HOW TO

1. #Gethashtagging If you’re in a play and want to help get more bums on seats then you can’t shy away from the power of social...

1. Swap and think Start by writing a scene between a man and a woman as you normally might, then swap the genders around without changing...

1. Plan your finances After studying performing arts at college, I secured a job as a performer at Disneyland Paris. I had to set up a...

1. Take a class Preparing for a movement/dance call doesn’t mean packing a bag the morning of. It means putting into practice your training, organisation skills...

1. Create a festival world Rural areas can cover huge spaces and our audiences can’t necessarily afford the time and cost of travelling to venues further...

1. Leverage the power of labels The way we label events in our life is powerful. Most ‘unconscious’ actors label all negative audition experiences as ‘tragedies’....

1. Consider your upfront investments Your agent will always advise you, but be prepared for possible initial outlay prior to taking up contracts, for things such as...

1. Read the brief – then read it again Auditioning for a period project is just like auditioning for anything else. The casting director will be...

1. It’s a big country A large proportion of casting will ask for ‘general American’. Within general American there can be differences influenced by regionalisms, ethnicity...

1. Telling the story First and foremost, direct the story with clarity, energy and freshness. Without a story, there is no pantomime. I want to ensure...

1. Be holistic A good sound design is more than a series of sound effects. It should feel complete and make sense as a whole....

1. Be crystal clear about your objectives Decide, before you leave home, what it is you want to achieve from the event: to talk to X,...
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