“Over the years, BADA has welcomed thousands of phenomenally talented actors from the United States, including Anna Gunn (LTP ’88), Brandon Victor Dixon (MIO ’98), Paul Giamatti (MIO’ 89), Tarell Alvin McCraney (MIO ’05), Phillipa Soo (MCP ’07), and Bellamy Young (MIO ’90), many of whom have only been able to train with our renowned faculty due to the support of our generous donors.
Your gift helps provide scholarships for the most talented students to attend BADA Programs. Every single gift, regardless of the amount, makes a huge difference to students who might not otherwise be able to attend BADA and study with the leading actors and directors of the British stage. Importantly, 100% of what is donated will be used as direct scholarship support.”
Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01) AFBADA President
For more than 30 years, BADA has brought together actors from the United States and around the world to train with leading actors and directors of the British stage. BADA is committed to a diverse student body and is dedicated to training talented actors regardless of their background or financial situation. We need your help to continue to pursue that goal.
Your support helps provide scholarships for the most talented students to further their training and development by attending BADA’s Programs. Every single gift, regardless of the amount, makes a huge difference to students who might not otherwise be able to attend BADA and study with our renowned faculty.
To quote former Dean and Director Ian Wooldridge, this commitment to diversity enables us to “properly reflect the world we live in, hold the mirror up to nature, and tell the story of the people to the people.” BADA’s hope is to continue to expand on this commitment in the coming years but we can only do this with your help and support.
An Evening with Tarell Alvin McCraney
Please join the American Friends of BADA for a very special evening featuring Academy Award winner and alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney (Midsummer in Oxford 2005) in conversation with former Dean & Director Ian Wooldridge.
October 19, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Home of Lydia & Mats Carlston
69 Washington Place
New York, NY 10011
Cocktails and light refreshments will be served.
King Lear $3000 Macbeth $1000 Hamlet $500 The Tempest $250
To purchase tickets, please click here.
For assistance in purchasing tickets, contact Seth Dranginis.
The King Lear ticket level underwrites one full Scholarship to the Midsummer in Oxford Program. 100% of all ticket prices will go directly to support Scholarships for students on BADA’s programs. BADA is committed to a diverse student body and is dedicated to training talented actors regardless of their background or financial situation. Your support ensures that BADA remains a leader in diversity for theatre training institutions.
About Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, with Barry Jenkins, forMoonlight which was based on his play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. He is the incoming Head of the Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama.
Tarell is also known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays: The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water, and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet. They have been performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, The Public Theater in New York, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, at a trio of theaters in the Bay Area: Marin Theatre Company, ACT, and Magic Theatre, as well as the Young Vic in London (Olivier Award nomination) and around the world. Other plays include Choir Boy (Royal Court, Manhattan Theatre Club), Head of Passes (Steppenwolf), The Breach (Southern Rep, Seattle Rep), Wig Out! (Sundance Theatre Institute, Royal Court, and Vineyard Theatre – GLAAD Award for Outstanding Play), and American Trade (Royal Shakespeare Company/Hampstead Theatre).
Tarell is a Steppenwolf ensemble member and was the Royal Shakespeare Company’s International Playwright in Residence in 2009-2011, where he co-edited and directed the Young People’s Shakespeare production of Hamlet which toured throughout the UK and was presented at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. He is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur fellowship and the Steinberg Playwright Award, as well as London’s Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, the inaugural New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, and the inaugural Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. He is a graduate from the New World School of the Arts High School, the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, and the Yale School of Drama.
Supporters in the United States:
Our American supporters should visit the American Friends of BADA to contribute to their Scholarship Fund and to help support BADA’s work.
The American Friends of BADA is a not-for-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code (Federal Tax ID 94-3188993). Gifts to the American Friends of BADA are fully tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.
Supporters in the United Kingdom:
Our supporters in the United Kingdom can make direct contributions to BADA.
For more information, please contact Managing Director Tim Denham.