BritGrad 2021 Special Events
All links to online events will be sent to ticket-holders prior to the conference.
Pre-Conference Welcome Drinks
Sunday, 22nd August: 7pm BST: ONLINE
We will be holding an online version of our traditional pre-conference welcome drinks. Come meet your fellow conference-goers and warm up for the week ahead!
Shakespeare Institute Players Performance
Monday, 23rd August: 7pm BST: ONLINE
The Shakespeare Institute Players Proudly Present – The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Zoom! Peter Quince, Nick Bottom, and Co. are still struggling to figure out this 'digital theater' thing (even if we have been on Zoom for more than a year). Join the Rude Mechanicals as they take on some of Shakespeare's greatest love scenes while also tackling Snug's terrible WiFi connection, Flute's Zoom fatigue, and more! **may include some voluntary audience participation**
The Show Must Go Online Watch Party
Tuesday, 24th August: 7pm BST: ONLINE
Become a 'Digital Groundling' and watch the Elizabethan theatre experience of the 21st Century: The Show Must Go Online's Macbeth (after an exclusive actor Q&A). The show endeavors to provide a progressive vision for the future of theatre, with a gender balanced casting and proactive inclusion of underrepresented groups. Attendees will watch the show on YouTube at a designated time, joining in with the live tweeting as you go (#BritGradMacbeth).
Backstage in Stratford-upon-Avon
Wednesday, 25th August: 7pm BST: ONLINE
Join our Events Coordinator, Kirsty, for a behind the scenes exposé in the Dirty Duck pub: what happens in Stratford doesn't always stay in Stratford! Kirsty will take virtual conference-goers on a quick tour of the venue, have a chat with the bar staff, regulars, and some of the committee/delegates.
**This will be streamed as a LIVE Instagram feed- follow @_britgrad to tune in!**
Wednesday 25th August: 8pm BST: IN-PERSON
We will host our mid-conference welcome drinks for in-person delegates and plenaries at the Dirty Duck (CV37 6BA). Drinks are not provided for this event but are available at the bar or via the venue's app.
Reading Early Plays
Thursday, 26th August: 8pm BST: ONLINE
Online attendees are invited to enjoy a break from all things Shakespeare and participate in a reading of Barnabe Barnes' The Devil's Charter. This is the only extant play of Barnes' and includes a deal; with the devil, beheadings, hostage situations, incest, and jealous lovers. You van choose to listen to the plays, to comment on them in the lively chat-box, or to read a role.
**If you are interested in reading a role, please fill out this google form by Friday 20th August**
Closing Remarks for BritGrad 2021
Friday, 27th August: 6pm BST: IN-PERSON AND ONLINE
Join us live from the Shakespeare Institute Grand Hall for some closing remarks from the chairs of BritGrad 2021! We'll look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Meisner Round-Robin Workshop with Lisa Vanco!
Friday, 27th August: 8pm BST: ONLINE
The fun isn't over yet! Friday offers an online Meisner workshop with the wonderful Lisa Vanco, live from Paris! Vanco has been training actors and directors to use Meisner's groundbreaking techniques for five years and, after her successful and much-anticipated workshops with MA students at the Shakespeare Institute this year, Vanco is delighted to share the magic with the BritGrad community.
Friday, 27th August: 7pm BST: IN-PERSON
This year's celebrations will be held at Cox's Yard (CV37 6YY). In-person ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary beverage, a BritGrad Quiz, and a range of great music, chosen by this year's delegates. It promises to be a night to remember!