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 18 May at Birmingham REP. Tickets are available now.
At TriForce, we’re committed to making our events accessible to everyone. MonologueSlam Birmingham is held at Birmingham REP which is an accessible venue. Find out more here. If you have any access requirements you’d like to discuss ahead of attending the show, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock
Protective Shield by Joseph Arnone
How to be Right by Caleb Clarke
Elephant by Gurpreet Kaur-Bhatti
1 Minute Round
Wined and Dined by Stephanie Lacey
Make Me by Anna Nierobisz
Proposition by David Heslop
Jumpers for Goal Posts by Tom Wells
3 Minute Round
Little Baby Jesus by Arinze Kene
All the Way Home by Ayub Khan-Din
Since joining the industry more than twenty years ago Dan has worked his way up through the cutting rooms, as a ﬁlm graduate from Bournemouth Filmschool and the BBC to now boast a CV with diverse credits ranging from ‘EastEnders’, ‘Coronation Street’ – where he worked with Norman Wisdom, Ian McKellen and Status Quo, ‘Holby City’ and ‘Waterloo Road’ to the very popular period dramas ‘Land Girls’ and ’32 Brinkburn Street’ to the individual gems of the ‘Preston Passion’ ﬁlms and his ﬁrst feature ﬁlm ‘The Devil Went Down to Islington’. He has brought to each project his own brand of motion and emotion, humour and dynamic story-telling that has seen him become a much sought-after director. With business partner Martin Simms Dan has recently completed the second year of the ‘Foot In The Door’ Film & TV Course which provides practical experience of both factual and drama production to participants from all different backgrounds and with different levels of experience. The students collaborate on all aspects of the production of three short factual pieces and three short dramas, working alongside industry professionals, while dividing all the HOD roles among themselves. After the course is completed Dan & Martin continue to provide support to the graduates as they start out on their careers. Through his production company Tin Soldier Productions Dan is developing several new projects including feature ﬁlms and a sitcom as well as the creation of exciting new projects to build on the legacy of our training schemes.
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 psychological 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 their 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.
Leon has spent the last 9 and a half years working for the Belgrade Theatre as well as working with the youth groups he has a particular focus on the BAME strand of work with involved their two targeted youth groups, Black youth Theatre and Asian Youth Theatre, and their writing programme Critical Mass, which focuses on developing writers from BAME backgrounds. Leon’s directed many shows with the Belgrade’s youth groups, co-directed a show for a main stage, and works with professional actors on the New Black Showcase.
Before his life at the Belgrade, Leon was a freelance actors and workshop leader who with created a theatre company with friends and toured some of their work to Germany, South Africa and Indonesia.
Daniel Alexander is a multi award winning Filmmaker and Director from the UK, producing an array of popular content for a variety of television and online platforms. His latest works include the official film for the Commonwealth games, bringing in Birmingham’s highest ever televised audience to over 1 billion people.
With over 10 years in the industry, Daniel has worked with an impressive caliber of clients including the Commonwealth Games, BBC, Nike, Apple, Channel 4, BBC 2, MTV, BET, Virgin Media, Mike Tyson, Barclay Card, EA Sports, and many more.
With a host of skills including Director of photography, Editor, Director, Colourist and Writer, Daniel has developed himself as a brand, which is known for creating breathtaking visuals and a wealth of experience. Daniel is also deeply rooted within the community and frequently provides training and educational workshops/resources for young people and adults.
Madeleine Kludje is currently on the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Current work includes; Assistant Director for Woyzeck Directed by Roxana Silbert, Co-Directing Ultimate Lad by Ash Palmisciano and Jon Brittain for Edinburgh Fringe and Assistant Director on Elephant by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Directed by Lucy Morrison. Past Directing work includes; Co-Directing Library Lion with Untied Artist, Directing a devised piece for the new entrance opening of the Victoria and Albert Museum with young people from Emergency Exit Arts, Check The Label by Eno Mfon and Normal by Theresa Ikoko for Talawa First and Fable by Luke Barnes in London, New York and Cape Town for The Young Vic. Assistant Directing work includes, The Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director for The Web Directed by Ria Parry, The Scottsboro Boys with the Young Vic’s under 18 participants Directed by Natasha Nixon, Little Red Riding Hood at Theatre Royal Stratford East Directed by Dawn Reid and Talawa Typt shows Enter Directed by Anthony Ekendayo and Sweet Taboo directed by Mojisola Adebayo. Madeleine is also a drama facilitator having worked in the U.K and Europe.
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.
Caroline is a producer on Doctors here in Birmingham. She’s a graduate of the University of Birmingham where she studied drama. Over the last three years she’s also produced 35 episodes of Father Brown which have won two RTS Midlands awards and has also produced on Casualty.
Smash Entertertainz is a Birmingham based comedian/entertainer with a lot of love for what he does and the city he’s from, Credits include ‘Real Deal Comedy Jam’, ‘LOL Comedy’, ‘Wahala’and ‘Belly Buss Comedy’