This week I speak to Rebecca Evans and Steve Connolly the founders of 'Act Your Age'.

Act Your Age was born from the problem that actors over the age of forty, but more specifically actors over forty either entering or re-entering the industry, have in finding castings or getting noticed within the industry. 

The community website for castings: Act Your Age – Community for 40+ actors

Facebook Page: Act Your Age Showcase

Twitter: @ActShowcase
 
 

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For actor tutoring: https://www.superprof.co.uk/professional-actor-offering-tailored-acting-lessons-online-for-all-ages-and-abilities.html 

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Connecting with your acting agent and staying positive - with Anthony Paul from Anthony Paul Associates

July 8, 2020

Anthony Paul is a London-based talent agent representing a actors in Theatre, Film and Television. He has worked professionally in the industry for fourteen years. He came to talk to me about the decision to become an agent, how to get signed and how to get through these uncertain times.

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DONATE or APPLY: The Theatre Artists Fund https://theatreartists.fund

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Starting out and taking yourself seriously as an actor - with Vanessa Lyall

July 5, 2020

Vanessa is an actor, podcaster and creative (who can do most things except draw or sing) based in West London. We talk about taking the big step to become self-employed, deciding to not go to drama school and  feeling out of place trying to catch up on industry knowledge.

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Support #BLM

WATCH: 13th | The Life and Death of Marsha P Johnson

VISIT: https://blackballad.co.uk 

For more resources, information and ways to help the cause visit: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

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Adapting Acting for 2020 and Women in Comedy - with Sarah Tattersall

July 1, 2020

This week I am joined by Sarah Tattersall. Sarah is an actor, comedian and one half of Funny Bird Productions, with multiple sell out theatre and comedy shows, including: stand-up show ‘Girls With Jones’ (2019), theatre show ‘Me and My’ (2019) and solo shows ‘Sally’s Alright’ (2016) and ‘Angry Young Thing’ (2017). Next to be seen in Afia Nkrumah’s ‘A Place of Safety’ and Comedy Crowd’s ‘Box of Charms’.

We talk about adapting projects for lockdown, women in comedy, the future of theatre and remaining positive!

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About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Black Beauty & Racism with Ateh Jewel

Open Till Late with Vanessa Lyall

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Enhance your creativity and productivity to be a better actor. - with Mingma Hughes

June 17, 2020

This week I am joined by Mingma Hughes. She spent four years with Bristol Improv, and is currently training in classical and MT singing. She is also the artistic director of Troubadour Stageworks (https://www.troubadourstageworks.com). We talk about employability, how to enhance your creativity and using this period to master the skills you otherwise felt you had no time for. 

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Support #BLM

Pending Petitions: https://pendingpetition.carrd.co

This Is A Movement T-Shirt: https://everpress.com/this-is-a-movement

For more resources, information and ways to help the cause visit: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

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‘It’s never too late to start.’ - with Craig Pearson

June 10, 2020

This week I am joined by actor Craig Pearson. Based in Gateshead in the North East, Craig has always loved TV and Film, but it wasn't until his mid thirties he decided to take the plunge and give this acting gig a go! We talk about breaking into the industry, getting over imposter syndrome, mindset and work in the North East.

Find Craig on social media: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/craigpearsonactor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craigpearsonactor

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/pretendy_man

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The Black Curriculum: https://www.theblackcurriculum.com 

SIGN: LIFT THE HOODS: Classify White Supremacist Groups as Domestic Terrorist Organisations (https://www.change.org/p/clare-linkins-executive-director-of-national-counterterrorism-center-lift-the-hoods-classify-white-supremacist-groups-as-domestic-terrorist-organizations)

WATCH/DONATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCgLa25fDHM&feature=youtu.be 

For more resources, information and ways to help the cause visit: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

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Finding Balance and Control in Uncertain Times - with Emma Grier

June 7, 2020

This week I am joined by Life Coach Emma Grier we discuss how actors and creatives can manage stress and anxiety and deal with change and uncertainty (especially right now!)

Emma is currently taking on new coaching clients and for those who are struggling financially at the moment she is offering a 'pay what you can' rate. If people are interested in having some coaching or want to get in touch with Emma they can do that through Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram etc. Find Emma on social media: Instagram: @emagrier Twitter: @emma_grier Linkedin: Emma Grier 

Exercises mentioned:

Circle of Influence: Draw one circle in the middle of the page and write or draw what you can control in it. Then around that circle write or draw everything you can't. Reflect on what you've written/ drawn and how this might influence how you want to spend your time and what you want to focus on.

Free writing: Set a timer and write for 5-10 minutes without stopping and without judging what you've written. Then you can read it, throw it away, leave it, do whatever you like with it. 

Daily practices or exercises for when you are feeling anxious: 

-Write down 3 things you did well today 

-Write down 3 things you're grateful for today

Connecting to your senses: (With eyes closed or open) Notice 1 thing you can hear, 1 thing you can smell, 1 thing you can see, 1 thing you can feel and 1 thing you can taste.

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Support for Breonna Taylor: www.standwithbre.com

DONATE: Loveland Foundation - An organisation that aims to prioritise access, opportunity, and validation for young Black women and girls across the country.

SIGN: Fund to provide protestors with PPE in the UK: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hajra-khan-2

For more resources, information and ways to help the cause visit: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ 

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Creating Art and Your Own Process - with Alfiah Brown

June 3, 2020

Alfiah Brown is an actor, writer and creator. She was a finalist for this years Bill Cashmore Award and is in the process of setting up Visual Arts company Butterscotch. I spoke to her about her writing process and why/how she creates her art.

You can find her on Instagram @alfiahjade

Share, post, learn, speak out and call each other out.

Donate to multiple orgs fighting against racism and police brutality: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn

How to support from the UK including information about how to write to your MP’s: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10iIz_pFB8DzPkwddc8dcmJdJ0ZMITfTs7lvs4uyusZk/mobilebasic

Justice for George Floyd Protestors: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-justiceforgeorgefloyd-protesters-in-atlanta/?fbclid=IwAR39eQb6Qf7ah-vCLn-imKqv0SWSEKALp2cWg6iCuUtmfCuD6yq5t38B8dk 

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The Casting Process, Standing Out and Backstage - with Hannah Williams

May 31, 2020

Hannah Williams is a a Casting Director in London & Wales with 10 years experience in all areas of the industry. She also work with international casting platform & actor magazine, Backstage managing their UK arm.

We talk about the entire casting process, how to make yourself stand out on your application and when and how to build relationships with casting directors.

For more information on Hannah's work visit www.hannahmariewilliams.com

You can also find her on Twitter @hannahcasting 

For more information on Backstage visit: www.backstage.com find them on Twitter at @backstage and on Instagram @backstagecast

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Creating Content, Parenting and Staying Positive - with Sarah Green

May 27, 2020

Lockdown Series Episode 10: This week I'm joined by actress and model Sarah Green. (We recorded this episode about 4 weeks into lockdown). We talk about homeschooling creative kids, working together as a family and how to create content from home. You can find Sarah on Instagram here

For more information on Sarah's work visit: https://celebagents.co.uk/clients/sarah-green-actress/

Mimi and Josiah's YouTube Kids Channel can be found here https://youtu.be/Oj3jaRJoXj and Sarah's YouTube is here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIt7fqyTUnLXEFVyEG336-g

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