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.

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor