Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Oxford Brookes collaborates with Pegasus Theatre

Monday, 26 September 2011

A creative partnership between Oxford Brookes University and the Pegasus Theatre has already benefited a number of Brookes students. Now more students of Drama, as well as Oxford residents, are set to enjoy the fruits of further collaboration over the coming year. Pegasus will be offering work placements to Brookes students in Arts Administration and Youth Leadership this year, as well as opening its spaces for 2nd and 3rd year Drama teaching. In the longer term, the planned expansion of Drama at Brookes will be greatly enhanced by the partnership with Pegasus, which has already resulted in a joint bid being submitted to the EU for a European wide training programme for young media professionals. In addition, May 2012 sees a week of exciting events open to the Oxford community when Brookes occupies Pegasus to offer displays of student work (in Drama and Creative Writing), workshops, lectures and much more. Pegasus has been established in Oxford for nearly 50 years and recently celebrated the opening of newly refurbished facilities at its site on Magdalen Road, including a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, technical facilities and a cafe. Eleanor Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Drama, says: “It is fantastic to be able to enhance our offering to both students and the wider community through our collaboration with Pegasus. This is a very exciting time for students and staff working in Drama at Oxford Brookes and we are privileged to be involved with such a highly regarded local amenity and to enjoy its excellent facilities.” Last year, Oxford Brookes 2nd year Drama students enjoyed studying their Renaissance Tragedy & Comedy module at Pegasus, making use of the mirrored rehearsal studio for exploring mask work in Commedia dell'arte. For further information please contact Eleanor Lowe at eleanor.lowe@brookes.ac.uk