Postgraduate Alumni

Meet some of our postgraduate alumni. 

Alvin Chiam
Actor and Performer

‘The MA programme at Rose Bruford College has given me a place to expand as an artist, to reflect on my own practice and to work with a range of world class directors acquiring skills in the creation of ensemble productions as actor, director and workshop leader.’

Hannah E Ohodos
Actor and Performer

‘My experience in the MA in Collaborative Theatre Making programme at Rose Bruford College was profoundly transformative. Immersed in training and discourse, and with the support of my teachers and colleagues, I woke up to before unknown possibilities in myself as an artist and as a human being, and in fact, those identities began to merge. My current work as a director, teaching artist, and performer is a direct evolution of my experience and research as a student in this programme.’

Eva O’Connor,
Writer and Performer, My Name is Saoirse

“The MA was a brilliant opportunity to develop as an artist. Our teachers were both inspiring and experienced, and as a group we were challenged consistently throughout the year. I was also given the freedom and encouragement to develop my own work throughout the year which was really important to me. I met people on my MA, both teachers and students who I’m still in touch with now, and who continue to influence my work.”

Eva O’Connor: Award-winning writer and performer at Dublin Fringe Festival and Adelaide Festival. Eva has recently written and performed in the BBC TV series of Overshadowed and plays for BBC Radio 4.

Anna O Hara 
Performer and Theatre Maker

“Undertaking the MA at Rose Bruford opened a lot of doors for me. It helped me define myself as an artist, and gave me the confidence to take my career to the next level. As a performer and theatre maker, the MA provided me with the necessary foundations to critically engaging with my own practice, and as such has been an integral stepping stone in my creative and professional journey to where I am now, working professionally and undertaking a practice as research PhD.”

Julene Robinson
Actor and Director

‘The MA programme has helped me to step more solidly into myself as an artist by providing rigorous studio time and student-teacher contact. I have had industry experiences in different countries and a hub of intellectual and creative cross pollination. A marvellous and valuable experience!’

Julene was awarded an exceptional talent visa which allows her to remain and work for five years after graduation.

Kimi Vilkkula
Actor

Kimi Vikkula has been working in Sweden as a screen actor since finishing the MA programme. His credits since graduating have included Unknown Soldier (2017) Bordertown (2016) and Veljeni Vartija (2018).

Glen Tillin
Co-founder of Quarter Too Ensemble

‘The MA in Theatre for Young Audiences helped me to focus my understanding of how to create impactful work for and with young people: It brought me into contact with the wider global community of professionals working in TYA, provoking me to evolve and develop in my own practice beyond the limits of my own experience and intuition. The practical engagement on the course provided a spring board to develop my own creative ideas and approach in a supportive environment.’

Mark Simpson
Academic Programme Manager

‘The PGCLTHE at Rose Bruford College enabled me to better understand the student perspective. This and subsequent work led to my recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.’