Jacob Woods Drama Writing MA Student
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Jacob Woods

Drama Writing MA Student


Biography

Jacob is a writer, director and actor. He is co- founder of the performance group Go Happen and a previous associate artist at Open School East. He trained in Theatre Making at Falmouth University with Dartington College of Arts and in acting technique through Michael Chekhov Europe. Previous work has included Ubuntu Spirit, a devised story across three generations in Sophiatown, South Africa. Wachturm, a site responsive performance in a former Berlin watchtower and A Rule of Thumb, developed with the Belarus Free Theatre. Jacob is currently writing Pinks Furniture Store, alongside the play The Singing Revolution, for which he cycled along the protest route of the Baltic Way as research, the audio series Revelations and the screenplay ‘Gucci’, which explores the impacts of a gambling addiction on a young footballer and his family.

 

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I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice