Lockdown Projects

Our students have been working hard creating during lockdown.

We wanted to share their creativity and successes on our website.

The Caspa Arts Self-Tape Challenge

Each week our students & alumni are sent a piece of new writing to record via self-tape. This initiative gets our students developing their self-taping skills, regularly rehearsing and acting as well as allowing their confidence to grow with regards to self-taping.

We ask directors & actors to choose a favourite each week and add the tape to our youtube channel and social media platforms.


Week 1: Lucy Stepan (Industry Bootcamp)

Week 2: Emily Clark (Acting for New Writing 2018/19) & Izzi Richardson (Acting for New Writing 2019/20 & Caspa Online)

Week 3: Auriane Amor (Acting for New Writing 2019)

Week 4: Misha Domadia (Acting for New Writing 2019/20)

Week 5: Helen Squires (Acting for New Writing 2018, Collaborative Theatre 2019 & Caspa Online)

Week 6: Rebecca Gorton (Acting for New Writing 2019).

Actor Awareness Virtual Scratch Night

We were thrilled to have our students chosen to take part in the very first Actor Awareness virtual scratch night.

The Actor Awareness platform is a paid opportunity specifically for working class voices. We are thrilled to be the chosen school to collaborate on their second scratch in June.



Submission by Matt Gurr - Cast: John Skerritt (Collaborative Theatre 2020 & Joshua Wainwright (Collaborative Theatre 2020) directed by Caspa Arts Artistic Director Michelle Payne & our guest director Jack Reitman

12 Pubs written & performed by Lauren Cooper (Acting for New Writing 2019/20) directed by Izzi Richardson (Acting for New Writing 2019/20) 

Glass Half Full Virtual Scratch Night

Glass Half Full Artistic Director Stephanie Silver curated a lockdown show with pieces of her writing and a monologue by Caspa Arts AD Michelle Payne.



Lizzie by Stephanie Silver - Cast: Hannah Khalique-Brown (Acting for New Writing 2019) 

F**k the One Show by Michelle Payne - Cast: Helen Squires (Acting for New Writing 2018, Collaborative Theatre 2019, Caspa Online)

To Be or Not To Be by Stephanie Silver - Cast: Emily Clark (Acting for New Writing 2018/19


Mercury Monologues

Throughout April & May the Mercury Theatre held a weekly monologue writing competition. Our Artistic Director won week three.



Memory Box by Michelle Payne - Cast: Hannah Khalique-Brown (Acting for New Writing 2019) 


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