Iconic long running NSDF presents its 65th Annual Festival with an industry leading programme of masterclasses, debates, discussions and new work. Every part of the Festival is free and open to all.
The Festival runs from 27th March – 2nd April. The NSDF21 announcement video is available here.
NSDF is presenting over 90 workshops and masterclasses, four panel discussions and 14 new pieces of work, alongside evening events and collaborations with leading theatre companies.
Masterclasses include Clint Dyer, Phyllida Lloyd, Giles Terera, Josh O’Connor, Eleanor Lloyd, Rory Kinnear, Simon Godwin, Bunny Christie, Lucy McCormick, Katy Brand, RSC casting director Hannah Miller and many more.
Visiting companies offering workshops include Slung Low, Lung, Barrel Organ, Paines Plough, New Adventures, Curve, Paperbirds, School of Night, LUNG, Filter and more.
There will be a full programme of technical theatre workshops, offering an introduction to every aspect of off stage work.
Through their new initiative NSDF CREATES, NSDF has been creating new work throughout the pandemic. There will be 14 new pieces of work during the Festival week. These include:
‘Seen’ by Take a Breath theatre company, from Newham College.
‘Not Near Enough’: an experimental “digital theatre” performance that students at Falmouth University have created in partnership with the theatre company Living Structures.
A new collaboration between NSDF and Big Creative Academy in Walthamstow.
You can read more about the shows at #NSDF21 here.