Jenny Edbrooke

Subject area: Drama

Course: BA Modern Drama Studies

Level: Undergraduate

“The Modern Drama studies course was perfectly suited to me. Coming from a background of contemporary dance the course offered me the chance to continue with physical theatre and encouraged me into the wider performance and visual art world of Live Art! The course gave me sound knowledge of conventional art forms and theatre practice but introduced me to mixed media performance and installation as well as allowing me to explore with interdisciplinary art forms and art as an activist happening or political act. The combination of practical work and academic study time was perfect for me, with such a heavy focus on doing, playing and making the course enabled me to thrive and totally immerse myself in my practice. The fact I got a first strongly reflects this I think!

The course encouraged me to network with programmers/curators, festivals, events and other Live artists both emerging and artists who had been making and showing work internationally for many years. This networking was invaluable to the launch of my career when leaving university. Much of the work and collaborations I do now are somehow linked to my days at Brunel.

Since graduating I have been part of a multi media live arts company called Glass Eyed which over the last few years has shown work at the National Review of live art, Expo festival, EEC festival, Chelsea Theatre, The Junction theatre Cambridge and many more venues and festivals. The launch of Celebrityville has seen lots of success and fun in the form of smutty cabaret night which has been invited to a diverse collection of venues and festivals including Manchester Green Rooms, Bethnal Green working mens club, Colchester Arts Centre, Norwich Arts Centre, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, In the Flesh festival Plymouth….”

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