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7 tips for drama auditions

 3 February 2014

Auditioning for drama school can be a nerve-wracking experience. Andy Johnson is an actor, a director, and the author of 'The Excellent Audition Guide'. He shared 7 tips for engaging an audition panel, and keeping yourself engaged too.


Sayan Kent's play 'Another Paradise' was staged by Kali Theatre and taken to the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Image: Kali Theatre

Taking a play to the Fringe

 29 August 2013

Sayan Kent describes how Kali Theatre Company helped bring her play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the support they provide for Asian women playwrights.


How to build skills for acting

 31 July 2013

How do you use the Meisner Technique in acting? Head Tutor at The Actors' Temple, Tom Radcliffe, introduces the key teachings to help actors enhance their creativity.


Hackney WickED allows local artists to show their work alongside international names.

Directing an art festival

 25 July 2013

How do you end up running a festival? Anna Maloney talks about her journey, from working on Liverpool 08 to unveiling Hackney's art scene for the Hackney WickED Art Festival.


Martin Delaney, actor

 22 July 2013

Actor Martin Delaney's career began in theatre in the West End. Since then, he has appeared in TV shows like 'The Promise' and in films like 'Amar, Akbar and Tony'. He shares how he got started.


James explains the importance of having specialist teachers in vocational schools. Image: James Grimsey.

Teaching theatre and music

 18 July 2013

How do you teach vocational theatre and dance? Creative Director at Arts1 School of Performance, James Grimsey, shares his views on good teaching and what qualities make a good teacher.


Every year Streetwise Opera creates live performances, films and workshops with people who have been homeless. (Image: Streetwise Opera)

Running Streetwise Opera

 17 July 2013

Can music help disadvantaged people move forward with their lives? Matt Peacock is CEO of Streetwise Opera, who work with people who have experienced homelessness. He shared 5 tips for starting your own social enterprise.


Director of an acting studio

 3 July 2013

Bruce Alexander’s long acting career saw him star in theatre, film and TV productions, including Neighbours and SeaChange. He discusses giving up the spotlight to teach at Melbourne Acting Studio.


Working in voiceover

 20 June 2013

Guy Harris is a UK-based voiceover artist who has been a voice for Apple adverts and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. He shares his insights into the voiceover industry and how to get involved.


Yolanda Mercy, theatre usher

 23 May 2013

What does a theatre usher do and why is it a popular way to enter into theatre? Yolanda ushers at the Young Vic theatre and explains what her role involves.


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