Monica Silkenäs MA Drama Directing Student

Monica Silkenäs

MA Drama Directing Student


Monica is a Bristol-based director, performer and producer. She has a BA in Drama from the University of Exeter and will be completing her MA in Drama Directing at BOVTS this summer.

Her previous credits include Assistant Director of As You Like It for BOVTS (Malcolm X Community Centre) and Director of Shit by Patricia Cornelius (University of Exeter). Monica was also a member of Bristol Old Vic’s Made in Bristol 2015-16 cohort, a scheme for emerging theatre makers.

She is passionate about stories which focus on characters taking command of their own narrative, and is excited to make work which has heart, a sense of release and that shakes you alive.

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018