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THE SOLO SCHOOL
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Every artist should be empowered to create the work they need to make. Whatever stage in your career, the Solo School believes in the stories you wish to tell, and carefully guides each artist to realise the next step in their artistic potential. 

It is our goal to equip each artist with the tools and supportive frameworks that allow creativity to thrive. We recognise that community, collaboration and conversation are fundamental to deepen practice and project-building. Within the Solo School, each artist receives the essential support to empower their creative world and bring their ideas to life. 

Within our courses, artists receive expert facilitation through multi-form education - videos, conversations with leading practitioners in the field, one-to-one mentorship, and a growing catalogue of creative instruction.

It is our mission to ensure that artists across the globe realise their creative vision and to share their unique way of seeing the world. 

FOUNDER

HENRY MCGRATH

"Henry is an exceptional artist and a facilitator of great insight, sensitivity and perception."

- Kath Burlinson, Director and Founder of the Authentic Artist Collective

"Henry’s talent, integrity and energy consistently impress me, he has the generosity and sensitivity to be able to share his skills with others, and is already on his way to becoming a master practitioner"
- Patrick Campbell, Senior lecturer, MMU and co-director of Third Theatre Network

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Henry McGrath is an actor, performance artist, filmmaker and educator. He trained at RADA on the MA Theatre Lab. He gained prominence as a principal actor with the internationally acclaimed Song of the Goat Theatre, touring worldwide from 2014 to 2018, and even played Hamlet in their celebrated production 'Crazy God'.

 

Among the esteemed creatives Henry has collaborated with is Amit Lahav, the Director of the multi-award-winning Gecko Theatre. Together, they developed 'Dangerous Desires', a BBC2 production about artist Egon Schiele. He is the Co-Founder of multi-award winning physical theatre company Animikii Theatre, ​and is Founder and Co-Director of Eden's Cave, an experimental performance company developing projects across theatre, film, and installation, and offering land-based training from their base in the Forest of Dean.

In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Henry founded the Solo School, born from over 11 years of solo practice and project building. The Solo School has since supported and worked with over 250 artists from the UK, China, South Africa, Germany, France, Italy, New Zealand and the USA. 

Henry has developed several solo film projects. His recent film, 'Red Bird', filmed entirely alone, was officially selected at five international film festivals this year - ‘Ephemere Film Festival’ (London) ‘Dreamers of Dreams (London), ‘Nightpiece Film Festival, (Edinburgh), Experimental Forum (LA) and Art Film Spirit Awards Film Festival (Toronto) and receiving two Honorary Mentions.

 

As well as his work within the Solo School, Henry's passion for theatre and education has led him to work at institutions such as RADA, Plymouth Conservatoire, and Manchester Metropolitan University.

"He has a rigour to his approach which inspires those around him and a generosity of spirit; both playful and inclusive. Henry is a pleasure to know and work with.""    

Amit Lahav, Director of internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning, Gecko Theatre

I am dedicated to supporting the realisation of each artists unique creative life, and to empowering both emerging and professional artists across disciplines to discover meaningful ways to deepen their creative practice and build projects. 

I work with people who are searching to forge their creative world and build an inspiring and sustainable life as an artist. I’ve supported hundreds of emerging and established artists across dance, theatre, storytelling, sound installation and film, helping them develop their ideas and empower their practice.

I know what it feels like to become stuck, to not know the right way forward or how to craft a creative dream into something tangible and uniquely one’s own. The Solo School is a place of experimentation, a place to ignite imagination and empower your creative world.

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