Information About Layla - Bristol teacher
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Acting / Drama
I am a second year History student at the University of Bristol. Young, dynamic, friendly and keen to motivate.
I am currently Vice-President of the University of Bristol Dramsoc, and have had vast experience in acting before and during University.
I have recently completed a young directors course alongside Lee Lyford from the Bristol Old Vic, culminating in a showcase at the Bierkeller Theatre on the 14th May 2017.
Acting Credits (Stage):
Ensemble - 'CHERRY' (To be performed at Edinburgh Fringe, August 2017)
Maisie - 'WOLF' (To be performed at the Bristol Old Vic Bar, June 2017; Write Bear Showcase, The Room Above, November 2016)
'Things We Do Not Know: The Stories of Street Sex Workers' - (Bearpit Theatre, June 2017; People's Republic of Stokes Croft, March 2017; Old Crown Courts, March 2016)
Female Multiroler 2 - 'Bridland', The Wardrobe Theatre (April 2017)
Old Woman - 'A Sense of Time', The Room Above (BPC Festival, March 2017)
Ultimo Michael Pussi - 'The Ridiculous Darkness', The Wardrobe Theatre (February 2017)
'A Sleepless Night' - Bristol Children's Hospital, The Room Above (February 2017)
Girl - 'The Big Meal', The Alma Tavern Theatre (December 2016)
Susie Butters/Fizz - 'Gloucester Road', Winston Theatre (October 2016)
Davey Dean - 'Jerusalem', Wills Hall Bristol (June/July 2016)
Louisa - 'Shivering', Bristol Old Vic Studio (May 2016)
Pupeteer - 'The Only Real Elegance (Extract)', The Wardrobe Theatre (Bristol Old Vic Directing Showcase, May 2016)
Molly - 'Maureen Human', The Wardrobe Theatre (BPC Festival, March 2016)
Kid In Braces/Border Guard/Convict 2 - 'Vernon God Little', Winston Theatre (February 2016)
Witch 2 - 'Macbeth', Bierkeller Theatre (January 2016)
Vince Vega - 'Pulp Fiction (Extract)', Winston Theatre ('TRASh', October 2015)
Ensemble - 'You Me Train', London (August/September 2015)
Ensemble, Dance Captain - 'Sweeney Todd' (Musical Youth UK, 2014)
Acting Credits (Film):
Chrissie - 'Alan' (Student film)
Actor - 'MILKSHAKE & ICE CREAM: A Diptych' (Student Biology Film)
Us/Them (Extract) - 'Bristol Old Vic Directing Showcase', Bierkeller Theatre (May 2017)
The Great British Bant Off - 'CRAM', Bierkeller Theatre (October 2016)
The Acid Test (Extract) - 'TRASh', Winston Theatre (October 2016)
Fish & Chips With Edith - Assistant Director, Edinburgh Fringe (August 2016)
A Lady Is Simply A Patient Wolf - 'Who Dares Writes: Curiosity Killed the Cat', The Wardrobe Theatre (March 2016)
Musical Direction Credits:
'Mack and Mabel' - Musical Theatre Bristol, Winston Theatre (March - April 2017)
'Sunday Night at the Phoenix' - Musical Youth London, Phoenix Theatre London (February 2015)
Drama Teacher with Knight's Players, at Christchurch School Clifton (School Years 1-6). Recently wrote and directed them in a new musical of Alice in Wonderland at the Wickham Theatre, April 2017.
Drama Club leader at Wimbledon High School (School Years 7-8).
Have directed, choreographed and musical directed shows with casts aged between 4 and 24.
I aim to take from both my professional and student experience in terms of directing, acting, and producing. This means I aim for an incredibly high standard, but am very empathetic and careful in bringing out the best of each individual, in whichever way works best for the student. Having worked with directing actors aged 4 to aged 24, and acting alongside actors over the age of 50, I have vast experience and real-world training and insight to offer.
I have worked in styles from children's theatre, to musical theatre, to German absurdist, I have broad practical knowledge, and am very keen to use theatre to help my students grow in confidence.
Additional Languages: Arabic
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Bristol (2018) - History (Bachelors) (in progress)