Author: Des Fleming

  • 3 Exercises to Prepare you for an Audition

    3 Exercises to Prepare you for an Audition

    Simple exercises you can perform before auditions to keep calm and gain confidence We can all use an extra kick of confidence before something as important as an audition. It can be daunting to enter the room or record a self-tape, armed only with a few pages of a script (if that!) and our own…

  • Confidence in Auditions

    Confidence in Auditions

    Top tips to help actors approach auditions and self-tapes with confidence I’ve done a lot of auditions. I’ve been acting professionally for 30 years, performed on stage and screen in the UK, Ireland and Australia, and ran a theatre company in Melbourne for six years. I’ve worked across multiple genres: drama, comedy, musical theatre, Shakespeare, sitcom,…

  • Creating Compelling Characters

    Creating Compelling Characters

    Actor and drama school teacher Des Fleming shares his advice and practical exercises to help you create compelling characters. Des Fleming hosted a brilliant workshop at our recent Open House event where he explained that bringing characters to life requires a process of exploration and investigation. Here, we summarise some of the valuable insights he…