Public and Old Vic Expand 2010 U.S./U.K. Exchange Program

News   Public and Old Vic Expand 2010 U.S./U.K. Exchange Program The Public Theater and London's Old Vic will expand their annual transatlantic U.S./U.K. Exchange to accommodate 100 artists in April and May.

Traditionally, the exchange provided four emerging artists the opportunity to travel abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign theatrical community. With a grant from the T.S. Eliot Estate, the U.S./U.K. Exchange will now bring 50 individuals from each country to participate in the nine-day event.

The first part of the exchange will bring 50 actors, writers, directors and producers (ages 18 to 30) from London to New York on April 24 for nine days, followed by a similar trip on May 22, where 50 Americans will head to London.

The Public (under the artistic direction of Oskar Eustis) and the Old Vic (under the artistic direction of Kevin Spacey) will host the exchanges that provide master classes, networking events, rehearsals and theatre outings. Each program will culminate in a showcase performance for an invited audience.

Jeff Goldblum has been tapped to lead a Meisner technique master class, while Spacey has been enlisted to run an audition master class. American writers will have the chance to meet literary representatives from London’s National Theatre, Soho Theatre, the Bush Theatre and Hampstead Theatre; while British writers will meet literary managers at MTC, Lincoln Center, MCC and New Dramatists.

Applications will be accepted through March 10. To apply, visit IdeasTap.com