Performer Claire Cunningham describes how using crutches gave her the physical abilities to create a career in dance.
Corina Bona is a multi-talented puppeteer, whose career is a successful blend of performance, bespoke puppet-making and workshop facilitation. She spoke about a career in puppetry.
Open Theatre is based in Coventry and works right across the West Midlands region as well as nationally and internationally. It has been developing work with young people with learning disabilities through non-verbal physical theatre for over 30 years. Partnership Manager for the Midlands, Ruth Richardson, spoke to company director Richard Hayhow, to find out more about their work and how they employ young creatives.
Stuart Burt is associate casting director at The Ambassador Theatre Group, one of the UK’s leading West End theatre producers.
Celeste Lazarenko is a successful opera singer. She’s sung roles in a Philip Glass opera and for the English National Opera. She’s performed in Hong Kong, across Europe and in her home country of Australia.
Dawn Thomas-Mondo runs Marigold Costumes in Cardiff, the largest company of its kind in Wales. She told us about how she got started, and running her creative business.
Jess Manley is an agent with Damn Good Voices, an agency that offers voiceover representation to actors and broadcasters. Finding voice work for others is an interesting challenge.
Steve Mayo is the Head of Sound for Barbican Theatres. He spoke about how he got the training and experience to build his career in theatre, and how he keeps the passion for his work.
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.
Theatre would be nothing without people working behind the scenes to bring it alive. Chichester Youth Theatre teaches young people the skills they need to work backstage.
Live music is a key part of musical theatre. But tighter budgets can mean reduced band sizes, or even the automation of music altogether. 3 tips for breaking into musical theatre:
Comedian Shazia Mirza offers advice for aspiring performers.
Chris Slann, Sharon George and Helen Davenport work and teach at the Carnival Learning Centre on the Isle of Wight. They spoke to Creative Choices about the varied skills needed for a career working in carnival.
Katie Day spoke to Creative Choices about pervasive media, the current climate for public funding and the arts, and what she'll bring back from her Peach Placement.
Francesca Maguire is Press and PR Manager for Shakespeare’s Globe. She is responsible for the management, design and implementation of the media and PR campaigns.
Riz Ahmed has built a creative career as an actor, rapper and writer. With leading roles in The Road to Guantanamo and Four Lions, and the musical alter-ego 'Riz MC', he spoke about pursuing multiple creative interests.
Alice Barclay is a Globe Education Practitioner. She spoke about her role at the theatre, her career journey so far and gives three tips for others looking to get into the industry.
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.
When it's time for that acting audition, do you have your monologue prepared? Anna Jordan, director, playwright and acting tutor, offers 5 pieces of advice for mastering monologues.
Amy Powell is an intern at Unlimited, a programme delivered by Shape and Artsadmin that celebrates the work of disabled artists. In this video she discusses how the internship has opened her eyes to the value of the arts and reflects on what it means to be part of a workplace.
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