The winners of the 2009/10 Awards for Teaching Excellence have been announced and CAPITAL is delighted that Jonathan Heron, Research Associate and Artistic Director of CAPITAL's resident theatre company Fail Better, has been awarded the Butterworth prize.
As part of a programme of events planned around the RSC's production of Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur, adapted by Mike Poulton, Warwick stduents will present their own interpretation of the Arthurian legend at the RSC's open-air stage, The Dell on Waterside in Stratford-upon-Avon, on Sunday 27 June. The performance starts at 3pm. Admission is free.
Other events include a talk by Dr Christiania Whitehead, Senior Lecturer in Mediaeval Literature at Warwick, considering the many ways in which Arthurian legend has been used in in the modern day. The talk wil be in the RSC's Waterside space at 5.30-6.30pm on Saturday 26 June. Admission £5. Book online at www.rsc.org.uk
Tarell McCraney to lead 10-day workshop for writers
Tarell McCraney, CAPITAL's Playwright in Residence, will be holding a 10 day workshop for writers at the CAPITAL Centre from Tuesday 15 to Friday 25 June. Tarell is currently under commission at Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkeley Rep, The Donmar Warehouse and The McCarter Theatre and has just been announced as the 43rd ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.
Tarell proposes to bring together up to ten people with scripts they want to work on in an open forum. Each will get a day to try out therir work with the grop with talk backs at the end of each day. On the last day Tarell will work with the group on a new piece of his own.
Participants are asked to committ time to attend the whole workshop which will probably run from 12 noon to 6pm each weekday. If you are interested please send a 500 word piece saying why you would like to take part to CAPITAL@warwick.ac.uk by 5pm Wednesday 9 June.
Following the call last term for students interested in devising and directing as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Exploring Arthur” weekend to accompany their production of Morte D’Arthur in June 2010, the CAPITAL Centre would like to hear from Warwick students who are interested in performing in a one-hour piece around the theme of Arthurian Legend.
CAPITAL is proud to have supported Warwick's prizewinning entry at this year's NSDF at Scarborough. By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr won the Festival-Goers' Award (decided by popular vote) as well as individual awards for company members Lizzie Holmes (Judges' Award for Supporting Role), Rio West (Judges' Commendation for Acting) and Rob Morton (Sound Design).
Paul Prescott, CAPITAL Lecturer and Jonathan Heron, CAPITAL Research Associate, have both been nominated for Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence 2009/10, as have two CAPITAL collaborators: Ruth Leary (Cultural Policy Studies) and George Ttoouli (Warwick Writing Programme).
The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence give students and colleagues the opportunity to recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching and the support of learning. The awards aim to reward members of staff who have had exceptional impact on the student learning experience.