CAROLYN SANDS, CO-FOUNDER, RETIRES

On Sunday, October 28, family, friends, and faculty gathered at Gloucester Gate to celebrate BADA’s Co-Founder and long-time Associate Director, Carolyn Sands, as she stepped down from regular duties at …

October 29th, 2018 by

STUDENT REVIEW: PINTER AT THE PINTER

LTP Student, Josh Rubenstein from Brandeis University, reviews The Lover/ The Collection at the Harold Pinter Theatre, as part of his work in Dramatic Criticism class.   This season at the …

October 23rd, 2018 by

INTRODUCING COMPLICITÉ WORKSHOPS

BADA is excited to introduce a series of three workshops for our London Theatre Program students, with Complicité theatre company. BADA has a long standing relation with various members of Complicité, including …

October 19th, 2018 by

MY SEMESTER AT BADA BY ANAïS GRALPOIS

Anaïs Gralpois is a senior Drama major at University of Washington. She writes about her experiences on the London Theatre Program in Fall 2017. I knew after attending the British …

October 13th, 2018 by

AN EVENING WITH JUSTIN THEROUX (BCP ’91)

American Friends of BADA President Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01) welcomed BADA friends, supporters, faculty, and alumni to an intimate evening in her home for a festive cocktail party featuring a conversation …

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A MASTERCLASS WITH ANDRÉ HOLLAND

We were delighted to be joined last week by the brilliant André Holland, for a Q&A on his varied career. Our LTP students watched André as Othello, starring opposite Mark …

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THE JUNGLE, AND Q&A WITH JOE MURPHY AND JOE ROBERTSON

Our LTP students watched the thought-provoking show, The Jungle, earlier in the week at the Playhouse Theatre. The play is set in ‘the Jungle’, a refugee and migrant  camp in …

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MCP 2018 IN PICTURES

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST AT WADHAM COLLEGE

Our MCP students spent one of their evenings in Oxford watching Love Labour’s Lost, directed by Nicholas Green, and performed in the beautiful gardens of Wadham College. MCP Student Aoife …

August 28th, 2018 by

MUSEUM MADNESS

Our MCP students spent one of their weekend days exploring some of the wonderful museums that Oxford is home to. The students visited the Natural History Museum and the Ashmolean …

August 21st, 2018 by

MCP MASTERCLASS WITH MICK BARNFATHER

BADA Chaperones, Saorla Wright and Jensen Tudtud, recount the MCP Student’s Masterclass in comedy and physicality with BADA faculty member and member of physical theatre company Complicite,  Mick Barnfather.   …

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MIO 2018 IN PICTURES

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FAVOURITE MOMENTS FROM MIO 2018

Some of our MIO students recount some of their highlights from the Midsummer in Oxford Program.    “My favourite was when my group got together randomly one day and we …

August 9th, 2018 by

LOOKING BACK ON MIO 2018 BY OSCAR FABELA

When I got accepted to BADA’s Midsummer in Oxford 2018 Program, I knew I was in for a treat, but I didn’t know it would be the launch of a …

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FUN AND GAMES AT MCP SPORTS DAY

MCP Student Jacqueline Scholl commentates the MCP Sports Day. Two teams, both alike in dignity, In fair Oxford, where we lay our scene. Except, this was no tragedy. This was …

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A DAY IN LONDON: THE GLOBE, OTHELLO AND ANDRE HOLLAND

MIO student Alexis Woodard relives her day trip to London, watching Othello at The Globe theate, plus a chance encounter with Andre Holland.  On our third week into BADA, a …

August 1st, 2018 by

SHAKESPEARE AT THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Rosie Tyler from Marymount College, writes of her experience watching Shakespeare productions in Oxford whilst studying on the MIO program. Rosie watched the Globe’s touring production of Twelfth Night, directed …

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PRESS: OXFORD MAIL FEATURES MIRIAM MARGOLYES MASTERCLASS

The Oxford Mail wrote a nice piece about actress Miriam Margolyes’s Masterclass for Midsummer in Oxford 2018! The piece also covers some of BADA’s 30+ year history of summer programs in …

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ROMEO AND JULIET, AND Q&A WITH BALLY GILL

For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo… Our MIO student’s had a great day exploring Stratford upon Avon, and watching Romeo and …

July 21st, 2018 by

PRESS: DENZEL WASHINGTON DISCUSSES CHADWICK BOSEMAN

Denzel Washington chats with Stephen Colbert about having provided a scholarship for Chadwick Boseman (MIO ’98) to attend our Midsummer in Oxford Program. Chadwick was part of a group of …

July 20th, 2018 by

BADA BOUND BY SU CASTILLO

MIO student Su Castillo recounts her first weeks at BADA.  We stared long and hard at the tower, dreaming of standing up there and looking onto a city that has …

July 19th, 2018 by

A VISIT FROM SIR PATRICK STEWART

BADA summer intern, Saira Khan, writes of her experience of her first BADA masterclass, watching Sir Patrick Stewart deliver a Q&A session for our Midsummer in Oxford Students.   If …

July 17th, 2018 by

FIVE FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT MAGDALEN COLLEGE

BADA Summer Intern Saira Khan shares some of her discoveries about the historical Magdalen College which hosts the Midsummer in Oxford program.     Because it reminds us of Hogwarts, …

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JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER

In this issue of the BADA Newsletter: an interview with theatre critic and Faculty member Sarah Hemming; a conversation with alum Jack Smart (SHX ’10), the Awards Editor for Backstage Magazine; …

June 22nd, 2018 by

FAREWELL, JOHN BARTON

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Barton yesterday. A BADA Associate Artist and long-time Masterclass instructor, John shared his love for and understanding of Shakespeare’s …

March 19th, 2018 by

REMEMBERING OLEG TABAKOV

Faculty member Irina Brown has shared with us the sad news that former Faculty member Oleg Tabakov passed away in Moscow yesterday. Oleg had a long history with BADA, first …

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PRESS: CHADWICK BOSEMAN IN AMERICAN WAY

Midsummer in Oxford alum Chadwick Boseman (MIO ’98) talks to American Way magazine about playing trailblazers, launching into the Marvel Universe as Black Panther, and his time in Oxford with BADA. From …

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JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

In this issue of the BADA Newsletter: an interview with alumna Gerit Quealy (MIO ’94), about her new book Botanical Shakespeare; an interview with new BADA Faculty member Gareth Armstrong about …

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AN EVENING WITH TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY (MIO ’05)

American Friends of BADA President, Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01) hosted a fundraising evening at her home featuring BADA alumnus and Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney in conversation with BADA’s …

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GRATITUDE… BY YSATIS LLLANO

As the MIO 2017 draws to an end, Ysatis looks back on her weeks spent in Oxford.  Gratitude. If I was told to summarise my experience this summer at BADA, …

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MIO 2017 IN PICTURES

Photos from the 2017 Midsummer in Oxford Program

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A POEM BY SAKI MARIE

A poem, by MIO student Saki Marie, about her time spent at BADA this Summer. Of oft a dream’s a dream one must wake from. At BADA, waking is just …

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WHEN IN EUROPE…

Whilst on the MIO, a number of our students managed to fit into their busy schedules a weekend trip to Paris. A fleeting visit, with 13 hours on a bus …

August 4th, 2017 by

MASTERCLASSES AT MAGDALEN: SONNETS, SHAKESPEARE AND SPEAKERS

Our MIO students have Masterclasses twice weekly throughout the program from leading experts in British Theatre. “These masterclasses have made me assess my acting style, what I want to do …

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF OXFORD

MIO student Shelby Phillips reflects on her first week on the MIO program.  Oxford is beautiful, and I don’t think I’ll ever want to go home. On our first day …

August 4th, 2017 by

AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER

In this issue of the BADA Newsletter: Faculty member Eunice Roberts appointed Dean of BADA; Norman Ayrton – Requiescat in pace; “An Accountant’s life for me” – an interview with Managing …

August 3rd, 2017 by

EUNICE ROBERTS APPOINTED DEAN OF BADA

BADA is pleased to announce that the Governors have appointed Eunice Roberts to be sole Dean of BADA from 1st September 2017. In her 10 months as Joint Dean, Eunice has impressed …

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FROM MCP TO MIO!

Jack Steiner and Katherine Means first came to BADA on the MCP Program in 2015. We were delighted to see them again this year as part of our older program …

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REVIEW: HAMLET

Whilst on the MIO, many of our students spend their weekends in London watching shows. MIO student Shelby Phillips writes about her trip to see Hamlet at Harold Pinter Theatre.   …

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NORMAN AYRTON – REQUIESCAT IN PACE

“It is with deep sorrow that we record the death of Norman Ayrton peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92. Christopher Cook, who recorded an oral history with …

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A DAY IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears… We had a great day, despite the weather, in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Students had the opportunity to visit the various historical town houses and museums, …

July 16th, 2017 by

MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

In this issue of the BADA Newsletter:
• An interview with new Shakespeare instructor Paul O’Mahony about the Year Long London Theatre Program
• Introducing BADA’s new Brand and Website
• Photos from the new LTP Acting for Film & Screen course!

March 10th, 2017 by

MIDSUMMER IN OXFORD ALUM TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY WINS AN OSCAR!

Congratulations to Tarell Alvin McCraney (MIO ’05) who won for Best Adapted Screenplay for Moonlight, which was based on his play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.  

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BADA NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

For editions of the BADA newsletter from 2014 – 2016, please visit the BADA Press Room Archive 

December 31st, 2016 by

ALAN RICKMAN: ACTOR, MASTER TEACHER, DEAR FRIEND

The BADA family is deeply saddened by the death of Alan Rickman, a long-time friend and frequent Masterclass instructor. Click here to read The Guardian‘s obituary of Alan. 

January 14th, 2016 by

PRESS: PAUL RUDD IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

Alum Paul Rudd (MIO ’93) talks to the New York Times about Ant-Man, acting (including his time at BADA), being “likeable”, and his long and varied career.   Photo of …

July 10th, 2015 by