2nd MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
Below are the wonderful actors who have currently part of our second mentorship programme. They are working with Juliet Knight over a five week period to research performance ideas for a play based on Brené Brown's Atlas of the Heart (2021).
Kevin is joining both the artist and actor mentorship scheme.
Anamika Srivastava is an MFA-Acting student at UEL. She is originally from India. She had been part of the theatre in India for many years where she worked on plays like “Hamlet”, “The proposal”, and “The Park” and a short film called “Rilshaw”. She is also trained in the Indian classical dance form “Bharatanatyam”. She is a production manager at East London Theatre Collective.
Eleanor is an actor and community dance artist. Originally from Norfolk, she is now based in East London. She trained on Mountview’s MA Acting after studying English.
Tom Wilkinson is a 22-year-old performer who is currently in his second year at the university of east London studying Drama, applied theatre and performance. Throughout the summer of 2021 Tom was a part of the brickfields project in partnership with the V&A museum devising and performing a verbatim piece about gentrification at a site specific location within Newham. Tom is ecstatic to be on board with the Project on a Bus team and is excited to see where this creative journey will go.
I’m Shanay Cotton. Originally midlands based. I come from a musical theatre background. As a performer, I explored different forms of theatre, such as physical theatre, acting through song, site specific pieces. I am currently studying at UEL for a MA Acting for Stage and Screen
Valia is a performer and theatre-maker originally from Greece. She has an interest in making social-political work and using non-British narratives of making. She has previously worked in projects with theatres like Kiln theatre, Arcola, Tramshed and Almeida. She has recently started developing her own solo verbatim show, 'Hands On', that explores different perspectives of women working in the manual labour industries- particularly manifesting her passion of exploring womxn's narratives. She studied BA International Relations and Arabic at SOAS. Valia also has previously worked with Island Life Productions as a Project Coordinator for 'Welcome Back'. She also has a dance background and has danced with E33 dance company as well as travelled as far as Goa, India for a dance residency.