Tag: auditions

  • How to Prepare for a Table Read

    How to Prepare for a Table Read

    Tips for preparation when attending a read-through and what actors do during a table read. Landing an acting role is a great feeling and there’s no doubt you’ll be eager to get started. Whether the part is for a stage or screen production, actors are often invited to a table read – this is an…

  • My Casting Story: Karl Queensborough in ‘Hamilton’ on the West End

    My Casting Story: Karl Queensborough in ‘Hamilton’ on the West End

    Performer Karl Queensborough tells us about playing the lead in ‘Hamilton’ and offers advice for actors hoping to appear in the West End. Spotlight member Karl Queensborough has appeared in various productions, but most notably he played the lead role of ‘Alexander Hamilton’ in the worldwide phenomenon Hamilton on the West End. We got the…

  • How to Apply for Jobs Through Spotlight

    How to Apply for Jobs Through Spotlight

    Spotlight’s guide to submitting yourself for jobs, how this changes when you have an agent, and how to view your submissions. There are many benefits to having a Spotlight membership, but the most important one is the access it gives you to apply for exclusive acting jobs – over 500 roles ar available to our…

  • 8 Tips to Prepare You for an Audition

    8 Tips to Prepare You for an Audition

    Top tips from casting director Kate Rhodes James on how to prepare for an audition. Kate Rhodes James has had a long and varied career as a casting director. Her past projects include House of Gucci, Catherine the Great, A Discovery of Witches, The Good Karma Hospital, Line of Duty, Sherlock, and many more. Most…

  • Understanding the Jobs Feed on Spotlight

    Understanding the Jobs Feed on Spotlight

    Everything you need to know about the Spotlight Jobs Feed and how to change your filter settings on Spotlight Access to the Jobs Feed is one of the most valuable and useful benefits of being a Spotlight member. It’s where casting professionals put their job posts (also known as breakdowns) which detail the productions and…

  • How to Get Started in Puppetry

    How to Get Started in Puppetry

    Tips and advice for actors wanting to get started in puppetry, and what happens in a puppetry casting When you hear the term ‘puppetry’, you likely think of Sesame Street, The Muppets and other children’s educational shows. However, puppetry in theatre can be a powerful tool that allows actors to convey complex emotions and stories…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in Scotland

    How to Start Your Acting Career in Scotland

    How to start your acting career in Scotland, find acting jobs and the expected cost of living in Edinburgh and Glasgow for 2023 Scotland is steeped in culture that goes way beyond its famous ceilidhs and iconic bagpipes. The country’s breathtaking scenery played the backdrop for films such as Harry Potter, Sunshine on Leith and…

  • Understanding Trans and Non-Binary Casting with Gendered Intelligence

    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…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in Leeds

    How to Start Your Acting Career in Leeds

    What you need to know about living and working in Leeds as an actor, including what acting schools are available, how to find auditions, and the cost of living locally Leeds is home to a vibrant cultural scene and has produced successful home-grown talent such as Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Gemma Whelan (Game of…

  • What​​ You Need to Know About ​Recalls and Casting Callbacks

    What​​ You Need to Know About ​Recalls and Casting Callbacks

    What to expect at a recall audition and how to prepare for it ​​Any working actor will tell you auditioning​ is​ ​a​​ job. Any time you get invited to audition​, you are being invited to work, to sink your teeth into a character and dissect a script. The ​audition ​process can be daunting, ​​draining and…