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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas… The New Writing Challenge

The MTA is the only UK college that has a policy to actively support new writing and indeed new writers. There are lots of colleges that pay a certain degree of lip service to this e.g. put on the odd new musical every so often – but when you think about the resources that the larger colleges have and the ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas… The Audition Problem

Last week saw the last audition day in our 2014 ‘season’. I say season because it’s increasingly feeling like something akin to a football season. There are definitely a premiere league of colleges (or conservatoires as they call themselves…so good that they give themselves a French name!), then there are a number of colleges in the high first division, well ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas… Training, for Life!

As ever I’d like to thank people for sharing and liking my last blog about why The MTA has chosen not to apply to be part UK Drama. I’d also like to thank UK Drama for answering all the queries that the blog raised…I’d like to…but I can’t, because as always they’ve stayed really quiet. Probably busy planning their next ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas… Bored of Drama School Spin

So it transpires that writing a blog is difficult but not for the reasons that you might imagine… I just have too many things that I want to discuss, it’s hard to know where to start. I’m loving the fact that people are now contacting me and suggesting topics for me to discuss but of course being the Principal of ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas… Only working with the working!

Well first off I’d like to say a massive thanks to those of you that read and then spread the news of my first foray into blogging. Special mention should go to those brave souls from other colleges who agreed with the sentiments of my first blog and were not only brave enough to RT or share its contents across ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas… Training the ethical (MTA) way!

Annemarie Lewis Thomas joins TPR as a regular fortnightly guest blogger - having worked extensively as a professional composer and musical director she set up The Musical Theatre Academy (MTA) in Islington to bring balance back into training for the arts and to give students real value for money. In this introductory blog Annemarie shares her vision, philosophy and guides ...

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