In November 2013, Warwick University Drama Society performed Jim Cartwright's 1986 play 'Road' in the Warwick Arts Centre Studio. The production ran from 13-16 November, and on the Friday evening performance, Michael Brazier from the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) came to see it. We were very grateful for his time and feedback, which is integral to the ethos of NSDF.
On 2nd March 2014, the 11 shows selected to transfer to the festival were announced, and we were delighted to be amongst the top 11 student productions out of the 93 they had seen in the last year to go and represent WUDS and the University of Warwick at this year's Festival.
NSDF is an annual festival, taking place each spring in Scarborough, which celebrates and showcases the highest calibre of student theatre from societies and groups across the country. The selected companies have the opportunity to perform their productions to peers from around the country, as well as the multitude of industry professionals who go each year to assist in the running of the Festival. The Festival includes a discussion on each production, where the company field questions from their audiences and discuss the talking points of each production. What is more, the Festival runs workshops throughout the week on all aspects of theatrical production, enabling attendees to hone their practical and creative skills, gather some experience and network with the various industry professionals. As such, the Festival is seen as a wonderful opportunity from which to launch professional careers in to the theatre industry.