MonologueSlam UK returns to The REP!
Performers from all backgrounds and disciplines undertake a gruelling series of auditions, including a youth round for 11-16 year olds, before 22 of them are chosen to perform in front of an audience and to impress a panel of professionals who are in a position to progress their careers. MonologueSlam UK brings you the newest and most exciting talent in the UK!
Hosted by Last Tango In Halifax star, Dean Smith it promises to be a night to remember! Book your tickets now!
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
iPad Fury by Tara Meddaugh
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
Six Primroses Each by Ellen Dryden
A Serial Killer by Author Unknown
iPad Fury by Tara Meddaugh
1 Minute Round
The Westbridge by Rachel De-Lahay
Herstory by Launda Holness
3 Minute Round
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Bench Seat by Neil Labute
Bunny by Jack Thorne
Jake works closely with the RSC’s Artistic team providing administrative support for selected productions in Stratford- Upon-Avon, London and on tour both across the UK and Internationally. Day to day duties can include: contracting with venues, drafting and managing production budgets, contract negotiation with creative teams, R&D projects, coordination of RSC online concept trailers, assisting in the management of the RSC Emerging Director programme. In addition to these duties Jake is lead producer smaller scale RSC projects . Prior to the RSC Jake worked in a similar role at Chichester Festival Theatre and before that worked as an Assistant/ Deputy Stage Manager for a number of companies across the UK (ZHO Visual Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatre’s , Bolton Octagon Theatre, English Touring Theatre, Goodnight Mister Tom Ltd) . Jake trained in Theatre and Performance Technology at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts).
MARIE ROWE – Casting Director
Marie Rowe, has an extensive background in all areas of media communication. In Toronto she worked in public relations and went on to the Drama and Variety Departments of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where she was a Production Manager. She founded “Radio Women” and produced human-interest programs for CBC Radio, including Incest – the Great Taboo, resulting from her volunteer work with troubled girls.
Her first job in Hollywood was at The Samuel Goldwyn Company in film distribution and marketing, which led to an assignment as publicist for the American Cinema Awards, produced by David Gest, honoring veteran movie stars, such as Joseph Cotton and Joel McCrea. She was then hired as a staff writer on the revised version of the television show Divorce Court and ultimately became writing assistant to Barry Levinson on a comedy series for HBO TV, which was the beginning of a long association with the writer/director. Marie has worked in the areas of casting with Levinson on such award-winning films as Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Man, but has primarily helped him develop several of his screenplays. When Levinson wrote his novel Sixty-Six (Random House), he asked Marie to assist him.
As abridger/producer of books on tape for Dove Audio in Los Angeles, Marie dealt with a variety of books, from the classics and popular novels to psychology, business and the Bible.
Marie was appointed Vice President of Creative Development for PowerPlay Audiobook Summaries where she was responsible for choosing and summarizing business books on subjects such as Leadership Development, Communication Skills and Creative Thinking. She interviewed the authors and produced the studio recording sessions.
From Tottenham, North London, Lee’s production career started unpredictably in Tokyo where he worked as a self-shooting documentary director for Japanese TV and before returning to the UK to study drama producing at the NFTS.
Since then his production credits include Crush, starring Andie MacDowell, the Oscar ® nominated The Voorman Problem, Debbie Isitt’s Nativity and Michael Winterbottom’s Silver Bear winning The Road to Guantanamo.
Through his new company – Prodigal – Lee has just delivered The Last Tree, a feature pilot for Creative England and the BFI. He’s also in advanced development on Number9Dream, an adaptation of David Mitchell’s Booker Prize nominated novel with Asif Kapadia (Amy) attached to direct, among a number of other film and tv projects.
Based in Leamington Spa, Lee produces regularly for the BBC’s Doctors and is represented by Ian Benson of The Agency.
Steve trained as a teacher and taught in Essex and Barcelona before training as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. He worked for a number of children’s theatre and theatre in education companies before coming to Birmingham in 1986 and founding Language Alive! and Catalyst, two of the region’s leading educational theatre companies. He has also worked as a writer and producer for BBC Education, lectured at universities in the US and Australia and was Head of Arts for Birmingham City Council from 2001 to 2003. Steve has contributed to a number of journals and books, has an MA in Arts Management and a doctorate in Arts Education. Steve is Executive Producer of The ASSITEJ World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences to be held in Birmingham in July 2016.
Mouthpiece Management is a local theatrical agency now in its 10th year of business. Karen is one of two company directors at Mouthpiece Productions ltd. who have been touring locally and nationally for the past 15 years – this year look out for Brummegem Pals a brand new show touring Midlands Venues.
Karin also works as a one to one acting coach for established talent as well as newcomers to the industry.
Born in Coventry, England in 1990, Karl discovered his ability to sing whilst appearing in his school production of Les Miserables to great acclaim. Karl shot to recent fame from appearing on the BBC One show The Voice singing the famous opera aria ‘Nessun Dorma’ to over 9 million viewers and receiving many standing ovations from all the coaches giving Rita Ora shivers rating his performance as “Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!” Karl made Sir Tom Jones final 8 out of a staggering 48,000 people who auditioned for the show.
Prior to his TV success Karl trained at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting receiving a full scholarship. Karl has since been mentored by the legendary Sir Tom Jones.
With over 1 Million Youtube hits, thousands of twitter followers and a devoted fan base of all ages Karl has performed in various parts of the world in Theatre Productions, Proms Events, Orchestras and his own sell out Concerts.
Some of the venues Karl has performed at include The Theatre Royal Drury Lane for the Laurence Olivier Awards, Du Arena (Abu Dhabi) Belgrade Theatre (Coventry), Birmingham Rep, The Pheasantry (London), De Montfort Hall (Leicester) Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (Guildford) Glasgow City Hall and The Grosvenor House Hotel in London as well as luxury Cruise Ships and many other theatres and concert venues throughout the UK.
Karl is heard regularly in interviews and live singing sessions on several regional radio stations. He recently sung his original song ‘Everything I Am’ on BBC Radio Scotland with The Glasgow Philharmonia Orchestra. The same Orchestra that recorded Karl’s new album titled ‘Everything I Am’ featuring songs such as ‘Bring Him Home, Nessun Dorma’ and Mario Lanza’s ‘Be My Love’ as well as putting his own spin on classic pop songs such as ‘Unchained Melody’ and the Elton John classic ‘Your Song’.
Karl would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support. You can follow Karl on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter@Karlloxley