~ NEWS 2021 ~
At N1 we had a talk and Q&A with Jessica Jefferies, CD specialising in mo cap. She gave us a fascinating insight to the industry. And I really enjoyed webinars and workshops at the Actors Centre's 'Voiceover Week'. Meanwhile, the first N1 playreading of the year was Tom Stoppard's Arcadia - interesting writing and fun to do.
Click on Martin Rowson's cartoon above to hear me voicing A Boiling Lake. I recorded this as one of the tracks in the final installment of the Plague Songs project, launched on
5 Feb as Plague Songs: The New Museum of Shit. Publicity has included a slot on the BBC Radio Wales Review Show - they loved it!
This month I've had two auditions - one in the form of a self-tape (see still above) and one as a zoom meeting. Really pleased that things are starting to pick up again in the performance world. It's going to take a while, of course, but amazing efforts are being made to get things back on their feet.
Last month's zoom audition led to a recall in an actual theatre! Impossible to describe the excitement felt by all (director, writer, potenial cast) as we met in the auditorium of The Space for auditions for a festival of new writing. I didn't get the role (they decided on a different demographic), but it was a total joy to be 'in the room' again.
Being represented by N1 presents fab challenges - this month an entirely different self-tape request came my way. For this gender blind, military theatre role, I was off-book with a long monologue (and I happened to have fatigues in my costume collection!). Self-tapes can be a technical hassle, but I was pleased with the lighting, as seen here.
Filming work for Christmas has started - see above still from a self-tape for a Christmas commercial! Meanwhile, last month's military self-tape led to a recall in an actual theatre, for the 2nd time in just a few weeks. This time it was at the NT - got through 3 rounds, but didn't quite make the final cut. Fantastic to be there, and met some fab people
First N1 playreading this month was King John. Great to do a less-often performed Shakespeare - we're all grinning here at the end of quite a night!
News to follow.
News to follow.