About the CT Course

BA (Hons) Acting and Contemporary Theatre (CT) at East15 School. UK.

Accredited by Drama UK. | UCAS code: W441 BA/ACTh | East15 School of Acting, Essex University, Loughton Campus

... a fertile new source of triple threat performers... ---The Stage 2013

The CT course is renowned not only as an innovative and highly influential actor-training program, but also as a creative hub producing innovative theatrical work that transferred to venues worldwide. Theatre companies formed by graduates have received numerous awards including ‘Scotsman Fringe First’, ‘Chortle for best comedy’ and ‘Adelaide Critics for best ensemble’.

The CT course is dedicated to the development of an emerging actor-training methodology that focuses on the training of multi-talented performers. While developing their skills as actors, students experiment with European physical theatre, creative writing, devising, composition and cross-media art. Direct collaborations between the course and established companies are developed too and included work with the National Theatre Studio, Soho Theatre and The London South Bank Centre.’

Full list of Awards and Bursaries won by CT students

Antler-Where the White Stops

(Antler - Where the White Stops.)


The course is led by Uri Roodner who has enjoyed an extensive career as a performer, director and mentor. He toured internationally with his award-winning theatre company ‘Tottering Bipeds’ and more recently with Gecko and with The Clod Ensemble. He has appeared in major British theatres and in films by major directors such as Michael Winterbottom and the Brothers Quay. He appears in television, works as a voice artist and as a documentary film maker for The BBC, Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel USA. Uri has taught actors in major institutions in London, as well as in New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Madrid and Tel-Aviv.

The CT pedagogic team includes Zois Pigadas, Stephen Douse, Marcin Rudy, Colin Sadler and Charlotte Josephine.

Visiting practitioners included: April De Angelis, Ken Campbell, Steve Marmion, Paul Hunter, Carl Heap, Roxana Silbert, Paul Warwick, Jonathan Holloway, Nic Phillipu, John Gillett, Ed Collier, Michael Garner, Raquel Cassidy, Dan Milne, Ewan Marshal, Alexander Zeldin, Trilby James, Shelley King, Kirsty Housley, Andrew Dawson, Joyce Henderson, Mel Churcher, Julia Wilson-Dikson, Didi Hopkins, Sean McCann, Josh Darcy, Sean Garratt, Bryony Shanahan, Jesse Briton and Carlos Estevez.