NYT Rep Season Announced
As our training period (of which more later) comes to an end, NYT has announced the Rep's 2018 season: I and the Company are totally thrilled to be working with these wonderful directors and spaces.
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The 2018 summer and autumn programme includes the sixth annual REP season, featuring the world premiere of Victoria’s Knickers by NYT alumnus Josh Azouz (Buggy Baby) directed by Ned Bennett (An Octoroon, Pomona, Buggy Baby, Yen). The play was developed as part of NYT’s 2017 summer Epic Stages course.
Following its 2015 premiere, the REP also stages Writer’s Guild Award winner Evan Placey’s Consensual directed by Pia Furtado exploring teenage testosterone, teacher-pupil relationships and the age of consent in the UK. Victoria’s Knickers and Consensual will this year take place at Soho Theatre (22 October – 10 November) following five successful seasons at the Ambassadors Theatre.
The REP Company will then perform a gender fluid version of Macbeth, at the Garrick Theatre abridged by Moira Buffini and directed by Natasha Nixon, running from 20 November - 7 December. In January the REP will present a fourth production, directed by the newly appointed 2018 Bryan Forbes Bursary Director Meghan Doyle (co-Director of The Letter Room and recently Assistant Director for East is East - Northern Stage/Nottingham Playhouse and James and the Giant Peach - Northern Stage).
The NYT REP is inspired by the traditional repertory theatre model and was set up by Paul Roseby in 2012 to provide a much-needed free alternative to expensive formal training whilst embracing the best and diverse young talent to work with leading institutions culminating in
three productions in London theatres. This year, 56% of the REP Company are actors of colour and over half come from low-income backgrounds. 25% of actors in this year’s REP Company are Asian, two of whom are from East Asian backgrounds.
REP alumni include Sope Dirisu, recently seen in the Young Vic’s The Brothers Size and in the title role of the RSC’s Coriolanus for which he was nominated for the 2018 Ian Charleston Award alongside fellow REP alumna Hannah Morrish, nominated for her portrayal of Lavinia in the RSC’s Titus Andronicus.