PHASE 1 of the Ardent8 programme took place between 20th October and 1st December 2016.

It comprised of 5 workshops with guest directors Caroline Byrne, Caitriona McLaughlin, Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway, Sean Holmes and Daphna Attias. These workshops covered monologue work from established texts, working on scenes from new writing, improvisation and devising, and an opportunity to write and direct their own short scenes.

“A wealth of knowledge, both technique in performance and of a wider industry context has been offered up to me and a passion for performing I had thought may be dead is now well and truly alive.”

“I learned to be confident in my belief that I am an artist.

“Dusting the cobwebs off and getting stuck back into performing. It reminded me why I do want to do this.”