The British American Drama Academy
The British American Drama Academy was founded in 1983 to enable students from across the world to study classical theatre with leading actors and directors of the British and American theatre. To accomplish this, the Academy organizes programs in Britain with leading American colleges and universities. These include the highly successful Midsummer in Oxford Program held each year at Magdalen College in association with the Juilliard School and the University of California at Los Angeles. Sarah Lawrence College's affiliation with the British American Drama Academy began in 1986.
The British American Drama Academy's programs are based on its unique and very close relationship with leading practitioners of the theatre. The Dean and Director of the Program is Ian Wooldridge, former Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh. BADA teachers have included many of Britain's most distinguished actors and directors. Sir Derek Jacobi is the Academy's Patron, and those who have participated in BADA's programs include: Simon Callow, star of many films; Brian Cox, leading actor of the Royal National Theatre; Jeremy Irons, leading stage actor and star of the movies Damage and Reversal of Fortune; Fiona Shaw, leading actress of the Royal National Theatre; Miriam Margoyles, one of Britain's leading character actors; Katie Mitchell; and Henry Goodman, leading actor for the Royal National Theatre.
Visit the BADA Web site: http://www.badaonline.com/