Cristina Giordana from Barcelona´s Teatre Akademia at the IAB

The IAB is privileged to have Cristina Giordana, Management Director of international Teatre Akademia is a guest at the IAB on Thursday 9th February. 

On this occasion, Cristina Giordana is also a guest in “The Good Soul of Szechuan”, staged by the 3rd-Year Acting Students and directed by Andrew McKinnon. Cristina Giordana, in her informal visit, will have the opportunity to talk with Drew Mulligan, Head of Acting, and Armando Rotondi, Lecturer in Performance Theory to discuss the arts and much more.

Andrew Sherlock (Liverpool John Moores University) guest in the BA Acting 1
Andrew Sherlock, Senior Lecturer of Drama and playwright for the Liverpool John Moores University will guest in our Landscape Module, lead by Armando Rotoni (Lecturer in Performance Theory). He will be discussing writing for the stage, political theatre and contemporary performance with the 1st-Year Acting students.

Andrew Sherlock began his professional career as an Associate at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. He has since worked extensively as a Theatre Writer and Director; nationally, internationally and in the West End. He won a Vivian Ellis Prize for his musical theatre writing and has numerous credits as a theatre writer and director. 

Andrew Sherlock’s writing credits also include Sleepover Planet; a multi-media download musical for BBC Online, Them’s The Breaks; a drama which received a North West Vision award, Capture The Moment; a youth comedy drama which received a BBC new writing award and The Representative; a feature drama commissioned by the NIFTC. 

His drama/documentaries, Digging Of The Tunnel and Best Of Order for BBC Radio Merseyside were both nominated for Sony awards and his afternoon play Jimmy’s Letters was broadcast on Radio 4. He won new media awards for his work on the Echoes Of Ireland and The World In One City. Interactive CD-ROMs of both works were commissioned by Liverpool City Council as heritage study aids for schools. He created the multi-media Shankly Show, hit of Liverpool 08 and its transfers to The Royal Court Liverpool and The Liverpool Arena currently out on DVD. 

His ITV 1 feature TV drama The Girls Who Came To Stay won Alun Armstrong a Royal Television Society Best Actor Award and followed winning a Granada new writing initiative for a feature drama On The Out. Sherlock’s works also went on to win the Royal Television Society Award for Best Programme in the North West. 

He is currently developing new plays for the theatre, including Epstein a bio-dram commissioned for autumn 2012 and Ballroom Boys, a new film feature, based on a true story, about a transvestite ballroom dancer who falls in love with skinhead gang leader in 70’s Liverpool. Andrew has been a regular Drama/Arts adviser to the city of Liverpool and its winning European Capital of Culture team. He is currently the Consultant Dramatist, Professional Partnership Specialist and Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool John Moores University.

Mark Lethem