek Tragedy Online, live and in-person, featuring a number of BADA faces!⁣

Faculty member Paul O’Mahony is directing “Electra” which will feature Phoebe Golfinos (LTP ’22), Melíza Gutierrez (MIO ’19), Julia Strug (LTP ’22), and our very own Dean, Eunice Roberts!⁣

BADA alumni and friends in the Chicago area are invited to join in-person and those further afield can stream the reading live online!⁣

Monday, March 27th⁣
5:00pm to 6:30pm Central ⁣

In-Person:⁣

Lecture Center A1⁣
University of Illinois, Chicago's East Campus ⁣
805 South Morgan Street ⁣

A reception will follow. ⁣

Contact Dr. Krishni Burns ([email protected]) for more information. ⁣


Streaming: ⁣

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/live/VD5krs0joRA

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Reading Greek Tragedy Online is series of scene readings and discussions presented by the Center for Hellenic Studies, the Kosmos Society, and Paul O’Mahony’s Out of Chaos Theatre.

Reading Greek Tragedy Online | Electra, live at the University of Illinois, Chicago Directed byPaul O'MahonyHosted byJoel ChristensenTranslated by Anne Carson

Audition Tour 2023 | Alumni Gatherings – BADA 14/03/2023

Calling BADA alums, friends, and family in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and New York City — Dean Eunice Roberts will soon be traveling the US auditioning applicants for our 2023 Summer and Fall programs.

We invite the BADA community to join her in LA, NYC, and DC. Have a drink (first one is on us!) and have a chat with Dean Eunice and other BADA alums.

Join us in:

Los Angeles

Sunday, March 19
4 PM - 6 PM

Laurel Hardware
7984 Santa Monica Blvd



Washington, DC

Thursday, March 30th
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW



New York City

Tuesday, April 4
6 PM - 8 PM

The Wheeltapper Pub
(part of the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel)
141 East 44th Street at Lexington Avenue



Please RSVP using the link below so we can make sure we’ve reserved a large enough space!

Audition Tour 2023 | Alumni Gatherings – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

Greek Theatre Reading - Aeschylus’s "Agamemnon" 10/02/2023

BADA alums from all years and programs: join us for a special Greek Theatre reading featuring alumni from our 2022 Greek Theatre Program!

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Aeschylus’s “Agamemnon"
Sunday, February 19, 2023
8:00 PM London / 3:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Central / 12:00 PM Pacific

RSVP: https://bit.ly/greeks2023



We’ll be reading scenes from Aeschylus’s “Agamemnon" in a brilliant translation by Oliver Taplin.

Clytemnestra has been ruling Mycenae while Agamemnon leads the Greeks at Troy; she awaits his return and plots revenge for his murder of Iphigenia. Once Troy falls, the net starts to close on the returning commander…

Agamemnon is the first part of the only remaining trilogy from Greek tragedy; packed with incredible characters and extraordinary choral lyrics, this is one of the great plays of the ancient world.

We’ll read excerpts, discuss its original setting and provide information about the 2023 Greek Theatre Program.

Greek Theatre Reading - Aeschylus’s "Agamemnon" BADA alums are invited to join us for a reading of scenes from Aeschylus’s "Agamemnon" and learn about BADA's Greek Theatre Program

Highlights from the inaugural Greek Theatre Program – BADA 03/02/2023

Application deadline extended! Applications for the Summer 2023 Greek Theatre Course are now do March 1; we will consider applications after the deadline if spaces remain. Visit www.bada.org.uk/greek for course dates and to submit your application.

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Now on the blog: Greek Theatre Course Director Paul O'Mahony shares highlights from the first Greek Theatre Program in 2022:

Our inaugural Greek Theatre Program ran in June 2022 with a brilliant 17-strong group drawn from across the US. My intention when designing the course was to combine methods of learning, exceptional theory and world-class practice led by leading figures in the UK and Greece - over the course of 4 weeks we all had the chance to put that idea to the test in the most incredible and inspiring locations imaginable. I’ve always been fascinated by ancient theatre and during the first lockdown of 2020 I started an online theatre project with Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies - we challenged ourselves to live stream a different tragedy every week. Our aim was to create a community at a time when we were all experiencing isolation in lockdown, and to explore what these ancient plays would illuminate in our own lives and experiences. Over the course of 40 consecutive weeks in 2020 we performed every extant tragedy with an incredible international ensemble (including several BADA alums) and it transformed how I saw these plays. This insight and passion led to the creation of the Greek Theatre Program.

The first leg of the course took place in London, with two weeks at BADA’s Camden base. The academic schedule was organised by Fiona Macintosh (Professor of Classical Reception and Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at Oxford University) and sat alongside regular studio time in which we explored text and performance on our feet. Fiona taught with Marcus Bell (lecturer at Goldsmiths), covering a vast array of topics to provide crucial context for the plays. I worked on the acting side - exploring tragedy on our feet, working with several plays.....

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Click below to read the full recap on the BADA blog!

Highlights from the inaugural Greek Theatre Program – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Branch – BADA 25/01/2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing yesterday of Anthony ‘Tony’ Branch, who founded BADA along with Carolyn Sands in 1984.

Tony’s vision of providing an American student body with access to top British theatrical practitioners remains a unique offering to this day. A formidable personality, Tony is remembered for his great energy and his deep commitment to the best of what the British theatrical tradition has to offer. He will undoubtedly be remembered for the impact his mission has had on BADA students throughout the years and actor training in general.

A longer piece about Tony’s life and the early years at BADA will follow soon.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Branch – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

Midsummer Conservatory Program – BADA 17/01/2023

Actors & Shakespeare fans ages 16 - 18: applications are now open for the 2023 Midsummer Conservatory Program! Discover Shakespeare through Acting, Voice, and Movement classes along with Cultural Studies focused on the Elizabethan era.⁣

⁣⋅15 July - 5 August⁣
⁣⋅Applications Due: 1 March⁣

Click the link below for more information or to start your application!

Midsummer Conservatory Program – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

Apply – BADA 11/01/2023

Applications are now open for the:

Midsummer in Oxford Program (Actors 18+)⁣
⁣⋅8 July - 6 August⁣
⁣⋅Applications due: 1 March

London Theatre Program (College Juniors/Seniors)⁣
⁣⋅9 September - 16 December⁣
⁣⋅⁣Applications due: 15 February



Applications for 2023 Midsummer Conservatory Program will open soon; stay tuned!

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Applications are also open for:⁣

Greek Theatre (Participants 18+) ⁣
⁣⋅2 June - 30 June⁣
⁣⋅Applications due: 15 February⁣

⁣Black British Theatre (Participants 18+)⁣
⁣⋅27 May - 24 June⁣
⁣⋅Applications due: 15 February⁣

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For more information or to start your application, visit: www.bada.org.uk/apply⁣

Apply – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

BADA – British American Drama Academy 13/12/2022

Announcing the dates & deadlines for our Summer & Fall 2023 Programs!

Applications will open on 11 January for:

⁣⋅Midsummer in Oxford Program (Actors 18+)⁣
8 July - 6 August

⁣⋅Midsummer Conservatory Program (Actors 16-18)⁣
15 July - 5 August

⁣⋅London Theatre Program (College Juniors/Seniors)⁣
9 September - 16 December

Applications for the Summer 2023 Midsummer in Oxford Program, the Summer 2023 Midsummer Conservatory Program, and the Fall 2023 London Theatre Program are due 1 March. ⁣



Applications are currently open for:

⁣⋅Greek Theatre (Participants 18+)
2 June - 30 June
Applications due: 1 February

⁣⋅Black British Theatre (Participants 18+)
27 May - 24 June
Applications due: 15 February



For more information, or to sign up to be notified when applications open, visit: www.bada.org.uk⁣

BADA – British American Drama Academy The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

Statement from the Chair of BADA and the President of AFBADA – BADA 12/12/2022

On the death of George Floyd in 2020 at the hands of police, and in response to the rise of Black Lives Matter, we, the Board of BADA, publicly affirmed our commitment to anti-racism and pledged a rigorous and comprehensive review of all aspects of our academy.

In keeping with our promise to drive and monitor change in a transparent and accountable way, we would like to update you on the progress we have made since our last report in 2021.
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Please click the link below to read the full statement on our website.

Statement from the Chair of BADA and the President of AFBADA – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

THE YEAR OF EXTRAORDINARY TRAVEL: Dec. 8 - 18 09/12/2022

Break a leg and happy opening night to alum Becca McCoy (MIO '02) - the world premiere of her new solo piece "The Year of Extraordinary Travel" opens tonight at Studio Grand Central in St. Petersburg, FL!

Based on her 2021 travelogue of the same name, "The Year of Extraordinary Travel" chronicles the period from September 2018 to August 2019 when Becca traveled somewhere different each month, covering 8 different US states and 7 different countries.

"The Year of Extraordinary Travel" will have a nine-performance run at the new St. Petersburg performance space from December 8-18, 2022.

THE YEAR OF EXTRAORDINARY TRAVEL: Dec. 8 - 18 Buy now for the early bird discount price! For multiple tickets "BOOK" a date and time, then go "BACK TO SHOPPING".

Support – BADA 29/11/2022

I am proud to be BADA's Patron and to support the work it has done for almost four decades – bringing students to the UK to work with British practitioners and immerse them in the rigours and traditions of the British conservatory.

2022 saw the return to full programming with our summer programs back in Oxford for the first time since 2019. A brand-new program, Greek Theatre, was successfully launched with BADA students visiting London, Athens and Oxford, studying the performance and reception of ancient drama; and applications have recently opened for our newest program, Black British Theatre, offering an overview of contemporary Black British theatre and performance, coming next summer.

As we continue to adjust to this post pandemic world, I am more convinced than ever of how vital the training and sense of community offered by BADA is. On this Giving Tuesday, please join me in support of BADA by making a donation. Your contribution will help BADA as we continue to provide and grow life-changing training experiences.

Thank you,

Brian Cox
Patron of BADA

Support – BADA The British American Drama Academy (BADA) exists to provide high quality, modern actor training with a foundation in British theatre traditions.

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