The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training’s Class of 2017 recently completed five weeks of study in London. The London program is an integral part of the Conservatory training, giving the students access to internationally-renowned faculty and nearly unlimited opportunities in the theatre capital of the world.
During the five weeks, Conservatory director Greg Leaming led a group of Conservatory sponsors and family members to London. Highlights of the tour included performances of The Maids by Jean Genet (Trafalgar Studios), The Suicide by Suhayla El-Bushra (National Theatre) and The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill (National Theatre), as well as High Tea at the National Theatre and a welcome reception at the FSU London Study Centre.
“It’s hard to choose just one of highlight of the experience,” says Brett Mack (MFA ’17). “The teachers (including world renowned voice teacher Patsy Rodenburg) were amazing and I got to see about 10 shows while in London, including Romeo & Juliet at the Garrick Theatre directed by Kenneth Branagh and being in the very first audience of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!”