Tag: open house

  • Theatre Audition Tips with Ruth O’Dowd

    Theatre Audition Tips with Ruth O’Dowd

    Have you got a theatre audition coming up? Check out Ruth O’Dowd’s top tips for auditioning for theatre, from our latest Open House… Are you waiting for your next audition? Downtime is the perfect opportunity to rework those auditioning muscles. It’s easy as an actor to get caught up in your own head, especially when…

  • Graduates Advice from a Performer, Agent and Casting Director

    Graduates Advice from a Performer, Agent and Casting Director

    Performer Mimi Ndiweni, Agent Gavin Mills and Casting Director Sam Jones talk to Spotlight about how they work together, and their best advice for graduates… At Spotlight’s recent Open House evening for Graduate members, we discussed the ins and outs of agent, casting director and performer relationships. Casting director Sam Jones, performer and Spotlight Prize…

  • David Mumeni on Empowering Yourself in an Audition

    David Mumeni on Empowering Yourself in an Audition

    Actor David Mumeni shares his advice on how to feel empowered throughout your audition process Spotlight’s recent Open House saw David Mumeni give tips on how to audition for screen, with much of his advice revolving around making yourself feel empowered during the daunting audition process. It can be easy to worry about doing your auditions…

  • How to Create Your Best Spotlight Profile

    How to Create Your Best Spotlight Profile

    Spotlight’s top tips for making your profile the very best it can be! At our latest Open House, Spotlight’s own Emma Dyson gave her feedback on member profiles and offered up her advice on how you can make the most of your Spotlight profile. Here are the takeaway tips: A good first photo is everything So make it as…

  • Ivana Chubbuck’s Advice to Actors

    Ivana Chubbuck’s Advice to Actors

    Ivana Chubbuck’s Top Pieces of Advice to Actors Throughout my years as an actor, I read many of the iconic books about acting and found them highly theoretical – not a practical guide on script analysis. I set about writing a book that was a real nuts and bolts, “how-to” guide to breaking down a script from the…

  • Star Wars’ Derek Arnold and Tom Wilton on Puppeteering and Effects

    Star Wars’ Derek Arnold and Tom Wilton on Puppeteering and Effects

    Derek Arnold and Tom Wilton aren’t necessarily faces you might recognise, but they’re behind many of the creatures you see brought to life in the latest Star Wars films. Tom and Derek talked to Spotlight about their unique contribution to a production as puppeteers on stage and screen. I’ve always tried to be very pragmatic…

  • How to Nail Your Drama School Audition

    How to Nail Your Drama School Audition

    Joe Richardson from the Guildford School of Acting audition panel gives us his insight into nailing your drama school audition… At Spotlight’s recent Open House, Joe Richardson led a session on the kinds of things you’ll need to ace your drama school audition. If you’re thinking about getting some formal training, we have lots of great advice…

  • Tips for Performing Your Best Monologue

    Tips for Performing Your Best Monologue

    Monologue tips from Guildford School of Acting audition panellist Joe Richardson By Christina Care At Spotlight’s Open House event, Joe Richardson led a wonderful session on auditioning for drama school. We went along to hear all his great advice on how to get your monologue into the best shape possible, and nail that audition! Avoid…

  • Performing Shakespeare: A National Youth Theatre Experience

    Performing Shakespeare: A National Youth Theatre Experience

    A blog from Hayley Osborne about her experience on the Performing Shakespeare course at the National Youth Theatre Spotlight recently awarded one lucky member a place on the National Youth Theatre’s Performing Shakespeare course – here’s our winner, Hayley Osborne on her experience during that week. If you like the sound of this one, there’ll be more from the NYT as part…

  • How Do I Set Up A Voice Over Studio At Home?

    How Do I Set Up A Voice Over Studio At Home?

    Spotlight and the VoiceOver Network’s Rachael Naylor on setting up your first home studio There is no ‘right’ time in your voice over career to set up your home studio. You could be a newcomer to the industry: inexperienced, agent-less, and getting more ‘No’s than a nasal spray. Or perhaps you’re a seasoned professional, with regular…