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.
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Apart from George
Like a Virgin by Gordon Steel
Apart from George
Pete The Pirate
Cooking With Elvis by Lee Hall
A Child’s Life During The War
Like a Virgin by Gordon Steel
1 Minute Round
To Have and to Hold by Lorraine Forest-Turner
3 Minute Round
Working from her offices in London, Shakyra casts international films and television. She was recently honoured with two nominations in the UK CDA Casting Awards 2017 in both the Feature Film and Short Film categories.
Shakyra entered the entertainment industry over two decades ago as an actress. She went on to found her own successful theatre production company, developing new writers. Shakyra then worked for a West End theatre producer, assisting on casting several shows; she naturally branched out as an independent casting director.
Working across a wide range of visual media, Shakyra is a staunch believer in championing women’s achievements in film making, as well as being a zealous advocate for diversity in casting.
She has considerable experience working across many genres – specialising in casting British Independent feature films, foreign language films and European co-productions. Shakyra has worked on BAFTA, Berlinale and Oscar nominated films. Commercials she has cast have won Cannes Lions and actors she has discovered have gone on to be nominated in best newcomer awards throughout the world. Shakyra is a voting member of the European Film Academy and The Casting Society of America.
Beatrice joined Jane Ripley casting in 2012. She has co-cast numerous productions for BBC Comedy including Crims, Our Ex-wife, Coopers V. The Rest, This Country, Clique, The Other One and Limbo. She also worked with Jane on the BAFTA nominated and RTS award winning My Mad Fat Diary and E4’s hit series Chewing Gum.
Projects include Loaded for Channel 4 and AMC, Kiss Me First – a major new drama series for E4/Netflix, Stath for Roughcut and E4, Pure – a new Drama series for Drama Republic and C4 and as a Casting Director; the award winning CBBC series So Awkward and most recently, some very exciting new scripts as part of Balloon Entertainment’s Diverse Writers initiative.
Emma was a jobbing actress before her move into casting. Emma works alongside casting director Carolyn McLeod on all her projects which includes feature films High Strung Free Dance (Director Michael Damian) and Bruno (Director Karl Golden). Emma also casts her own projects, and has recently cast projects for RSA films (Ridley Scott Associates) and is now the in house Casting Director for film production company Signature Pictures. Emma is an ambassador for diversity and equality in casting.
James studied journalism at University in Nottingham, and then went to drama school, graduating in 2007. He worked at a radio station in the Middle East, and then became an assistant at a Literary Media Agency in London, representing screenwriters and directors for TV & Film.
James then spent four years as an agent at another West-End based talent agency, before joining the Sainou team in 2015 where he now runs his own client list.
Director / Writer Greg Hall is the award winning filmmaker behind six feature films. His debut feature The Plague (2004) made on shoestring received the Katrin Cartlidge Scholarship from Mike Leigh. He has run numerous masterclasses and workshops across the globe on independent film making.
Alice Coles is a talent agent at the Artists Partnership. She has been working within agencies for over 10 years.
The Artists Partnership is a leading UK talent and literary agency representing the best of British and International actors, writers and directors across all areas of the industry.
Lorna Sutara Gee aka Lorna Gayle is an artist who remains synonymous with the British Reggae sub-genre of Lovers Rock.
She is the BEFFTA and HiCrEc award winner for outstanding contribution to reggae music.
Born and raised in Brixton, South London, The multi-talented performer began her foray into music during the late 1970s. She was a pioneering female presence on male-dominated sound systems such as Saxon, Coxsone and Nasty Rockers.
Lorna has released a number of hit singles since the 1980’s including ‘Three weeks gone – Mi Giro’ ‘Stop Chat’ ‘Singalong’ and Don’t go crazy’ However, it was the 1985 heartfelt ‘Gotta Find a Way’ that placed her at the top of the Reggae charts for six weeks, for which she received recognition with two BBC Radio London Reggae Awards for Best Female artist in 1985 and 1986.
Well-respected by her musical peers, Lorna performed alongside Paul Weller, Madness and Junior Giscombe on the Red Wedge tour, a prominent 1986 Labour party voting drive. Lorna’s passion for global justice through politics again became apparent at the 1988 AAA (Artistes Against Apartheid) concert in which she appeared with Sade, Boy George, Gil Scott-Heron, Sting and Maxi Priest.
Lorna has been crowned one of the Queens of Lovers Rock with fellow singers Janet Kay and Carroll Thompson. She was presented with the prestigious Lovers Rock gala award for her contribution to Lovers Rock music at The Brixton Academy in Sept 2008.
In the early 90’s, Lorna resided in the US, where she made hits like Lef Him, Nice and Oh No Not My Baby, recorded on the Gold Disc label. She then went on to win the 1992 New York, Tamika Reggae Award for best female Deejay, with Shabba Ranks winning best male.
When Lorna returned to England she went back to her first love, acting. She spent three years at one of the country’s top drama schools, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Her acting career has been extremely successful to date
Since graduating, Lorna appeared alongside Christian Bale and Heath Ledger in the Batman Movie ‘Dark Knight’ and has also been seen in popular TV series including; Dancing on The Edge, Doctors, Torchwood and Eastenders, Holby City. Theatre credits include Blest Be the Tie (Royal Court) Sugar Mummies (Royal court) The Crucible (RSC) Nation (National) Rudy’s Rare Records (Hackney Empire) Guys and Dolls (Savoy/Phoenix)
Lorna is currently recording a new album, as well as remaining a prominent figure within the acting industry. “It all goes hand in hand really, she says, “Creativity is about expressing yourself in any way that feels natural”