GOOD NEWS! We are overjoyed to announce that the New Adelphi Theatre has selected four recent graduates from our Performance directorate to become the next cohort of Supported Artists.
The Performance Graduate Scholarship Programme, in collaboration with the Alumni Team, awards graduates from the University’s performance disciplines the financial support, resources, facilities and time to experiment and take risks within their creative practice. The programme is designed to provide recent Graduates with an opportunity to develop their skills and further their professional experience within a supportive framework.
The Performance Graduate Scholarships are funded through the generosity of our donors and supported by the Alumni Engagement & Development Team.
Let’s meet our 2022 Supported Artists and hear more about their creative plans…
Izzy Campbell (She/Her) is an Actor, Singer, and Writer from Liverpool, based in Manchester. She has worked creatively with production companies such as Contact and 20 Stories High, making her debut appearance in their short film series ‘Touchy’ (2021), which features on Million Youth Media’s YouTube Channel. More recently, she is in the writing phase of her first play: ‘You Are My Sunshine’, which explores what is means to care for someone, the complexities of family and the resilience of the human spirit. The piece will premiere at Unity Theatre this September, as part of their Up Next Weekender.
Izzy said: “I am very grateful and excited to be a New Adelphi Theatre Supported Artist. This opportunity will provide me with the necessary help and foundation to start my career within the arts and bring my creative ideas to life! I plan to use this opportunity to further develop my play ‘You Are My Sunshine’.”
Headshot Photo credit: Dollworx
Performance Photo credit: Rebecca Oliver
Ben Stitch (He/Him) is a Media and Performance Graduate, Writer, Actor, Lighting Gaffer, Editor, and Director. Since the age of 12, Ben has been an avid filmmaker, usually making comedy skits with friends. Recently, Ben finished his work as the director of ‘Bitten: The Musical’, an ambitious 30-minute zombie-themed musical with five original songs. While still developing his own style as a filmmaker, his work is usually bold, silly, and adventurous. Ben can explore big ideas using his unique brand of comedy.
Ben said: “I am extremely grateful that enough people have believed in me so that I could be awarded this scholarship. Filmmaking is a way for me to express myself, so beyond what this scholarship could do for my future career, it means a great deal. For this project, I will be making a film I never thought I’d have the opportunity to make in full. It’s a bizarre idea, spawned out of some of my experiences in lockdown. I can’t wait to get started!”
Headshot Photo credit: Ben Stitch
Chloe Davies (She/Her) is a recent graduate of Technical Theatre specialising in sound design and stage management. She is a member of the Association of Sound Designers and works as a casual Technician at The Lowry Theatre. Chloe has worked on various tours, most recently with Four Hands Dance Company as a Lighting Technician during the Brighton stop of ‘It’s OK!’, and Rachel Dean Dance as a Stage Manager during their pilot tour of ‘Thumbelina’. Chloe has plans to join T.A.G events as a Technical Stage Manager this summer for the ‘Mad Hatter’s Circus’ and to join Panto Ever After this winter as an Assistant Set Designer.
Chloe said: “I am honoured to be a part of this programme and to have the opportunity to develop my theatre sound workshop. My aim is to further develop this workshop to cater for all aspects of theatre to allow young minds to experience all their options relating to theatre, which may be otherwise unavailable.”
Headshot Photo credit: Niamh Longford
Work Photo credit: Jade Fearnley
Alicia Deighton (She/Her) is a Theatre and Performance Graduate, Actor, Writer, and Producer. Alicia was the Young Assistant Producer of The Lowry Theatre in 2020, part of the Young Playwrights Cohort for The Royal Exchange in 2021, and most recently, Shadow Producer for RashDash’s tour ‘Oh Mother’. Whilst also producing work, Alicia has a passion for writing and was commissioned in 2020 to write a short YouTube web episode that encouraged her to write her own plays and TV series. Alicia loves to be creative and is keen to put her own work out there.
Alicia said: “I am so excited to be a Supported Artist and am going to utilise this opportunity as a platform for my own writing. I have a play that I am very passionate about, and I can’t wait to begin the process of creating a professional piece of work.”
You can keep up to date with Alicia’s work here.
Performance Photo credit: LIPA Sixth Form College
Headshot Photo credit: David John
MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR NEW SUPPORTED ARTISTS – WE CAN’T WAIT TO START WORKING WITH YOU ALL!