You’ve worked extremely hard to get where you are today. Now it’s time to make the leap from student to professional performer. How will you ensure your career takes off in the right direction at this critical moment in your professional development?
Join us for this half-day session in which you’ll learn the essentials for handling life as a graduate. Our expert Jennifer Reischel will share the benefit of her experience and reveal the fascinating results of a recent survey of top industry casting directors, agents and professionals.
Jennifer Reischel is an author, theatre critic and performer. She studied musical theatre at Mountview Academy, reviews drama school showcases for The Stage and is the author of award-nominated guide ‘So you want to tread the boards’. Read more about Jennifer.
Jennifer will discuss the five key aspects of graduate life:
What are you selling?
Jennifer will challenge you to be realistic about your prospects and give you ten truths about the current state of the industry you’re entering. She’ll outline the promotional tools you’ll need to get yourself started.
Find out what agents really want, from skills to showcase performances and submissions, as Jennifer reveals the results of her recent survey. She’ll explain how to find an agent and how to handle the relationship once you have one.
Jennifer will share insights from professionals casting directors on how they wish to be approached and what they look for at an audition, casting or meeting. You’ll get practical tips on letter-writing, photos and CVs.
In between jobs
How are you going to support yourself as you pursue your career goals? Jennifer will give you ideas about different kinds of temporary jobs that will fit in around auditions and performance work plus her thoughts on working for free.
How do you survive on a limited budget with all the financial investments and commitments you need to make to keep your career on track? Jennifer will give you tips for managing your expenditure and saving money. You’ll also learn about the implications of becoming self-employed and how to handle a potentially fluctuating income.
Who is this session recommended for?
- Students of performance who are about to leave college, drama school or university to enter the entertainment industry
- Professional performers at the outset of their careers with up to two years’ experience.