MonologueSlam is a nationwide industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds. Twenty actors are given the opportunity to perform for a welcoming audience and a panel of industry professionals who are in a position to move their careers forward. This event helps performers that may not have access to the usual routes into the industry and provides agents and casting directors with an avenue to source fresh talent.
The show consists of a youth round (performers aged between 11-17) 1 minute round and 3 minute round, where each actor will perform a monologue of their choice.
Winners from the regional events are invited to perform at the National Final in December at Theatre Royal Stratford East in London, for a chance to be crowned National Champion. The champion will take home an extensive prize package designed to take their career to the next level.
See what Birmingham has to offer on 24 November at Birmingham REP.
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The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
1 Minute Round
Quiche Isn’t Sexy by Gabriel Davis
Shanter by Maisie Brooker
Venus by Cassandra Wiggan
Banana by Jeremy Pang
3 Minute Round
No Sisters by Aaron Posner
Freeman by Camilla Whitehill
Gut Girls by Sarah Kane
The Bastard, King John by William Shakespeare
Laura Rollins plays feisty nurse Ayesha Lee on the BBC’s daytime show Doctors. Having graduated in 2009 from Arts Ed with an MA in acting, Laura has travelled the country with various theatre companies, and abroad to film commercials and music videos. She got her big break with Doctors in 2014, bringing her back to her home town of Birmingham.
Lee regularly produces for BBC’s Doctors and credits include the 2016 Soap Awards winning “The Heart of England” by Katherine Way.
Originally from Tottenham, North London, his career started unusually in Japan as a documentary director for Japanese TV. Credits included Here Come the Drums featuring Chuck-D, Afrika Bambaata and The Rock Steady Crew.
Returning to the UK, Lee produced a number of drama shorts, including Doom & Gloom which won the Arte prize for Best European Short. His first feature film Crush, starring Andie MacDowell & Imelda Staunton, Premiered at Cannes and Sundance and sold globally to critical acclaim.
He has since produced the Oscar nominated The Voorman Problem starring Martin Freeman and exeuctive produced Michael Winterbottom’s The Road to Guantanamo, Debbie Isitt’s Nativity and Penny Woolcock’s 1 Day.
Current productions includeThree Sacks Full of Hats, by Geoff Thompson, starring Alison Steadman and Warren Brown and The Last Tree, Shola Amoo’s much anticipated second feature, shooting next year in UK & Nigeria.
Tonia Daley-Campbell is an actress, director, producer and community activist. As a mother of 4 and a foster carer shes not shy of hard work. In 2014 Tonia set up her charity Kuumba Arts Movement supporting disadvantaged young people by using the creative arts, and as part of the charity Tonia also set up a film school called 4th Wall. The film school project was funded for 3 years supporting young people from diverse backgrounds. Tonia now runs and owns her own drama school ACTS and is also the young children’s agent at Red Talent Management. Tonia is committed to supporting young hidden talent. Her recent acting credits include Lenny Henry’s Danny and the human zoo playing Mrs Patterson, Feature film London Town playing Mamma Letty, Gazebo theatres “sorry no coloureds”and short film Giants which has been shortlisted for an RTS award. Tonia is currently producing brand new Birmingham based TV series “Lucid The Dreamwalker” a phycological thriller and story of discovery. Tonia is so excited about what’s in store for the Lucid fans she can’t wait to tell the world when Lucid will hit thier screens. Tonia is currently writing her first book “39 steps to 40” which she hopes will be the first of a series of fun insightful little pocket books, inspiring those creatives and non creatives, who consistently doubt their ability to achieve.
Jane Anderson casts action packed & gritty dramas through to fun filled comedies. Features include ‘The Whistleblower’, ‘Hard Boiled Sweets’ & independent comedy features ‘Down Dog’ and the Cymru BAFTA winning ‘Convenience’. As well as the soon to be released ‘Viking Destiny’. Her small screen credits include ‘Spying on Hitler’s Army: The Secret Recordings’, the award nominated series’ ‘All At Sea’ & ‘Hank Zipzer’, the comedy ‘Bucket’ and ‘Creeped Out’ an upcoming brand new spooky series for CBBC. She is a member of the Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland, and works between Manchester and London.
Hannah is currently training on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck University. As part of her training she is on a nine month placement at Birmingham Repertory Theatre as Resident Assistant Director. Before starting her masters Hannah showcased her own work through numerous new writing festivals including; Love Camp (Park Theatre), Cold Call, Square One, The Pillory (Southwark Playhouse) The Ticket, Ikaze bana banjye (Theatre503) and Numb (Barons Court Theatre) . In 2012 she was Resident Assistant Director at the Finborough Theatre where she assisted on a variety of shows including; The Precariat, Fishskin Trousers, White Carnation and Carthage.
Corey graduated from Birmingham School of Acting in 2013. Since then, he has hit the ground running, working on several productions including, Tempestory (Fringe Festival Madrid/ Almagro Festival Spain), Merry War (Shakespeare Festival Shanghai) and Dunsinane (RSC and NTS co-production). Following these successes Corey wrote and co-directed Green Leaves Fall.
Since 2015 Corey has mainly focused on his theatre company Strictly Arts. Recognising the company’s achievements, Corey was appointed Creative Associate of the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Strictly Arts has become part of the Belgrade’s Springboard Initiative. Strictly Arts have achieved further accolades with their incredibly powerful play; Freeman. The show received exceptional reviews, and a recent tour of Freeman played to sold out venues across the UK. Though trained as an actor and still working in that capacity, Corey has discovered a passion for directing which he continues to pursue.
Alan Sharman Agency is a well regarded fashion & commercial/lifestyle agency based in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter. The agency works with a wide range of advertising agencies, iconic brands, photographers, casting directors and production companies across the UK, always striving to provide an excellent yet friendly service.
Alan and his team have over 50 years industry experience between them, which provides a wealth of knowledge and understanding to meet the needs and requirements of their clients, from start-up through to international established companies. They have worked hard to develop and maintain successful, long-term relationships built on honesty, trust and respect. Clients will find their individual requirements met in every instance, regardless of scale or complexity, with the aim of being your preferred agency of choice.
The team, pride themselves on personally knowing the talent they represent and therefore quickly being able to provide the best candidates to efficiently suit any brief. They work with a large selection of models and actors from babies to classics, along with a book of talented hair and make-up artists, stylists and home economists.
Representing the best available professionals within the industry across the following divisions; models : fashion, editorial and commercial photography, catwalk and fittings.New faces : future model faces, just starting their journey, these girls and boys are the rising stars of the agency. Fitness : men and women who specialise in sportswear, underwear or those that simply have an exceptional physique real people / actors : featured artists/actors for lifestyle photography, commercials, corporate video, film, television and promotions. Specialists : hands, legs, feet. Juniors : licenced babies to early teens for photographic, television, fitting and catwalk. Families & couples : real and model families plus couples of all ages. Creatives : hair & make-up artists, stylists and home economists.
A conscious rapper with a modern day energy, embracing a holistic approach using intelligence and integrity as her weapons. Valentina uses music as a platform to speak on everyday and deeper life matters, infusing strong messages with witty lyrics. After being filmed by the BBC for The Hip Hop Bass Festival and recently organising Birmingham’s First Music Industry Mixer, her innate flair of creativity is evident.