Tag: interviews

  • Starting Out Successfully as a Drama School Graduate

    Starting Out Successfully as a Drama School Graduate

    Advice from actors, directors and casting directors on how to become a successful actor after drama school Finishing drama school is an exciting time in an actor’s life. You’ve learned the tricks of the trade, made lots of connections with other actors and are finally ready to start putting your new qualification to the test…

  • How to Stay Connected in the Performing Arts Industry

    How to Stay Connected in the Performing Arts Industry

    Why it’s important to stay connected to the performing arts industry between work and how you can use your time to build connections with other creatives As actors, we live and breathe the performing arts industry. We work in it, we enjoy watching productions and we constantly dream of that next role. Sometimes, the time…

  • How to Discuss Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with Your Agent

    How to Discuss Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with Your Agent

    Tips for getting support to maintain your mental and emotional health and communicating your needs with your agent Acting can be a challenging industry when it comes to mental health. You may experience rejection, frustration, and moments when your next job feels like it’ll never come. That’s why it’s essential to have a relationship with your…

  • Tips for Working with Directors

    Tips for Working with Directors

    Advice from actors on how you can impress a director, and why the relationship between director and actor is so important Every production will have a director, and every director is tasked with bringing that production to life using their creative vision. Sometimes, the fact that an actor has worked with a certain director can…

  • My Casting Story: Dian Biemans in MBC Studios’ ‘Slave Market’

    My Casting Story: Dian Biemans in MBC Studios’ ‘Slave Market’

    Actress Dian Biemans talks to us about her journey to success as a self-represented performer, and how she landed her breakthrough role in television series ‘Slave Market’ Dian Biemans hails from a small countryside village in the southern part of the Netherlands. After studying for two Bachelor of Science degrees and a Master of Science…

  • My Casting Story: Lewis Shepherd in ‘Dear England’ at the National Theatre

    My Casting Story: Lewis Shepherd in ‘Dear England’ at the National Theatre

    Actor Lewis Shepherd talks to us about how he won the role of Dele Alli in the National Theatre’s triumphant play ‘Dear England’ Lewis Shepherd is a familiar name here at Spotlight. As a graduate, he took part in the Spotlight Prize in 2022, representing Rose Bruford College and delivering two stunning monologues, including one he penned himself.…