Showing posts tagged "Midsummer in Oxford".

MIO’19 IN PICTURES

A collection of photos from Midsummer in Oxford 2019!

August 19th, 2019 by

REFLECTIONS ON MIO’19

MIO’19 participant Travis Brown reflects on the process of studying in Oxford.  Trust the process. You’re here to experience life in a new and beautiful way that forces you out …

August 19th, 2019 by

PERFORMING AT THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM AND PEMBROKE COLLEGE

As part of the MIO program, faculty member Paul O’Mahony took his Modern and Shakespeare classes out around Oxford to present the scenes they had been working on. Paul writes …

August 12th, 2019 by

A DAY IN THE LIFE AT MIDSUMMER IN OXFORD

Studying at BADA is like acting itself—get ready to run with the unexpected. Every day at Midsummer is different, so bear with me the irony of writing about a typical …

August 5th, 2019 by

MEASURE FOR MEASURE AT THE RSC, MASTERCLASSES WITH ANTONY BYRNE & AMANDA HARRIS

Last Saturday, our MIO participants went to Stratford-upon- Avon to watch ‘Measure for Measure’, directed by Gregory Doran, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Our participants also had a chance to …

August 2nd, 2019 by

HENRY V AT THE GLOBE THEATRE

MIO Participant, Tamieka Chavis, shares her experience from the first weekend of the program, fitting in a trip to London with some of her classmates. While in London, Tamieka visited …

July 22nd, 2019 by

PRESS: BEN EDELMAN (MIO ’12) DISCUSSES ACTING IN “ADMISSIONS” IN LONDON

Alum Ben Edelman (MIO ’12) was recently interviewed by Broadway.com about appearing in Joshua Harmon’s Admissions at Lincoln Center in New York and at Trafalgar Studios in London. Ben talks about …

April 9th, 2019 by

PRESS: RYAN JAMAAL SWAIN WRITES ABOUT “POSE” IN BACKSTAGE

Alum Ryan Jamaal Swain (MIO ’14) writes for Backstage’s “Notes from the Field” about acting, dance, and working on Pose on FX: There are only a few times where I can say …

December 4th, 2018 by

MIO 2018 IN PICTURES

August 9th, 2018 by

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 …

August 7th, 2018 by

PRESS: PAUL RUDD (MIO ’93) ON CELEBRITY AND HIS MIO EXPERIENCE

“I loved it. I loved working on Shakespeare. I loved living in the dorms at Oxford. I loved walking the campus. I loved getting tea. I loved memorising the lines. I loved working on the plays…”

August 1st, 2018 by

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 …

July 26th, 2018 by

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 …

July 25th, 2018 by

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, …

July 9th, 2018 by

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 …

January 29th, 2018 by

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, …

August 6th, 2017 by

MIO 2017 IN PICTURES

Photos from the 2017 Midsummer in Oxford Program

August 5th, 2017 by

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 …

August 5th, 2017 by

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 …

August 4th, 2017 by

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

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 …

August 1st, 2017 by

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.   …

August 1st, 2017 by

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

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