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Actor Catherine Dryden sits inside the Daydreams schoolhouse reading from a book, while surronded by flowing willow sculptures by Patrick Dougherty.

A Special Poetry Collaboration with Royal and London Academy Graduates

November 14, 2023

In 2017, Tippet Rise invited a group of recent graduates from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), to come to Montana and create a series of poetry films with us, in partnership with our sister organization, Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation. These young actors brought dynamic energy and thoughtful interpretation to these poems, and we’re so proud to share them!

We’ll release a new film from this series each week over the next three months. Visit our Film Library and social media to watch each film! The films feature actors Catherine Dryden, Joseph Aldous, Jensen Gray, Liam Jefford, Sofia Oxenham, and our co-founder Peter Halstead reading beloved poems by W.H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, Edna St. Vincent Millay, William Butler Yeats, Archibald MacLeish, Arthur O’Shaughnessy, John Donne, and Peter Halstead.

You can also visit the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation website for more poetry films featuring Catherine Dryden, Joseph Aldous, Sofia Oxenham, and Jensen Gray!