Actor training for a new Europe: Austerity, innovation, provocations and possibility
Freeman, J. (2019). Actor training for a new Europe: Austerity, innovation, provocations and possibility. Parodos, 2019 (2).
At a time when much of Europe is in financial crisis and Britain is stumbling toward the end of its 40-year membership of the EU, theatre is crying out for original, inventive and collaborative theatre artists, actors with the skills to give the new both meaning and resonance. A focus on the now and the new is therefore a necessary part of a contemporary actor’s vocabulary, and needs to be included in conservatory training if actors are to shape the industry into which they are moving at the same time as reimagining the theatre in which they move.
actor training, conservatory training, theatre, contemporary awareness, skills development