About the Show/Event
Information for Graduate Season at Tristan Bates Theatre (TBT), Inner London (Play). The Actors Centre are proud to announce the participating productions in the next season of the John Thaw Initiative. The season will run from July to September 2019, and comprise 15 productions over 40 performance dates. The John Thaw Initiative offers a platform for artists to take creative risks and achieve vital feedback with work still in development without any financial pressure. Previous seasons have included the Mental Health Season, where each show explored an area of mental health, and was followed by a discussion and Q&A with invited guests; the Blacktress UK season, offering opportunities exclusively for women of the African diasopra, and curated in association with the fabulous Blacktress UK; and the Queer season, curated by Otherland, exclusivey for artists who identify as LGBTQIA+. The Graduate Season offers performance opportunities for actors graduating from drama school who are creating their own work. In many cases, this will offer them their first professional credit. All participants were entrants in the Alan Bates Award, and the Alan bates Award winner, Moronk? Akinola, is amongst the artists presenting work this season.