My name is Vinitaraj Aulak, but I often go by my nickname Vinny. I am from Leamington Spa and am currently an Assistant Producer for Midlands-based artists as well as radio presenter at BBC Asian Network. When I am not presenting and producing, I am playwriting and have recently completed writing my second play and look forward to further contributing to my playwriting portfolio, staging, and performing in them in future.
Since graduating from the University of Warwick in 2021 with a degree in English and Theatre, I have been exploring different creative paths and avenues, but one constant throughout has been my love for acting. From a young age I have always loved acting and any opportunity I had to be onstage I would take it and have performed at venues including the Belgrade Theatre, Leamington Spa Centre and Disneyland Paris and I one day hope to perform at the iconic theatre venue that is the RSC.
I have become familiar with the RSC over the years, from watching performances at the venue to studying the plays and performances at the RSC whilst being taught by Professor Carol Rutter during my studies at the University of Warwick, so, when I saw the RSC Summer School advertised, I had to apply, and I am so glad that I did.
The week-long course was incredibly rewarding from beginning to end and was jam-packed in the best possible way. Not only did I gain practical experience but also theoretical combined with insightful talks delivered by members of the RSC staff including Hannah Miller, the head of casting as well as Q and A sessions with members of the cast from performances which we got to watch during the week including Richard III and All’s Well That Ends Well.