White Light enrols at RADA
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
rada-2--linda-carterAnnually RADA delivers lighting for 16 major productions, a festival, four studio productions (photo: Linda Carter)
UK - The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) recently partnered with White Light to support the technical training of students over the course of the next year.
As part of the partnership, the company will supply the equipment on internal productions, offer demonstration equipment for lectures and classes, introduce students to key industry members.
The partnership will also benefit WL’s existing apprenticeship scheme, with RADA tutors running masterclasses and the WL apprentices embarking on a training opportunity at RADA in the summer.
Neil Fraser, RADA’s director of technical training, comments: “Having worked with WL previously and knowing their own commitment to training the next generation of theatre practitioners, it seemed like a natural step to move into a partnership together.
“This is a really exciting opportunity for both organisations to support one another and ensure that the next generation of theatre technicians receive the very best start possible. We are delighted to be working with WL and look forward to starting this important collaboration.”
WL’s managing director Bryan Raven comments: “This partnership means we are able to combine RADA’s expert teaching with our own experience and resources; resulting in the best education for its students. As seen with our own apprenticeship scheme, we are passionate about seeking out the next generation of theatre-makers and those who are the future lifeblood of our industry. By having the most efficient training now, this will benefit them enormously as their careers progress.”
Bryan adds: “There is a fantastic programme already established for the lighting students at RADA this year. That said, as a company, we are open to allowing further collaborative activities should the need arise. Whether it’s work placement opportunities, or a last-minute demonstration, we are willing to adapt to the needs of the students.”
Annually RADA delivers lighting for 16 major productions, a festival, four studio productions and numerous extracurricular events. They also collaborate regularly with other conservatoire for dance and drama schools.
(Jim Evans)

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