Level 6 Acting Students create new up-and-coming Theatre Company, Menstrual Rage
A collective of Level 6 Acting students have created a new feminist theatre company named Menstrual Rage. The up-and-coming theatre company based in the North-East is made up of Level 6 students Danni Perry-Clarke, Hannah Ould, Emily Payne, Niamh Nelson, Grace Davis and Courteney Laverick.
Having originally met in 2018 at The Northern School of Art in Hartlepool, the six students studying across acting and film realised that all of their interests were aligned. For their final project at the university, the students came together to create their first show ‘Emma – A Play by Emma Woodhouse’ A contemporary adaptation based on the Jane Austen novel. Through finding joy in working as a group to produce theatre that they were proud of, they decided that they wanted to continue working together in the future – and so the Menstrual Rage theatre company was born.
They recently debuted their first show Emma, a Play by Emma Woodhouse as part of the InterACT festival at ARC Stockton. From this, they have been chosen to perform as part of the first-ever Durham Fringe Festival, which will be their first professional gig as a company and individuals. This will be an amazing opportunity for them to help propel their careers in the performing industry.
Short synopsis of their play:
‘Emma, a play by Emma Woodhouse is a contemporary adaptation of the Jane Austen Novel ‘Emma’. It takes the original narrative away from romance and focuses on the power of female friendship, with elements of pop culture sprinkled throughout.’
Our BA (Hons) Acting degree for Stage & Screen and BA (Hons) Film, TV & Theatre Production courses are accepting students to start with us in September! Follow the link for more information and how to apply: https://northernart.ac.uk/study-with-us/hartlepool-campus/degree-fda-courses/ba-hons-acting-stage-screen-2/
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