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NYT REP Company 2017

Posted 06 Aug 2023 by Joe Duggan

"As good a way into the business of acting as any drama school"
Ian McKellen

We are delighted to announce our 2017 REP Company: Marc Benga, Megan Burke, Rosela Doda, Leah Gaffey, Curtis John Kemlo, Mohammed Mansaray, Elizabeth McCafferty, Joanna McGibbon, Scott Oswald, James Rose, Eddie Joe Robinson, Leo Shirley, Rebecca Smith, Amarah Jae Harris St.Aubyn, Jennifer Walser and Douglas Wood.

2017 REP Company Mentors: Ashley Zhangazha (Actor), Paterson Joseph (Actor), Shane Zaza (Actor), Johnny Capps (Executive Producer), Patricia Doyle (Director), Gary Davy (Casting Director), John Griffin (Executive Producer), Wendy Spon (Head of Casting, National Theatre), Denise Gough (Actor), Sue Needleman (Casting Director), Annalisa Gordon (Agent, Artists Partnership), Tamara Lawrence (Actor), Amy Ball (Casting Director, Royal Court), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Actor/Director/Writer), Charlotte Sutton (Casting Director), Ruth O’Dowd (Casting Director) .

2017 Bryan Forbes Assistant Director: Thomas Bailey
2017 Bryan Forbes Assistant Director Mentor: Carrie Cracknell

Inspired by the traditional repertory theatre model, the NYT REP Company course offers free, practical, industry-based talent development in drama and performance over nine months to 16 NYT members. 

History of NYT Rep Company:

Following a pilot in 2012, our first official REP Company was formed in April 2013. Since then the REP has gone from strength-to-strength with four West End seasons and the vast majority of graduates being signed by agents and going on to professional success.

Read more here and here.

Fees and Funding:

There are no course fees for the REP. Members can also apply for a bursary to support living costs. REP members can also apply for one £5,000 bursary courtesy of The Clothworkers' Foundation. Each member of the REP also receives creative and pastoral support from an individually assigned industry mentor.

We are proud to acknowledge the support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Mercers’ Company, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, The Idlewild Trust and Spotlight for the 2017 NYT REP Company. We would also like thank Arts Council England and The David Pearlman Foundation for their support of NYT.

As a cheap but effective alternative to formal training it’s a brilliant idea.” The Times