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Young Performers
A pirate ship lifting up from the sea while someone jumps onto it from a cliff in 'Peter Pan & Wendy'
My Casting Story: Noah Matthews Matofsky in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

Young performer Noah Matthews Matofsky on playing ‘Slightly’ in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ and how his mum and agent have supported him on his journey. Spotlight member Noah Matthews Matofsky accomplished every young performer’s dream when he was cast in a Disney film. Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy, a live-action adaptation of the classic […]

agents
auditions
casting news
The Industry
Nadia Nadarajah playing Celia in 'As You Like It' at Shakespeare's Globe, using sign language on stage
Working in the Arts as a Deaf Performer

The triumphs and challenges of working as a deaf actor, and the importance of deaf representation in the performing arts. My name is Nadia Nadarajah, and I have over 16 years of acting experience in theatre, American TV series, short films and a mockumentary. I’m a fully deaf BSL user and I very rarely use […]

diversity/inclusivity
first person
television
The Industry
The main cast of 'Silent Witness' standing by medical tools
Acting with Multiple Sclerosis

‘Silent Witness’ and ‘Luther’ actress Maria Miles shares her experience of acting with Multiple Sclerosis. When I was 16, I knew I wanted to be an actress, but achieving my dream wasn’t so simple. I was 18 when my Multiple Sclerosis (MS) began. Mountview Drama School wanted me, so that’s where I studied for three […]

acting
diversity/inclusivity
first person
Young Performers
Kyrelle Lammy receiving an award on stage at the Black British Theatre Awards 2023
Succeeding as a Young Performer

Young actor Kyrelle Lammy on dealing with nerves, learning lines, and winning twice at the Black British Theatre Awards. At the Black British Theatre Awards 2023, we had the chance to talk to young performer Kyrelle Lammy, who took home the Disability Champion Award (sponsored by Spotlight) and the Best Supporting Male Actor Award for […]

awards
diversity/inclusivity
interview
The Industry
Closed eye with trans pride flag coloured make up on it
Understanding Trans and Non-Binary Casting with Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence shares their insight into trans performer rights and what language is appropriate to use in breakdowns and the casting room Trans people and the creative arts are natural allies. As such, Spotlight has been working with Gendered Intelligence to improve their understanding of diverse gender expressions within the arts. It was important for […]

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