Thu 30 Aug 18
A staggering number of shows developed by East 15 Acting School students and graduates have gathered rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe.
You couldn’t visit the world’s most famous fringe festival without bumping into a five-star show with links to East 15 performers and directors.
Many had received support through the University of Essex’s Click crowdfunding platform plus University of Essex and East 15 Acting School's New Theatre Company Start-up Awards for emerging theatre makers.
At the same time Essex’s Students’ Union stepped up to provide extra help with teams of SU exec members, officers and staff involved in transporting casts, crews and kit up to Edinburgh plus supporting the student theatre companies during rehearsals and at the Fringe.
Lee Pugh from Essex SU said: “East 15 students have a ‘different’ route to gaining the kind of employment they seek after their studies and to help them achieve their goals Essex SU needs to take a bespoke approach. Supporting them as they showcase their work at Edinburgh is just one of the unique ways we engage with East 15 students and back them.”
There are too many East 15 to cover so here are some highlights: