Performance


65 careers advice results in total for Performance


5 practical tips for an aspiring actor

 19 April 2016

Don’t gamble with your career. The acting profession is hugely competitive, but there are ways to give yourself a better chance of success – and it’s not only down to your acting ability.


'The Excellent Audition Guide' is available from Nick Hern Books.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Let the casting director see a clear difference between you and the character you have evolved into. (Image: Suraya Jina and Mansoor Mir)

3 stages of an audition

 20 May 2013

Starting out as an actor? Martha Shephard of To Be Seen, an online audition resource for actors, discusses how to get the part and avoid common audition mistakes.


Alison has worked with deaf and hard of hearing theatre practitioners to develop a series of signs for technical theatre terminology.

Sign language for theatre

 8 May 2013

Alison Pottinger became interested in signing for theatre after stage managing a signed performance. She spoke about the skills it requires, and the opportunities signing opens up for performers and audiences.


Nina Kristofferson, who starred as Billie Holiday in 'I Cover The Waterfront', has since returned to the role in other productions.

7 steps for producing a play

 24 April 2013

When Troy Fairclough and his sister-in-law decided to stage a one-woman show about jazz legend Billie Holiday, there were challenges to face, along with a tight budget. He recalled the process.


Paul Alborough performs as Professor Elemental, delivering his hip-hop in a comedic way.

Finding your performance niche

 17 March 2013

Paul Alborough performs as Professor Elemental, a steampunk and 'chap hop' performer. He describes leaving full-time work to pursue his creative career, with advice for performers on developing a niche.


After learning the record aged 7, Arun soon discovered the clarinet. Photo: William Ellis

Earning a living from jazz

 31 January 2013

After discovering the recorder at school, Arun Ghosh became a jazz clarinettist, theatre composer, and music teacher. He spoke about his career, and the challenge of earning a living from several jobs.


Communication skills are vital for education work.

Working in arts education

 30 January 2013

Three education practitioners from Shakespeare's Globe, Chatsworth House and Derry Tower Museum spoke about their career journeys, and why an arts organisation's education department is a valuable asset.


Working as a fire performer

 15 November 2012

A former electrician, fire performer Tim Marston developed his act and launched his business, Juggling Inferno, from scratch. He spoke about his career and shared 5 tips for freelance performers.


Bob Christer, workshop organiser

 31 October 2012

Bob Christer designs and runs workshops with educational theatre company Speakeasy. He believes the key to getting into theatre is volunteering.


Zoe Jones, circus performer

 25 October 2012

Former gymnast Zoe Jones studied at London's Circus Space, working other jobs to pay the bills in between performing opportunities.


Your job is to encourage performers to develop the ability to speak in different accents and dialects with confidence.

Dialect coach

 18 October 2012

Dialect coaches or voice coaches work with actors to develop and improve their vocal technique, and help them adopt convincing character accents.


Daniel Ainsleigh, actor and acting coach

 15 October 2012

Daniel Ainsleigh is an actor and acting coach. An interest in amateur dramatics led him to apply to drama school.


Corina Bona, puppeteer

 9 October 2012

Corina Bona has designed puppets, costumes and sets for stage plays, tours and a children's TV pilot. Her first job was as set designer for a circus company.


Tim Marston, fire performer

 4 October 2012

Tim Marston is a fire performer. With his company, Juggling Inferno, he performs at events all over the UK and worldwide.


Many actors specialise in theatre work, but within theatre there are lots of types of work.

Actor

 20 September 2012

Actors bring characters to life on stage with their performances, using speech, movement and expression to act a script or improvise their roles.


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