Casting and talent with Nevs Models and Quirky Kidz

Casting talent with Nevs Models and Quirky Kidz

Congratulations to our previous guest contributors Claire Catterson and Wayne Waterson who walked away winners at the third annual CDA Casting Awards last week! To round up the awards, we sat down with some of this year’s sponsors. Drop in on our chat with Nevs Models and Quirky Kidz.  Who are Nevs Models and Quirky Kidz …

The Scarlet Pimpernel with Emile Clarke, Dan Wheeler, Phillipa Hogg, Laura Matthews and Dominic Allen.

Emile Clarke: A comment on representation in the arts

Emile Clarke is a writer, actor  and dreamer of riotous dreams; the one who makes us laugh, click, cry, breathless and sigh. From screen ‘Two A.M.’ to stage to print, Emile is now preparing for this summer’s Shakespeare Undone!, as well as Love the Life You Live…Live the Life You Love. A magic realist staging exploring race, class, gender, identity, and …

Finding my self-worth: David William Bryan on why he does one-person shows

Finding my self-worth: David William Bryan on why he does one-person shows

As an actor have you ever felt unworthy? Do you wonder how you will ever stand out from the crowd? It was only when we figure out what we are truly good that we feel our self-worth. Come on in and hear David William Bryan’s journey to making one-person shows. Did you start producing one-person …

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Celebrating the art of casting with Branded Talent and BMA Artists

The third annual CDA Awards, celebrating the art of casting and honouring the work of the casting director, will take place on 15th May 2019 at BAFTA, London. To honour this occasion, we sat down with some of the sponsors of this year’s CDA Awards. Drop in on our chat with Branded Talent and BMA …

Fair is Foul. Photo credit: David Monteith-Hodge. From left to right - Stephen Collins, Sophie Stone, Erin Siobhan Hutching, Oliver Alvin-Wilson.

Making theatre as a bilingual ensemble

Finalists for the 2016 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, DH Ensemble, and their lead artists are here to share their top tips for making theatre as a bilingual ensemble. From the practicalities, to the process to the creativity, they walk you through all you need to make it happen. The DH Ensemble is a …

Going on tour with David William Bryan

Going on tour with David William Bryan

“Let’s just jump in the car!” Said no one going on tour ever. Critically acclaimed actor, David William Bryan is back to tell us how he prepares for his version of the Olympics Games. What is your day like in the month leading up to a run? I don’t actually keep track of all the …

Leanne Flinn winner of CDA Casting Awards 2018: Best Casting of an International Commercial for Berlei 'Womankind' and Best Street Casting of a Commercial for Sport England 'This Girl Can, Phenomenal Women'.

Talent v Followers: Leanne Flinn Casting and the Power of Social Media

Do you worry that you don’t have enough followers to be called for auditions, let alone get a second glance? This week, the award-winning casting director and CDA member, Leanne Flinn sat down to talk the currency of social media in casting and how you can buy followers but you can’t buy talent. Who is Leanne …

Mothers Who Make: The Real Sombre Enemy of Good Art

Mothers Who Make: The Real Sombre Enemy of Good Art

This week’s guest post is by Matilda Leyser from Mothers Who Make, a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists, professional and/or passionate, writers, painters, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers. Where every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother. Come on in and find out who or what the enemy is… By now …

Nasty women: thoughts by Vera Chok

Nasty Women: Thoughts by Vera Chok

Nasty woman, Vera Chok sat down with me to chat about the Paper Man and the power of performance. Whose stories do we get to tell and who gets to the tell them? If you are looking for food for thought, you have come to the right place. Four women struggling for *power* in a …