What is a Monologue? | A breakdown on monologues for actors

From your very first acting class to the clip they play at the Oscars of your Big Dramatic Scene, monologues are with you throughout your acting journey. They are what we use to learn the basics of acting, practice and hone our skills and—perhaps most importantly—audition for work. However, have you ever actually stopped to … Read more

When Performance Art Is an Anti-War Instrument

Alexandra Skochilenko is a thirty-year-old artist from St. Petersburg—the city where I lived before Russia attacked Ukraine. She made music and films, drew comics about depression, and worked as a photojournalist. On 11 April 2022, Skochilenko was arrested and placed in a pre-trial detention center, where she is currently still being held. A criminal case … Read more

REVIEW: Whistle Down the Wind at the Watermill Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical Whistle Down the Wind represents an ambitious production to mount in the intimate space at the Watermill in Newbury but Director Tom Jackson Greaves has assembled an adult and junior cast that rises magnificently to the task. The first half is stupendous as they create believable well-defined characters, move with … Read more

REVIEW: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL (Eventim Apollo)

Sister Act The Musical is no stranger to UK theatres, having premiered in 2009 at the London Palladium, the original production went on to capture the hearts of critics and audiences alike on both sides of the pond. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted, Little Shop of … Read more

Interview: Manager Eric Schulman on Demo Reels, Headshots and How He Finds Actors to Represent

“You’re competing with so many people who may just look just like you or may sound just like you and you’ve got to differentiate yourself. And that means treat it like a job.” — Manager Eric Schulman As actors, finding the best person to represent us is a huge step in establishing a successful career. … Read more

Huge Stick of Musical Rock

If you have been reading my blog a while you will know that I love a rock musical so when Center Stage invited me to their compilation show with a rock concert vibe I was incredibly keen. Center Stage’s Huge Stick of Musical rock takes 16 different rock musicals, 27 songs, a band of 6 … Read more

“The Ills We Do, Their Ills Instruct Us So”: Indigenous Futurism at the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival

“This show may make you angry,” warned director/adaptor Tara Moses, an accomplished theater artist and citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. Lounging on lawn chairs and blankets on the inviting green space of Prentice Park in Vermillion, South Dakota, the predominately white audience at the opening night of South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s (SDSF) production … Read more