Issue 316: The arts in schools

  • The arts in schools

    Photo of a pregnant woman in a forest
    06 Sep 2018

    Ovalhouse’s FiRST BiTES programme ensures that it takes the risks necessary for creating diverse and experimental theatre, explains Owen Calvert-Lyons.

    Ovalhouse’s reputation for artist development has been built on one crucial truth: theatre artists learn through making theatre. We have a comprehensive workshop programme, as well as other initiatives that develop artists’ skills and knowledge, but the majority of our artist support is constructed around the process of making theatre.

    The plays are developed well beyond the point of ‘scratch’, but they are unashamedly unfinished

    At the core of the programme is our FiRST BiTES... more

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