John Byrne

John Byrne

Biography

John Byrne is careers adviser for The Stage and is also a writer, cartoonist, performer and broadcaster

Recent Articles

Joseph Potter: My first job was an incredible experience

Joseph Potter: My first job was an incredible experience

Actor Joseph Potter tells The Stage about his first job playing Marchbanks in George Bernard Shaw’s Candida at the Orange Tree Theatre, London
Dr Radha Modgil: ‘Society needs to value the role of the arts in well-being’

Dr Radha Modgil: ‘Society needs to value the role of the arts in well-being’

GP, broadcaster and author Dr Radha Modgil gives her advice to students and theatremakers on health and well-being
Intercultural Roots' Andrea Maciel – ‘Never measure yourself by anyone else’s ruler’

Intercultural Roots' Andrea Maciel – ‘Never measure yourself by anyone else’s ruler’

Intercultural Roots artistic director, and visiting lecturer at East 15, Andrea Maciel gives her advice for students and theatremakers just starting out
I lost my agent due to the pandemic – how can I find new representation now?

I lost my agent due to the pandemic – how can I find new representation now?

Careers adviser John Byrne says it is important to look to the future, rather than the past, when it comes to securing new representation and urges actors not to let the search for an agent get in the way of submissions for castings
Can I create my own headshots and showreel?

Can I create my own headshots and showreel?

John Byrne advises on whether creating your own portraits and showreel – even on a smartphone – could be a possibility for performers on a tight budget during the lockdown
Writer, director and acting coach Toby Clarke: 'Theatre is communal and human'

Writer, director and acting coach Toby Clarke: 'Theatre is communal and human'

Writer, director and acting coach Toby Clarke, tells John Byrne about teaching at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Theatre Peckham
Tori Allen-Martin: 'I’m a poster girl for getting involved'

Tori Allen-Martin: 'I’m a poster girl for getting involved'

Actor Tori Allen-Martin tells John Byrne about her first job working on the European tour of Hair the Musical
Is this the right time to launch a theatre company?

Is this the right time to launch a theatre company?

A reader asks if they should go ahead and launch a new company despite the current situation
Lauren Byrne: 'Don’t let competitiveness come between you and friends'

Lauren Byrne: 'Don’t let competitiveness come between you and friends'

Actor and co-founder of IN3 Arts Lauren Byrne tells The Stage about her passion for teaching and her hopes to see more tickets sold on a ‘pay what you can’ basis
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