Activism in Performance: Young Company
15 September 2020 - 20 October 2020
Masterclass level at AMAW Studios London.
Practising what she preaches, Amy works successfully across Theatre, Film and TV.
Theatre Includes: West End Girls (Live Theatre), Caliph (Vaults), Hamlet (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival/ Brighton Open Air Theatre), Henry V (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival); Confessional, The Builders (Theatre 503); A Tune of Two Muses (Arcola); Scrooge You! (Arts Theatre-West End).
Film includes: Joannie (Pulse); Grimsby Girl (ASC/Hidden Door); Happy Toys, Diagnosis (BBC)
Commercials include: Veg Power/ITV, Capital One & Easy Jet.
Amy has passed on her passion for the performing arts through facilitating and teaching for over 15 years. Her work at Park Theatre has grown and developed since joining in 2014; leading the reminiscence group for people living with dementia, building up the adults groups to create the Park Theatre Company who perform not just at the theatre but in local community venues, festivals and in the park itself. Amy also loves teaching the drop-in classes on Wednesdays where we delve more into discovering how to Act truthfully through exploring techniques from a variety of practitioners, and working with our fabulous young people on Saturdays and during school holidays. Amy believes that creativity is key to building confidence & life-long skills; play is at the heart of everything she does!
Natasha founded a non-profit youth theatre company in her home town in India aged 17 and began teaching performance and confidence technique as well as directing adaptations of well known plays, encouraging school and college students from both public and private institutes to explore their talents in the arts.
Many youngsters she worked with began their discovery of the arts within her company and went on to pursue theatre, graphic design, musical theatre and film in prestigious universities in USA and U.K. Including TISCH NYU, UCLA and Loughborough University. Some even went on to gain roles in the South Indian film industry. Alongside this, Natasha qualified in Film and Creative Writing from Queen Mary, University of London as well as Piano Forte (Grade 6) and Singing (Grade 8), Keys Western Music Academy, Associated Board for The Royal Schools of Music
Since then, she has been facilitating and leading the Creative Learning Program at The Park Theatre since 2015 and has also taught with many youth programs and primary schools.
Natasha's theatre credits include :
Four Stages (OFFIE COMM, Bread&Roses ), It Kind of look like a doughnut (Nottingham Playhouse, Wolverhampton Arena)
Om Shanti F*ck (&writer) / Doll Face (Camden People's Theatre - upcoming, Arcola Theatre), Sad About the Cows (Tristan Bates), Voices of The Movement (Park Theatre), The Infinite Line between Dating and Dying (& writer The White Bear & Etcetera Theatre), Checkmate (&writer), The Crucible, Alexander: Rising of The Great, Les Miserables, Simba, The Lion King (various, Hyderabad, India).
Associate director for Kali Theatre, Discovery (Pleasance and Arnolfini Arts).
Assistant Director, New Work (National), The Woods (Royal Court), The House of in Between (Stratford East).