A BLOG BY GIULIA HEATON My Year Out Drama adventure began at the tail end of a September heatwave; that suspiciously placid period of 2020 where COVID restrictions were relaxed and society was ready for life to get back on track. Myself and the 14 … Continue readingYear Out Drama, in a nutshell.
WRITTEN BY DAN OWEN As I sit down to write this blog, I’m on the edge of my seat – ready to finally wave goodbye to our 3rd lockdown and jump straight back into the rehearsal room. It’s nearly three months since myself and my … Continue readingWhen Life Gives You Lemons
It’s certainly turning out to be a bumpy start to 2021; not unexpected perhaps, but turbulent, bewildering and unpredictable all the same. As I revisit this blog post from the early summer of 2020, it is heartening to be reminded of how this special course … Continue readingYear Out Drama in Lockdown
A BLOG BY FREYA RHYS-LODWICK I arrived just under a month ago in beautiful Stratford upon Avon. I had no clue what this year had in store for me or what we would be doing at YOD. It was all a mystery to me and … Continue readingA New Beginning
A BLOG BY JOSEPH ATKINS The Stratford-based Year Out Drama Company is nothing if not tenacious. Set up over thirty years ago by Deborah Moody, her intensive gap year drama course has weathered monumental changes in higher education, the ever precarious state of the arts … Continue readingYear Out Drama in Lockdown
A BLOG BY CURRENT COMPANY MEMBER IONA MACROBERT It is luckily a very sunny day in isolation as I sit down to write this, yet, it makes me long for summery days in Stratford-Upon Avon. I have lived there under a year, but it is a … Continue readingYear Out Drama… so far
By Imogen “Timmy” Tong It’s safe to say they have had their fair share of drama over the years, well, it’s right there in the name – Year Out Drama – but since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic this young theatre company, based in … Continue readingYear Out Drama (from a social distance)
A BLOG BY OLIVIA CLARK Nothing could have prepared me on that Monday in early September of 2018 for the life-changing year that lay ahead of me. A year that involved copious amounts of self-discovery, maturation, life experience, highs, lows, and meeting new people that … Continue readingA Look Back On My Year Out!
A BLOG BY CIRILLA NEILES Today, we had the wonderful Tim Gilvin joining us who is an amazing pianist, singer, musician and teacher. We learnt a new song, ‘Easter Parade’ by Irving Berlin to get us into the Easter spirit! In the afternoon, we were … Continue readingA Day of Song
Between the 25th February and 16th March, the Year Out Drama Company took part in a Reminiscence Project, led by Adam Fotheringham. ‘In Our Day’ was a piece compiled from the interviews with residents of the Bentley Nursing Home in Stratford-upon-Avon. The show was performed exclusively … Continue readingIn Our Day – Rehearsal Diary