Are you ready to take a bite of the Big Apple or live it large in London?

The 2011 TS Eliot US/UK Exchange - the ultimate transatlantic experience for 100 of London and NYC’s top actors, writers, directors and producers, aged 21-30.

Those selected will spend a week living in their sister city, learning from top industry professionals, and developing plays to be performed on the historic stages of The Old Vic or a central Manhattan venue.

Through the Exchange, participants will expand their knowledge of the opportunities and obstacles involved with working transatlantically, and develop many professional relationships in both cities. With meetings and workshops that provide both practical benefits and offer alternative methods of developing and creating work, the Exchange benefits individuals who are talented, open-minded, ambitious and intellectually curious.

“To go to a new city with a new group of colleagues to create new plays, new experiences was such a gift” – 2010 participant

The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange is supported by the TS Eliot Estate

The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange 2011

The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange
Mon 2nd - Mon 9th May 2011

PEOPLE LIKE US

Written by Jake Brunger
Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward
Produced by Harriet Usher


Cast:

Clemmy - Sammy Kissin
Tom - Benjamin O'Mahony
Sally - Fiona Skinner
Josh - George Taylor

TALKING OF MICHAELANGELO

Written by Sabrina Mahfouz
Directed by Oliver Rose
Produced by Sara Doctors


Cast:

Lesa Gillespie
Heather Johnson
David Mumeni
Patrick Myles

A HANDFUL OF DUST

Written by Ruth Pickett
Directed by Suba Das
Produced by Lucy Jackson


Cast:

James - Mattie Crowley
Mary - Samantha Pearl
Emma - Alice White
Priest - Slinky Winfield

ALFRED

Written by Ella Hickson
Directed by Russell Bolam
Produced by Dan Baker


Cast:

Bill - Sam Donnelly
Clare - Annie Hemingway
Alfred - Sam Marks

THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE

Written by Jonathan Brittain
Directed by Lotte Wakeham
Produced by Vicky Graham


Cast:

Paul - Nicholas Banks
Katy - Lucy Benson-Brown
Julia - Anna Maguire

BEWARE SOFT MUD

Written by Hannah Rodger
Directed by Luke Sheppard
Produced by Katie Harper


Cast:

Jayne - Jessica Ellis
Andy - Paul Joseph
Sara - Abigail Unwin-Smith

MILLENNIUM

Written by Steven Hevey
Directed by Natalie Ibu
Produced by Natalie Macaluso


Cast:

Tom - Nick Blakeley
Joey - Emma Dennis-Edwards
Alex - Nick Lawson
Ewan - Alex Papadakis

Performance Dates:

Tue 12th April 2011
The Old Vic, London

Fri 6th May 2011
The Vineyard Theatre, New York