MonologueSlam is a nationwide industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds. 22 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.
See what London has to offer on Monday 16th July 2018 at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
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Murcyfine by Shelly Cilus
Angels by Pauline McLynn
Alaska by DC Moore
Roses are Red by Janet Milstein
Hacktivists by Ben Ockrent
1 Minute Round
Where Do We Stand by Lawrence Wilson
Ah Don’t Hate the English by Irvine Welsh
3 Minute Round
Matthew was previously Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Director in Residence at The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Associate Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Directing credits for the Royal Exchange include: FRANKENSTEIN, WISH LIST (also Royal Court), INTO THE WOODS and BRINK.
Other directing credits include: SHEBEEN (Nottingham Playhouse/Stratford East), DUBLIN CAROL (Sherman Theatre); BLUE/ORANGE, THE SOUND OF YELLOW and SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD (Young Vic & Eclipse); SCRAPPERS (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); CINDERELLA, THE BLACKS and I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING AND THEN I SAW THE SKY (Co-Director, Stratford East); MAD BLUD and ALADDIN (Associate Director, Stratford East)
Composing/Sound Design credits include: PARALYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY (DJ); THE PEOPLE ARE SINGING (Royal Exchange); FREE RUN (Underbelly); THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT (TimeWontWait); PASS THE BATON and BOLERO REMIXED (New London Orchestra); DA BOYZ, FAMILY MAN, THE SNOW QUEEN, HANSEL & GRETEL (Stratford East).
Matthew is a founding member of Act for Change.
John has been working in casting since joining the National Theatre Casting Department as an assistant in 1989. After leaving the NT he worked for The Almeida, The Bush, Chichester Festival, English Touring Theatre, The Gate, Oxford Stage Company, The Royal Court and The Young Vic amongst others. This was followed by ten years with The RSC both as Deputy Head and then Head of Casting.
Working on all but one Shakespeare play, many classics and new writing. He is currently a member of the BBC’s in-house drama casting team working on productions such as Holby City, Father Brown and The Coroner.
Casting for over 15 years Carolyn is a freelance Casting Director, and member of the Casting Society of America, who has worked with directors including Michael Caton-Jones, Paul Schrader and Sofia Coppola.
Recent feature projects include: BRUNO, SIX FROM EIGHT and HIGH STRUNG: FREE DANCE.
TV casting includes: numerous tv movies and pilots for Hallmark, the Syfy Channel and various projects for Netflix, including A CHRISTMAS PRINCE, with Rose McIver (iZOMBIE) and THE PRINCESS SWITCH, with Vanessa Hudgens (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) Sam Palladio (NASHVILLE) and Nick Sagar (QUEEN OF THE SOUTH).
Along with projects for the BBC, ITV, Disney and associate casting on the first two HARRY POTTER films.
Films currently in development include: transgender road movie VIOLETS ARE BLUE and thriller RED MIST.
Nic started acting professionally as young as 6 years old in Pinewood Studios in a small role for Chicago Joe and the Showgirls. However he practically grew up on film sets as his sister was filming on The Dark Crystal and Inside the Third Reich shortly after he was born. He attended the Anna Scher Theatre for 12 years during its pomp and enjoyed classed for several years with Naomi Harris, Neil Maskill, Natalie Cassidy, Simon Godwin, Zawe Ashton, Adam Deacon, Patsy Palmer, Reggie Yates, Tameka Empson to name just a few between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. Anna Scher and Charles Verrall were pivotal in both his dramatic and ethical education and their motto that “Talent thrives through training together” seems true for the group of actors at the theatre at the time. And this training lead to Nic performing at the Tricycle and Royal Court Theatre, as well as TV (ITV / Channel 4), Radio (BBC) and Hollywood feature film credits including the lead as the Prince in Disney’s The Whipping Boy, as well as working with Oscar and Olivier winners in Franco Zeffirelli’s feature film Jane Eyre with Anna Paquin and Fiona Shaw and John Pasquin’s Christmas film Santa Clause with Tim Allen and David Krumholtz.
Marcus has been working in the industry professionally since graduating as an actor from Drama Centre London in 2007. He built up extensive experience in acting, directing and casting primarily at Theatre Royal Stratford East where he became an Associate Artist under then artistic director Kerry Michael MBE.
In 2016 Marcus developed his experience and passion for the industry by becoming an agent when he joined Simon & How Associates as Junior Musical Theatre Agent. During his time at SHA Marcus became an Agent and built a successful list that worked across all areas of the profession.
Marcus joined Intertalent in April 2018 and is associate to Oliver Thomson.
Alex was made a Company Director in 2018. He represents talent across the acting & entertainment industry.
Alex attended the University of Portsmouth (2004-2007) before studying for a MA in Theatre Producing at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (2007-2008).
Alex was a Producer on The Old Vic’s 24 HOUR PLAYS and an Associate Producer for HighTide Festival’s 2008 season which included STOVEPIPE (later listed in the Top 10 Best Theatre Productions of the Decade in the Sunday Times). Alex co-produced the UK Premiere of Lisa Kron’s Tony Award winning play WELL (Trafalgar Studios & Apollo Theatre).
Alex’s first taste of Agent life came when he interned at Curtis Brown in 2007. From 2009–2012, Alex worked for the Managing Director of ARG (Artists Rights Group).
Alex joined InterTalent Rights Group (formerly Cole Kitchenn) in 2012 to start his own client list.
He is an Executive Producer on the upcoming 2018 feature film MRS LOWRY & SON starring Timothy Spall & Vanessa Redgrave, as well as co-producing the chart topping sports podcast POUND FOR POUND.
Alex was made a Company Director in February 2018.
From the tender age of five, Emel has been a natural performer and a true artistic creative, Her influences stem from an array of visual / musical arts and performance.
Emel Michael has an innate talent with regard to writing songs. This ability to craft original melodic arrangements set to meaningful lyrics with character is what sets her apart. She is one of few artists today that can take on a sound with intimate touches of tonality, quirkiness, and clarity of voice.
North London based singer song/writer has been writing and composing her music since she was 16 years old.
She is currently working on her EP, feat Judie Tzuke.